Soup kitchen reopens in Kewtown

first_img Children enjoying a warm cup of soup. Children enjoying a warm cup of soup. Build A Better Society (BABS), in Kewtown, is working with the provincial Department of Health to provide soup and bread for the needy in the Kewtown area, to ease the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. According to Jo-Anne Wilson, the manager of Babs, the soup kitchen, which has been going for about 20 years, closed when the lockdown started, but it soon became apparent that people were going hungry as they couldn’t work. Babs then started working with In the Public Interest (IPI), an NGO that is doing door-to-door Covid-19 screening on behalf of the Department of Health and the Kewtown clinic. Babs provides the IPI staff with bread, soup, and paper cups for those in need. “We give a few pots of soup and about six loaves of bread when they go out. We know that our people are suffering and we want to help,” Ms Wilson said.“We are so thankful to our sponsors who continuously donate to us. We are, however, looking for more donations in the form of bread, soup bones and veggies.”Babs also cooks and distributes meals for 25 seniors daily in Kewtown and Bridgetown.Myrtle Dadies, 76, is one of those who gets lunch daily from Babs. “It really helps me a lot; it makes life so much easier for me,” she said. “I really enjoy the food that they make, especially the greens, and the food that we get on a Wednesday is like Sunday lunch, chicken, rice, veggies and potatoes.” 1 of 2center_img Children wait to be served at the soup kitchen.last_img read more

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2 Dominicans complete RSS’ financial investigator training

first_imgTwo financial investigators of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force have completed a two-week standardized training course for financial investigators.Gary Benjamin, financial investigator with the Financial Intelligence Unit and Anselm Austrie of the Criminal Investigations Department participated in the training, which was conducted by the Regional Security Systems (RSS) Asset Recovery Unit in Barbados. It climaxed with a closing ceremony at the Pommarine Hotel on 23 September 2016.This training course is part of a planned programme of continuous personal development for all specialist financial investigators across the RSS member countries with a view to having the financial investigators trained by the RSS ARU certified under the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) Accreditation Programme, a press release from the British High Commission notes. Subjects covered included open source intelligence – using the internet and social media to gather information about suspects; investigating off shore companies and trusts; and the practical application of the law relating to the confiscation of criminal assets. They also received input from French and US law enforcement agencies to increase cooperation between the different investigative units working in the Caribbean region.Guest speakers were Jefferson Clarke, Law Enforcement Advisor of Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) and Brian Roberts, RSS Regional Maritime Officer, who also presented participants with their certificates. Students on the course were drawn from the dedicated financial investigation units in each of the seven RSS treaty countries, Barbados, Antigua & Barbuda, Grenada, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent & the Grenadines as well as two officers from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. 942 Views   no discussions LocalNews 2 Dominicans complete RSS’ financial investigator training by: – September 26, 2016 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

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No. 13 Utah draws inspiration from San Antonio Spurs

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak looked to the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs when he needed a model for his offense during the offseason. The No. 13 Utes don’t have a dominant scorer that can simply take over when needed, so he had to find another way to maximize their offensive potential.Arizona State saw the results of that Thursday night in an 83-41 loss in which eight Utah players scored at least eight points.Coaches tend to be copycats when they see peers having success, so Krystkowiak poached parts of the Spurs’ scheme and mixed it with his own motion offense. Now Utah is No. 5 in the country with a plus-16.5 scoring margin and ranks in the top eight in field goal percentage, true shooting percentage and points per shot.The offensive success has come from a completely unselfish philosophy that emphasizes sharing the ball and taking great shots. The Utes (22-5, 12-3 Pac-12) will need everything they can get from that offense with No. 7 Arizona (25-3, 13-2) coming to Salt Lake City on Saturday with a share of the Pac-12 lead on the line.“The Spurs don’t have to beat anybody individually. They just kind of do it collectively,” Krystkowiak said. “That’s what I was hoping to build. We don’t have a LeBron (James) and a bunch of guys. It can be done collectively.“On any given night we have a bunch of weapons that can hurt you,” he added. “That’s what the Spurs did. Even on nights where they shut down (Manu) Ginobili and (Tony) Parker to get some rest, their guys rose up to the occasion. I think that collective idea is pretty powerful when it comes to basketball.”The Utes have the most wins in the country by 20 or more points and have a 23.3-point margin of victory in 12 Pac-12 wins.Guard Delon Wright leads the team with 14.3 points per game, but that ranks just No. 12 in the conference. Utah has three players averaging double digits and nine averaging 3.8 points or more. By comparison, Arizona’s Stanley Johnson leads the team with 14.2 points per game and it also has three players averaging double figures. The Wildcats, however, are more top heavy with six players averaging 9.0 or more.“Seeing the Spurs do what they did to the Heat, who people thought were going to win, it kind of woke people up and (gave) a sense of urgency of how to play the game, how to play the right way,” Wright said. “Last year we were selfish, but this year guys have to look in the mirror and tell themselves they’re not going to score as many points if we want to win. Guys have to sacrifice some points if we want to win as a team.”Arizona State coach Herb Sendek got an up-close look at what that offense can do Thursday. The loss was the Sun Devils’ worst since 1998.“They are a top 10 team for a reason,” Sendek said. “They move the ball. They have good balance inside and out.”Krystkowiak has developed a system to chart each player’s shots with an emphasis on quality attempts. Each shot is given a 1 to 5 grade, with 5 being a great attempt and 1 being terrible. Players aren’t penalized for adverse situations, such as the shot clock running down, but the coaching staff goes over the results after every game. The goal is to pass up good shots for even better ones.“You can see shot qualities and we’re usually well up over four,” Krystkowiak said. “We don’t accept or tolerate the bad shots.“Kind of a selfless, ball energy. We talk about the ball moving all the time. … We’ve come a long way offensively, sharing it and relying on people and trusting the system and trusting the ball energy and we don’t take very many bad shots. I think that’s the key.”The Pac-12 regular-season title is basically on the line for the Utes on Saturday. Both teams will have two games remaining and a Wildcats victory will guarantee them at least a share of the championship.“It’s a surreal feeling because it’s all coming together now,” Utah guard Brandon Taylor said. “But it’s not a surprise. We put the work in and we worked our tails off in the summer time. It’s a good feeling to see the results we’re getting from putting all that work in.”last_img read more

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“He makes the best of others” – Manchester City player tipped…

first_imgChilean outlet En Cancha has an interesting interview with Roberto Navajas, who had a lot to say about Manchester City’s Claudio Bravo. The goalkeeping coach worked with the player at La Liga side Real Sociedad between 2009 and 2014, and that was enough for them to create a big relationship.Navajas is known in Chile for being the man who Bravo tried to take to the national team. Even though it didn’t happen, this move was a big controversy at that time.Now the coach was invited to speak about the goalkeeper’s future, and had a few suggestions about what he should be doing if leaving Manchester City at the end of the season.“Well, everyone has to know what sports career he’s in, what level or state he is in, motivation, energy and physical. From there, Claudio is super competitive and will go where he wants to go, he will not go in vain. Whether in the United States, England or Spain, his character as a competitor, which is what has made him special, will continue.“I do not know if he has three years, two or five, that is difficult to know. In the end, the motivation is given by the objectives that are set. If his goal is to be in a competitive league, on a competitive team, with as many games to play as possible, that will motivate you to go somewhere or another. Surely Claudio is going to make a good decision for who he is, for the journey he has. Stay on City’s bench? You never know, whether it will be or not, we cannot play with the magic ball to know the future.”Embed from Getty ImagesAsked about a move to the MLS, Navajas said it’d be a good plan: “I work with goalkeepers in the United States as well, MLS professionals, with one of the champions, from Los Angeles. I know it very well and it’s a great league, it has great potential and demand. As an organisation, it’s incredible. It will have its shortcomings, its differences with the European ones, but the fields are always full, it has a magnificent atmosphere and well-made players. As a goalkeeper, I think Claudio would mark a before and after.”Regarding Bravo’s possible return to Chile, Navajas said: “He’s always said that his country comes first, that it’s fantastic and that he would do anything for it.”En Cancha’s reporter said it sounded like he was suggesting that Bravo should become a director or a politician, and Navajas claimed that wouldn’t be a bad idea.“(Laughs) Claudio would be the best president that the country, the federation or a club could have. In the vicinity, he always transmitted to me how much he loves Chile and he would be the best politician you could have, because he’s a leader, who makes everyone go towards a goal, that they fight at least. He makes the best of others, I’ve seen him in the years that I worked with him, he did it with many players, such as Antoine Griezmann, who have leaned on him and he’s made them give their maximum.”by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoTemenos by CNBC CatalystIs a Digital Revolution Crucial for Banks to Stay Ahead in a Post-Pandemic World?Temenos by CNBC CatalystUndolast_img read more

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