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  • Turfgrass Conference

    first_imgThe 73rd annual Southeastern Turfgrass Conference will be held on Thursday, April 25, at the University of Georgia Tifton campus.The conference’s morning session will begin at 8 a.m. at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. The afternoon session will start at 1 p.m. at the turfgrass plots in the center of campus and feature presentations from UGA faculty who specialize in turfgrass breeding.The cost to attend is $100. For more information or to register for the conference, see https://t.uga.edu/4Sn.Information presented during the conference will highlight the latest trends in turfgrass breeding, according to Brian Schwartz, turfgrass breeder at UGA-Tifton. A key issue right now is cost efficiency, he added.“In the past, the prettiest turf with the most input was fine, but now people are really leaning towards an acceptable turf with little to no input,” he said. “A grass doesn’t need to be the most beautiful thing if people don’t have to do much to it.”Schwartz will speak about UGA’s efforts to develop the right hybrids for homeowners, golf course superintendents and sports field managers. He will also discuss the progress on creating a more resilient zoysia grass.“Often zoysia grass doesn’t recover after wear from sports or dogs, or infection from diseases,” he said. “My focus is making it more disease tolerant, and hopefully, more injury resilient.”David Jespersen, a turfgrass physiologist based on the UGA Griffin campus, will discuss the importance of understanding plant physiology in order to improve turfgrass performance.Jing Zhang, a turfgrass research scientist at UGA-Tifton, will discuss the use of drones and cameras in turfgrass research and how they could help turfgrass breeders produce drought-resistant varieties in the Southeast.Paul Raymer, a turfgrass breeder based at UGA-Griffin, will talk about a non-GMO herbicide-resistance system for seashore paspalum. The method improves the management of Bermuda grass and other grassy weeds. Raymer’s team is currently evaluating their advanced lines to determine which will be released as new varieties.UGA scientists will be joined by researchers from North Carolina State University and University of Florida. Industry representatives will present during the morning session.“This year we are bringing in technical reps to give science-based talks about products from their companies,” Schwartz said. “It’s different, but I hope it goes well.”Schwartz hopes attendees will leave the conference having learned something new.“It’s a continuation of work that’s been going on here for more than 73 years,” he said. “This is a service we try to provide in south Georgia.”last_img read more

  • Best in Snow

    first_imgSnowmelt gathers in Red Creek, which flows through the heart of the Dolly Sods Wilderness. Photo: Ludovic Moore of AKA Flash PhotographyPerched high upon the Allegheny Plateau at 4,000 feet, Dolly Sods offers sweeping, Canadian-esque vistas and a destination that is (for most non-Nova Scotians) seemingly out of this world. The Dolly Sods Wilderness is populated by fields of cranberries, blueberries, and huckleberries, rhododendron, hardwood forests, marshy bogs, open grassy sods strewn with large boulders, and stunted and flagged red spruce trees gnarled from the strong winds of the high plains.The ‘sods’ refer to the large open fields  which were once used for grazing and blueberry harvesting by the Dollys, or Dahles, German descendents of Johann Dahle, who settled the area in the 1780s after deserting the British Colonists. Hence the name, Dolly Sods.Here are three winter-worthy adventures in the Sods:1. Snow cave camping in northern Dolly SodsYou can backcountry camp anywhere in the Sods, so long as you are 100 yards away from the road. Our favorite spot is the Upper Red Creek Trail. Because of high winds and snowfall, Dolly Sods has many snowdrifts. Dig into the lee side of a drift, and you can dig a snow cave, complete with a kitchen and multiple bedrooms.“It takes a while to dig a snow cave, and you get a little bit wet, but once you get in your snow castle, it’s worth it,” says Chip Chase, owner of White Grass Ski Area.Head to Timberline Ski Resort, grab a one-way pass and take the lift up to Salamander Run, or ski-hike up from the bottom. Head to the large, sharp curve known as Governor’s Turn, and from there, a trail will head east for a short 150-foot jaunt through the woods that will drop you at a four-way trail junction in the Dolly Sods Wilderness.  Take Blackbird Knob trail a few miles east to Upper Red Creek Trail. Through the midsection of Upper Red Creek Trail strong winds carve out incredible snowdrifts that can be ideal for snowcave camping as late as into the spring skiing season.2. Cross-country ski Breathed Mountain TrailAlong Breathed Mountain Trail you’ll see gorgeous sections of lush green forests scattered among wide open plains and boulder fields left behind from the glacial era. With enough snow these large boulders will be buried in the snow so you can ski right over them. Keep your eyes peeled for the rare snowshoe hare.3. Snowshoe Red Creek TrailThe southern portion of Dolly Sods is more thickly wooded, allowing the snow to be protected from the harsher winds of the open sods. From Dry Fork on Lanesville Road, take the Red Creek Trail north to the Fisher Spring Trail. These two trails weave through thick Red Spruce forests dotted by occasional open mountain meadows.  They often cross the (hopefully) frozen Red Creek.Cold TruthsBring a scraper for your skis. With the many creek crossings, they are likely to get wet and freeze up.Exploring the Sods in winter is best after the snow has accumulated and hardened for a few days, allowing you to stay up on top of it easily. Even more ideal is immediately after a fresh snowfall later in winter, allowing for fluffier snow to accumulate on top of the already established base layer.The Dolly Sods is a federally designated wilderness. It is likely you won’t see other people, cell phone service is spotty, and the trails are often not marked or blazed at all.An area trail map is an absolute must: Try wvhighlands.org for some printable maps. You can also get maps at the U.S. Forest Service in Elkins and the Potomac Ranger Station in Petersburg.Nearby Winter WonderlandsCanaan Valley State Park is right next to the Dolly Sods Wilderness and offers an equally impressive yet distinctly different geography laced with trails and adventure.Blackwater Falls lies just to the north, spilling its tannin-colored waters powerfully over the edge of the rocks–a sight that has attracted people for centuries.Dolly Sods is bordered by Timberline Ski Resort as well as White Grass Ski Area, a cross-country ski playland.last_img read more

  • July 1, 2004 On the Move

    first_img July 1, 2004 On the Move On the Move John R. Yoak has joined the commercial and civil litigation department of Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & Wein, P.A., with offices in the Wachovia Bank Building, 980 Tyrone Blvd., St. Petersburg, 33743, phone: (727) 381-2300, fax: (727) 343-4059. Edward L. Holloran, III, has become associated with McIntosh, Sawran, Peltz, Cartaya & Petrucelli, P.A., in West Palm Beach. Stetson University College of Law has promoted three faculty members to dean positions: Royal C. Gardner has become vice dean, John F. Cooper has become an associate dean for international and cooperative programs, and Theresa Pulley Radwan has become associate dean of academics. Kiernan P. Moylan has been promoted to vice president of community relations and marine departments for JM Family Enterprises in Deerfield Beach. Sharon M. Zuccaro has joined Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., in Ft. Myers as a stockholder. Zuccaro most recently practiced with Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP. Zuccaro counsels clients on a number of real estate transactions, including: purchase and sales agreements, sale leasebacks, construction loans, asset-based financing, end loans, title work, and review of condominium documents. Stewart L. Kasner has been named a partner of Karp & Genauer, P.A., in Coral Gables. He focuses in matters of international taxation, international trusts and international estates. Offices are located at Two Alhambra Plaza, Ste. 1202, Coral Gables, 33134, phone:(305)445-3545, fax:(305)461-3545. Steven R. Walker, formerly attorney-advisor with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., has joined the Alderwoods Group, Inc. , as vice president of law. He will be the managing attorney for U.S. operations and provide counsel on all corporate securities matters. The office is located at 311 Elm St., Ste. 1000, Cincinnati, OH 45202, phone: (513)768-7433. Pamela M. M. Holcombe has joined Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Solomon & Tatum, with offices in the Sun-Sentinel Building, 19 Floor, 200 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, 33301, phone: (954) 522-2200, fax: (954) 522-9123. She concentrates in matters of complex commercial litigation, business litigation, appellate practice, and maritime law. Francesca Ramos Ostrow has become associated with Gievers, P.A., with offices located at 524 E. College Ave., Ste. 2, Tallahassee, 32301. The firm engages in diverse civil trial practice throughout the state. Curtis Miner, assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of Florida, has joined, as a partner, Colson Hicks Eidson in Miami. Claire A. Dumas has become associated with Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A., in West Palm Beach. She concentrates in matters of corporate, transaction, and securities laws. Offices located at Flagler Center Tower, Ste. 1100, West Palm Beach, 33401, phone: (561) 659-3000. Paul A. Giordano has become associated with Fowler White Boggs Banker with offices at 501 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 1700, Tampa, 33602, phone: (813) 222-2097. Alan S. Wachs has joined, as a shareholder, the business and commercial litigation practice group of Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes, Rogerson & Galloway in Jacksonille. Katz Barron has announced that Dennis M. Stotts has been named managing partner of the firm’s Miami office, and Michele L. Stocker has been named managing partner of the Ft. Lauderdale office.Jeffrey Feulner, formerly with Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, has established Jeffrey Feulner, P.A. The firm focuses in matters of labor and employment and marital and family law. Offices are located at 815 Orienta Ave., Ste. 1060, Altamonte Springs, 32701. Jesse Michael Tilden has joined the construction practice group of Carlton Fields in Tampa. Rogers Towers, P.A., in Jacksonville has added the following attorneys: Wyman Duggan, Paige Hobbs, and Gayle Rice. Duggan has joined the firm as a shareholder. He concentrates in matters of land use, zoning, permitting, developments of regional impact, and commercial leasing. Hobbs has become an associate with the firm. She focuses in matters of real estate and land use law, including zoning, concurrency issues, development agreements, comprehensive planning, developments of regional impact, and commercial real estate transactions. Rice has become an associate with the firm. She focuses in matters of corporate law, including general business and corporate transactions, and acquisitions and sales of businesses. Dresnick & Rodriguez, P.A., in Coral Gables has added two new associates: George Daven Shirejian and Mayte Cabada. Leonard Bloom, formerly of Broad and Cassel, has become of counsel in the corporate practice group of Akerman Senterfitt in Miami. He focuses on business and corporate securities matters. John W. Biesinger III, formerly of SunTrust Banks, has joined Wachovia Trust as senior vice president/senior trust advisor. Office is located at 410 Central Ave., Second Floor, St. Petersburg, 33701, phone: (727) 502-1013, fax: (727) 502-1009. Robert McFadden, formerly of Holland & Knight in Orlando, has become associated with Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., in Tampa. He focuses on general commercial real estate and development, including permitting, and commercial purchases and leasing. Jennifer J. Ator, formerly of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, has joined and has become of counsel for Tannebaum, Planas & Weiss in Miami. Ator concentrates in matters of commercial and employment litigation. Robert D. Zebro has become associated with Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A., in Orlando. He concentrates in consumer and commercial litigation Richard Armstrong, Jr. has become of counsel to Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed in Orlando. He concentrates in real estate transactions, development and finance, franchising, and licensing. Leslie O’Neal-Coble has become a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig in Orlando. O’Neal-Coble focuses on construction litigation including construction defects claims, delay and disruption, liens, performance and payment bond claims, insurance claims, and architecture/engineer malpractice claims. Gregg Reed, formerly of Proskauer Rose in New York City, has joined Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin in Miami. Reed focuses on matters of intellectual property prosecution, litigation, licensing and transactional matters, and works in the acquisition, maintenance, protection, and enforcement of trademark and Internet rights. Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A., has relocated to Kingsouth Office Park, 9310 Old Kings Rd. S., Ste. 1501, Jacksonville, 32257, phone: (904) 482-0616, fax: (904) 482-0618. The firm concentrates in land trust formations, probate and estate planning, family law, civil litigation, real estate, and construction law. Brian J. Fender has joined Friedlander Misler in Washington, D.C. He focuses in matters of commercial real estate and general business law. Lisa Allen and Cheryl Thompson have become associated with GrayRobinson in Tampa. Allen formerly of Cohn & Cohn, P.A., concentrates in matters of commercial litigation with a focus on banking law, defending financial institutions pursuant to contractual defenses or UCC defenses, commercial foreclosures, special assets, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, loan reinstatements/workouts and commercial collections. Thompson, formerly a judicial clerk to C. Timothy Corcoran III, United States bankruptcy judge, Middle District of Florida, focuses on matters of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights. July 1, 2004 On the Movelast_img read more

  • Rob Holding rubbishes Patrice Evra’s branding of Arsenal as ‘babies’ after Sheffield United defeat

    first_imgRob Holding rubbishes Patrice Evra’s branding of Arsenal as ‘babies’ after Sheffield United defeat Comment Advertisement Holding insists there is not a mentality issue in the squad (Picture: Getty)‘I used to call them “my babies” 10 years ago, and they are still, when I look at them and think they are “my babies”… that’s the truth.‘I’m not being disrespectful when I say that.‘They look pretty, but they don’t look like a winning team.‘They like playing good football, but I was so happy to play against them, because I knew I was going to win.’MORE: Rob Holding confident over Arsenal’s top-four chances – but admits he’d prefer to win Europa League Coral BarryWednesday 23 Oct 2019 4:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link622Sharescenter_img Advertisement Patrice Evra delivered a stinging assessment of Arsenal (Picture: Sky Sports)‘He’s got his opinion. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Just as a group of players we knew it would be a fight.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We made sure everyone know that in the changing room [before game]. It was going to be a fight. We know how they’re going to play.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘We knew they’d go for second balls and play off set-pieces and we just had to match that.’Evra held nothing back in his assessment of Arsenal’s character, claiming he always knew as a player they were a fragile side.‘Sheffield United deserved the win, but I’m not surprised about Arsenal,’ Evra said on Sky Sports. Holding was on the bench for the loss to Sheffield United (Picture: Getty)Rob Holding has dismissed Patrice Evra’s criticism of Arsenal after he labelled the Gunners ‘babies’ following their defeat to Sheffield United.Arsenal slumped to a 1-0 defeat away at Sheffield and former Manchester United defender Evra laid into the players’ mentality after the result.Holding was on the bench for the loss, but insisted Evra was wide of the mark with his comments.He said: ‘What [Evra] says doesn’t affect me personally. I know what I am and how I like to play.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

  • Court forces APG to pay former board member golden handshake

    first_imgA court has forced the €424bn asset manager APG to pay former board member Adri van der Wurff an initially agreed severance payment of €1.1m. The court ruling came after APG’s supervisory board (RvC) back-tracked on an agreement from early 2014, in order to moderate the severance payment in Van der Wurff’s employment contract, according to APG spokesman Hans ten Brinke.He said the RvC unilaterally changed its initial decision after the passage of new legislation on remuneration policy at financial companies (Wbfo) in the Netherlands.The Wbfo came into force on 1 January, limiting golden handshakes to a single year’s salary. “Given current circumstances, with, for example, hardly any perspective for indexation following the stricter rules of the new financial assessment framework, the RvC deemed the agreed severance payment no longer reasonable,” APG’s spokesman said. “Therefore, it limited the amount to €506,000, including a compensation for pension rights Van der Wurff would have missed.”In its annual report, APG’s board said the severance payment consisted of more than €250,000 for redundancy and more than €256,000 for pension loss, adding that the sum of these amounts equated to a year’s salary.According to the Wbfo, the cap on a golden handshake applies to all financial enterprises but not to pension funds.APG is the asset manager and provider for the €373bn civil service scheme ABP.Van der Wurff could not be contacted by IPE for comment.However, Dutch broadcaster RTLNieuws, which broke the news, said he had confirmed the facts of the story.Van der Wurff served as executive chairman at Cordares – the provider for BpfBOUW, the industry-wide scheme for the Dutch building sector.Cordares joined APG and was fully integrated into it in 2012.From then, Van der Wurff subsequently served as chief operational officer, chief client officer and board adviser at APG.Both parties agreed his departure was the result of “differing opinions about policy”, as well as personal reasons.In 2007, the severance payment of Joep Schouten, Van der Wurff’s predecessor at Cordares, also raised eyebrows.Schouten, who was 59 at the time, decided to hold on to the financial package – agreed in 1994, at the start of his chairmanship – of a full salary until his official retirement at 65, as well as early retirement benefits, despite having been asked by the RvC to “considerably limit” the financial arrangements.As a result, delegates of the Dutch pensions sector, including union representatives, boycotted Schouten’s departure reception.last_img read more

  • Returns narrow at Sweden’s Folksam, but business volume grows

    first_imgSwedish insurer Folksam, which has both pensions and non-life business, reported a narrowing of investment returns in the first nine months of the year to 2% from 8% and said it was facing many challenges even though it was financially strong.In its interim report, Folksam said its life and pensions parent company Folksam Liv had seen a 25% increase in premiums in the first nine months of the year, to SEK11bn (€1.18bn) from SEK8.8bn in the same period last year.The total return on investments for the company fell to 2% from 8%.Jens Henriksson, chief executive and head of the Folksam group, said: “Although a lot of things are going well for Folksam and we are economically strong, we are also facing a range of challenges.” He said global economic uncertainty, particularly regarding China and other emerging economies, was contributing to turbulence in the markets, and that it was a challenge for the whole industry to make returns in the prevailing low-interest-rate environment.On top of this, there he said there were many regulatory issues high on the agenda.He described the move on 1 January 2016 to the new Solvency II regulatory regime as “another important crossroads lying just ahead for the occupational pensions sector, which could change the industry fundamentally”.In its interim report, Folksam said it was now awaiting a decision expected on 18 November from the Swedish Parliament on a bill on the implementation of the Solvency II Directive in the insurance sector.Among other things, the bill addressed transitional arrangements for occupational pension providers, it said.Folksam and its subsidiary KPA Pension, the local government pension scheme, supported this element of the bill because it meant providers would then not need to change their basic regulation more than once.Total assets at the parent company grew to SEK162bn at the end of September from SEK156bn at the end of December 2014, and solvency was 157%, up from 155% at the end of December.Meanwhile, at KPA Pension, which is 60% owned by Folksam and 40% owned by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL), investment returns dropped to 2.1% over the first nine months of this year from 9.5% for the same period a year earlier.Premium income rose to SEK10.7bn from SEK9.3bn, and assets under management grew to SEK134.6bn from SEK119.8bn.KPA Pension’s solvency was 169%, up from 166% at the end of December.last_img read more

  • Telstra backs out of supporting gay marriage (Aust)

    first_imgTelstra backs out of supporting gay marriage after ‘pressure from Catholic Church’MailOnline 13 April 2016Family First Comment: Well said Telstra – the way every company should go – respecting the people. ‘The Government has committed to putting same-sex marriage before the Australian people in a plebiscite and, ultimately, it will be Parliament who determines any changes to the institution of marriage. In view of this Telstra has no further plans to figure prominently in the wider public debate.’ #respectAn Australian telecommunications company has withdrawn their support for marriage equality after pressure from the Catholic Church.Telstra, who was involved in a public campaign for same-sex marriage in 2015, has ‘no further plans to figure prominently in the wider public debate’, according to a spokesman.Their withdrawal of support came after Archdiocese of Sydney business manager Michael Digges threatened to boycott a number of companies that supported same-sex marriage, The Australian reported.‘You may be aware that the Catholic archdiocese of Sydney is a significant user of goods and services from many corpor­ations, both local and inter­national,’ Mr Digges wrote in a letter to a number of corporations.‘Undoubtedly, many of the Catholic population of Sydney would be your employees, customers, partners and suppliers.‘It is therefore with grave concern that I write to you about the Marriage Equality for Australians campaign.’A Telstra spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia said while the company places ‘great importance on diversity’, it would no longer engage in the debate publicly.‘Telstra has demonstrated it places great importance on diversity and standing against discrimination, in all its forms.‘Our workforce reflects this diversity, including people of same-sex in a broad range of relationships.‘The Government has committed to putting same-sex marriage before the Australian people in a plebiscite and, ultimately, it will be Parliament who determines any changes to the institution of marriage.‘In view of this Telstra has no further plans to figure prominently in the wider public debate,’ the spokesperson said.READ MORE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3536867/Telstra-backs-supporting-gay-marriage-pressure-Catholic-Church.html?login#readerCommentsCommand-message-fieldKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

  • China’s Huawei to launch training program for Botswana ICT students

    first_imgHuawei PR Manager Gives Training Certificate to UB OrientatorChina’s telecommunication giant Huawei announced here on Monday that Botswana will become another beneficiary of the company’s global informational and communication technology (ICT) training program aimed at cultivating ICT professionals.The program is designed to develop and transform Botswana’s ICT industry as the chosen students will implement what they have learnt in this country, said Deputy Director of Huawei Botswana Ramasala Ntwaetsile, adding that the graduates will have the opportunity to study not only ICT technologies but Huawei corporate culture and Chinese culture.Established in 2005, Huawei Botswana will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year and officially launch its first Seeds for the Future program on Nov. 10. Ten best ICT students from the southern African country will be selected to study in China at Huawei’s cost.“For the past 10 years since Huawei operated in Botswana, it has provided a solid contribution in ICT development, provided solution and new technology as now Botswana is experiencing better communication and reduced digital communication cost,” he said.Huawei will work with Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MOESD), Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC), University of Botswana (UB) and the Chinese Embassy in Botswana to jointly select the ICT students.The launch of the program will be another milestone of cooperation between Botswana and China, said Li Nan, counselor of the embassy.The Chinese government provides scholarship to about 80 students in Botswana every year and so far it has benefited over 500 students.Permanent Secretary of MTC Neil Fitt said the government is very delighted to see that Huawei has always abided by their aspiration of growing with Botswana and focused on development of local community. “Their launch of Seeds for the Future is yet another good act to promote the development of ICT in Botswana,” he said.The program has been successfully carried out in over 45 countries.last_img read more

  • Update: Minister of Carib Affairs extends empathy to family of Dr Charles Corbette

    first_img Share 42 Views   3 comments LocalNews Update: Minister of Carib Affairs extends empathy to family of Dr Charles Corbette by: – October 19, 2011 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet His Excellency Charles Corbette. Image via: GIS NewsMinister of Carib Affairs Ashton Graneau has extended empathy to the family and friends of Ambassador Dr Charles Corbette; Dominica’s resident ambassador to Cuba who was injured in a vehicular accident in Cuba.Dominica Vibes News reported yesterday that Dr Corbette was involved in a vehicular accident in Cuba and that he was in a critical condition.Mr Graneau confirmed to Dominica Vibes News that Dr Cobette was involved in a vehicular accident, that he is saddened by this news but confident that the medical personals in Cuba will stabilize him.“We got the sad news last night, it seems to have occurred a little earlier on and however we are not privy to all the details yet but what we do know is that he was in a very serious vehicular accident and he has been admitted at one of the top hospitals in Cuba. My empathy goes to the family, I think they must be very saddened by this news and we have to empathize with them and wish that Dr. Corbette will have a speedy recovery. As we all know Cuba is one of the leading countries with regard to health services so we trust that they will do as much as necessary to stabilize him and maybe to revive him”.According to Graneau, “It is sad for all of us in the Carib Territory” considering the tremendous work Dr. Corbette did while employed with the Ministry of Carib Affairs for the last ten years as well as the extensive work he did within the entire community, entire constituency.Mr Graneau noted that it is unfortunate to receive this sad news less than a year since Dr Corbette left the island after he became the resident ambassador to Cuba.“He just left just recently, less than a year to take up his new post as Dominica’s ambassador to Cuba and to get this very sad news I must say it is not very encouraging. The truth is that we would really like to see Dr Corbette get back on his feet; we do not know how long this is going to take but Cuba being the kind of state that it is with high level medical services I believe that they are well able to deal with things like these,” he said.Mr Graneau further stated; “from what I understand he had surgery last night, I have not been able to make contact with anybody and we are not clear what his present situation is in Cuba however the most we can do is wish for him to get back on his feet and our prayers are with the family and the people of the Salybia Constituency”.The minister noted that this is also “a sad day for the government of Dominica” as it involves the countries resident ambassador in Cuba. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

  • Greensburg Fire Causes Injury, $60K In Damage

    first_imgInvestigators hope to soon figure out what sparked a three-alarm blaze in Decatur County Friday night. The fire caused approximately $60,000 in damage and led to a firefighter suffering an injury.The incident occurred at a home in the 4000 block of Old Indiana 46 in western Greensburg.Firefighters from Burney-Clay Township, Letts and Greensburg were on the scene, according to the Greensburg Daily News.Crews battled the blaze that began in a second-story bedroom for approximately fifteen minutes. Occupants got out of the house safely but one firefighter injured a shoulder during the incident.The newspaper is reporting that the fire resulted in water and smoke damage inside the home.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.last_img read more