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Government should get to know Haitians before giving them passport

first_img Share Share Share LocalNews Government should get to know Haitians before giving them passport by: – August 15, 2011 Sharing is caring!center_img 30 Views   no discussions Tweet Passport of the Commonwealth of Dominica.President of the Dominica Haiti Friendship Association Frantso Moise is calling on the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica to conduct research on Haitian nationals before issuing passports to them.There have been reports of Haitian nationals presenting false documents to the Immigration Department when applying for work permits. Mr. Moise says this research would assist the Government in determining who should be issued a Dominican passport.“Before the Government gives a Haitian a paper, or a citizen or a resident; get to know the person. That’s why we want the Government to work with us, if the Government does not open its doors to me then I am still going to have a little issue. When the person goes for residency they can send them to our Association or call us to find out who that person is, where he comes from and if the person should be given a passport,” he said.Mr. Moise is asking the Government to consider that there are many Haitian nationals in the country who are employed and complying with the laws of the land and should be dealt with on an individual basis.“It’s not because Peter was doing bad and John goes for his papers means he should not get it. If John is behaving himself and doing well in the country then he should be given his documents,” Mr. Moise said.President of the Dominica Haiti Friendship Association, Mr. Frantso Moise.Meantime the President urges all Haitian nationals residing in Dominica who are bent on committing crimes and causing others to receive unfair treatment to cease this behaviour.The Association is organizing a second meeting scheduled for the 28th of August and invites all Haitian nationals to attend and voice their concerns.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

September 26, 2020 0

UEFA probes PSG after Neymar, Mbappe deals

first_imgParis, France | AFP | UEFA opened a “formal investigation” into Paris Saint-Germain on Friday after the French club broke the world transfer record to sign Neymar.European football’s governing body said it would look at whether PSG had violated its Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.“The investigation will focus on the compliance of the club with the break-even requirement, particularly in light of its recent transfer activity,” UEFA said in a statement.PSG signed Brazilian striker Neymar for a world-record 222 million euros ($264 million) on August 3 and completed a loan move for Kylian Mbappe on Thursday in a deal that includes an option to buy the French teenager for 180 million euros.“In the coming months, the Investigatory Chamber of the UEFA Club Financial Control Body will regularly meet in order to carefully evaluate all documentation pertaining to this case,” the statement added.“UEFA considers Financial Fair Play to be a crucial governance mechanism which aims to ensure the financial sustainability of European club football.” The FFP system was first approved by UEFA in 2010 to try and combat soaring debts in the game.From 2013 to 2015 clubs could only post a net total loss of 45 million euros, which was reduced to 30 million for the next three years, running until 2018.Non-compliance with the rules can result in a series of disciplinary measures, ranging from a warning to the deduction of points, and even exclusion from European competition.PSG have already incurred sanctions for a previous violation and were slapped with a 60-million-euro fine, 40 million of which suspended, in 2014, and saw their squad for the Champions League cut from 25 to 21 players.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

August 13, 2020 0

‘Awesome challenge’ – All Blacks pick Sonny Bill, dump Franks for World Cup

first_imgThe highly rated Highlander only made himself available this week after voluntarily sitting out the recent Rugby Championship to deal with fitness and personal issues.Anton Lienert-Brown, Jack Goodhue and fellow veteran Ryan Crotty join Williams in the centres, leaving Laumape on the outer.As expected, Hansen is persisting with his new tactic of using two playmakers — Richie Mo’unga at fly-half and Beauden Barrett at fullback — to counter opponents’ rush defence.An excellent Super Rugby season sees Brad Weber join TJ Perenara and Aaron Smith in the three halfbacks selected by Hansen.Rieko Ioane, Sevu Reece and George Bridge ensure the defending champions have potency on both wings, along with the versatile Jordie Barrett.Ben Smith remains in the mix, although recent poor form and Hansen’s tactical switch mean he is more likely to feature on the wing than at fullback.Hansen acknowledged the All Blacks’ rivals had closed the gap on his team but warned the weight of expectation could be overwhelming for those not used to facing it.“This World Cup looks like it’s going to be the most fiercely contested yet, with a number of teams thinking that they’re going to win it,” he said.“This is where I think we have a small advantage — we live here all the time,” he said.The All Blacks begin their World Cup defence with a blockbuster clash against South Africa on September 21, seeking to dominate a group that also includes Italy, Namibia and Canada.New Zealand:Forwards (17)Dane Coles, Liam Coltman, Codie Taylor, Nepo Laulala, Joe Moody, Atu Moli, Angus Ta’avao, Ofa Tuungafasi, Scott Barrett, Brodie Retallick, Patrick Tuipulotu, Sam Whitelock, Sam Cane, Luke Jacobson, Kieran Read (captain), Ardie Savea, Matt Todd.Backs (14)TJ Perenara, Aaron Smith, Brad Weber, Beauden Barrett, Richie Mo’unga, Ryan Crotty, Jack Goodhue, Anton Lienert-Brown, Sonny Bill Williams, Jordie Barrett, George Bridge, Rieko Ioane, Sevu Reece, Ben Smith.Share on: WhatsApp Sonny Bill Williams was named in New Zealand’s World Cup squad, giving him the chance to lift the trophy for a third time.Auckland, New Zealand | AFP |  All Blacks selectors backed star centre Sonny Bill Williams to help achieve an unprecedented World Cup treble in Japan but dumped veteran prop Owen Franks from their 31-man squad on Wednesday.The axing of 108-Test stalwart Franks was the major surprise, although the defending champions also had no room for rampaging midfielder Ngani Laumape or rejuvenated flanker Liam Squire.They did, however, keep faith with struggling back Ben Smith as the New Zealanders target a third straight World Cup title and fourth overall.Williams is among a trio of players hoping to secure a personal treble in Japan, alongside captain Kieran Read and lock Sam Whitelock.Another nine members of the squad tasted success at the last rugby showpiece in Britain four years ago, while 19 are World Cup debutants.The squad collectively boasts 1,195 Test caps and has eight players aged 30-plus.Coach Steve Hansen said winning three titles in a row was “an awesome challenge”.“We know it’s going to be hard, we know it’s going to be tough… we’re looking forward to taking that pressure head-on,” he said.Williams, the oldest member of the squad at 34, defied his doubters after an injury-plagued season to play a key role in this month’s 36-0 victory over the Wallabies in Auckland.He is now studying for a coaching certificate and another world crown might be enough to persuade him to call time on a remarkable career that also includes two rugby league NRL titles and victory in seven heavyweight boxing bouts.– ‘Most fiercely contested’ Cup –Hansen said two-time World Cup winner Franks had fallen victim to changes in the game, with the likes of Atu Moli and Angus Ta’avao offering more versatility.“We believe the game requires us to have big, mobile number ones and threes (props),” he said.Hookers Dane Coles, Codie Taylor and Liam Coltman were always regarded as certainties, with Coles probably edging Taylor as preferred starter.Brodie Retallick returns from a shoulder injury to partner Whitelock in the locks, backed up by Patrick Tuipulotu and Scott Barrett, who can also play in the back row.Read, Ardie Savea, Matt Todd and Luke Jacobson make up the rest of the loose forwards, with Squire’s bid for late inclusion falling flat.last_img read more

August 13, 2020 0

New trophy lets club golfers ‘Chase Their Dreams’

first_img Club golfers will get the chance to chase their dreams this season – and they could win a place in a European Tour Pro-Am, thanks to a partnership between Bridgestone Tyres and England Golf.The Bridgestone Chase your Dream Trophy, which is being played for the first time in 2017, will be an annual event open to members of England Golf’s 1900 affiliated clubs. It features separate competitions for men and women to discover the country’s top handicap golfers of the year.It will take competitors on a golfing adventure with nine men and nine women qualifying to play in the Pro-Am at the Bridgestone Challenge on the European Challenge Tour. One team there will win a dream outing with a top Tour player at the Pro-Am of the British Masters supported by Sky Sports.England Golf’s Chief Executive Nick Pink commented: “We are delighted to partner with Bridgestone and join their campaign to inspire new golfers and put existing players at the heart of the grassroots game.”Bridgestone’s Consumer Sales & Marketing Director, Farrell Dolan, said “Joining forces with England Golf is the perfect way to connect thousands of club golfers with Bridgestone’s golf sponsorships throughout 2017”Rory Colville, Championship Director of the British Masters supported by Sky Sports, endorsed the partnership, saying “This is a great opportunity for regular club golfers to graduate to mix with the leading lights of the Tour. We look forward to seeing England Golf’s qualifying players reaching the final stages at the Bridgestone Challenge and ultimately the British Masters, supported by Sky Sports at Close House”.Last season, England Golf and Bridgestone worked together to run the Driveguard Trophy for club golfers and made a dream come true for South West players Zack Rosen, Carl Broomfield and Peter Carr.The trio qualified to play alongside Dylan Frittelli in the pro-am of the Bridgestone Challenge at Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire. They were victorious on the day and then found themselves as guests of Bridgestone at the British Masters supported by Sky Sports, at The Grove, playing alongside 2010 US Open winner Graeme McDowell.Zack Rosen said: “As a club golfer, you can only ever dream of the experiences that we’ve had, and that’s down to Bridgestone. To win the DriveGuard Trophy was special enough, but to play on some of the courses during the process was something to remember forever. And of course, the round of golf with Graeme McDowell was the icing on the cake.”The Bridgestone Chase Your Dream Trophy will replace the women’s Grand Medal and the men’s Gold Medal competitions. The club players with the best winning stroke play scores of the previous season will qualify for regional finals, where the leaders will go forward to men’s and women’s national finals. So, the stakes are high in 2017 club competitions!This year’s grand finale will take place in England Golf Week at Woodhall Spa in August. There, the players will be the overnight guests of England Golf and be treated to the full championship experience. The individual winners will be England’s handicap golfers of the year and the top nine players at each final will play in the Pro-Am at the Bridgestone Challenge at Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, on Wednesday  6 September.The most successful team there will play in the Pro-Am at The British Masters supported by Sky Sports, at Close House Golf Club, Northumberland, on Wednesday 27 September.Bridgestone is the world’s largest tyre and rubber company and all players in the Chase Your Dream Trophies will have the opportunity to receive tyre offers from Bridgestone as well as additional opportunities to win golf tickets and hospitality prizes.Pictured below: Graeme McDowell with the winners of Bridgestone’s 2016 amateur golf tournament, from left,  Peter Carr, Carl Broomfield and Zack Rosen. 21 Feb 2017 New trophy lets club golfers ‘Chase Their Dreams’ last_img read more

August 12, 2020 0

Reel Adventures June Fishing Report

first_imgReel Adventures Fishing Report for June 2010Kootenay LakeFishing in Kootenay Lake comes down to one word, “unbelievable.”What can I say?My favorite month for fishing has always been May, however things seem to be a month behind this year. There is one good thing about our dreary spring weather, it has kept the fishing going very well.May saw some great days of fishing. With many days of 10 – 15 fish, it was an exciting month. But now, the water has finally hit the optimum temperature and the fish are very aggressive.  The fights have been spectacular.  Sometimes a fish will take up to 400-foot of line on a lively run with lots of acrobatic jumps and lengthy battles. It’s definitely an exciting time of year.Rainbows up to 23 pounds and Dollies up to 15 pounds have been caught lately.The high water has caused a few problems out there though with lots of debris on the surface.  Logs and sticks and grass make it difficult to fish in certain areas.  But, patience will definitely pay off.  If you can keep the debris off your line, you should be able to get into a few fish.In our last week of fishing, we landed many fish in the 12 – 18 pound range.  Some days there’s up to 15 fish and some days with only five or six.  But it’s definitely the time to be out there.Recently we started the day around 8:30 a.m.  I had all the lines in the water by about 8:45 a.m. and at 9:05 a.m, ‘Fish on!’Jason grabbed the rod and the line started screaming.  Looking back about 400-foot from the boat I could see this giant fish jumping madly.  Definitely not happy about being hooked.  While Jay was fighting his fish, another reel started screaming . . . yep, another fish on.  It’s called a double header.  Greg grabs that rod and begins his battle. Luckily both fish are co-operating and the lines aren’t getting tangled.After about 15 minutes of battling his fish, Jay finally landed a beautiful 18 pounds Rainbow.  No time to celebrate though, Greg is getting his fish close to the boat.So, quick photo of the big one and back in the water it goes.I’m just about to net Greg’s fish when another rod starts to scream.  Unbelievable.Three fish on in a matter of 10 minutes.  Jason is fighting his second fish of the day already. Greg finally gets his fish nearby and I slip the net under this nice slab, a 12 pound Rainbow.  Nice colors too.  Looks like this fish must have spawned last month, but recovered quite nicely.  A few photo’s and back in the lake she goes.Another minute or two goes by and Jason is ready to land his second fish, a beautiful 14 pound Rainbow.  It’s hard to believe.  I rarely get a double header, let alone a triple-header.  And even more rarely do we end up landing all of the fish. But today luck was in our favor.  We get a few photos of this great fish and get it back in the water.What a start to the day. It’s been less than an hour and we have already landed three big fish.  That’s a tough act to follow, but we’re going to keep fishing anyway.Lines back in the water and carry on.  We only went for about an hour before the line starts singing again with another great Rainbow.  A few jumps in the water and out the hook comes.  Oh well, we were due to lose a fish.  An hour later we get another fish on.  This time a bright silver five pound Rainbow.  Back it goes and we continue fishing.In the next few hours of fishing, we manage to land three or four smaller fish and lose a couple also.  Just before we head in, the line starts peeling off. After a few long runs and a couple of jumps, this fish is tired out and ready to land.  A nice 12 pound Rainbow to end the day.Not bad for a short day of fishing. It’s been a fun month of fishing so far. The fish are so energetic. I sometimes worry when I see the line screaming off the reel. Wondering if the fish doesn’t slow down, are we going to run out of line. Well, it hasn’t happened yet, but it’s definitely nerve racking.If you haven’t had the chance to get out yet, now is the time.  Some of the most exciting battles I’ve seen have been the past few weeks. So, hey everyone, let’s get out there.NOTE: Watch for debris at this time of year.  Most of the time it seems to pile up in certain areas.  So, if you pay attention, you should be able to steer clear of it.  It’s definitely worth getting out though. What are they biting on?Surface, surface, surface.  The Kokanee have been schooling up near the surface, so the big fish have been spending a lot of time near the top also.  So, concentrate on the surface.Bucktail flies have been the ticket for me.  The usual black and whites and grey and whites have been working great.  But remember, you do have to experiment in different conditions.  If it’s cloudy or overcast, stick to the darker colors.  But if the sun comes out, try using some brighter colors.  Greens have been working well on the brighter days.  Some of the most common flies used lately are:  # 211, 214, 215, and 228.My favorite plug has produced some giant fish lately also.  Lyman #16 has been good to me.  Landed a couple 18 pounders on it last week.  Also working well are the #24, 55, and 135.Gerrard Rainbows had a record year spawning !!The numbers were even higher than last year.  With a peak of 980 fish up there on one day, this has officially been the biggest run ever.  Over the period of the spawn, a total of between 2500 – 3000 fish made their way up to the grounds.  It looks like we have a great future to look forward to.Kootenay Lake ProjectsB.C. Hydro and FWCP is continuing the Kootenay Lake Creel Census.  You may have noticed on certain days there are people waiting at the dock or boat launch when you get in.Also if you notice a low flying airplane, don’t be alarmed.  They are just counting boats. They are collecting information on size of fish being caught, catch rates,and the amount of time that anglers are spending on Kootenay Lake.  This information will help with management of our resources.  So, if you see them on the dock, feel free to share some information.  Samples of your catch are also appreciated. ( scale samples, size and weight of fish).Also, still going on is our tagging program.  Keep your eyes open for any tagged fish.  Some of these fish have a reward tag attached to the dorsal.  If you catch a tagged fish you can cut the tag off to claim your reward.  You may then release the fish or choose to keep it.  But, either way if you can get length and weight of the fish, that will help us determine how well the fish are growing and how healthy our population is.  It’s an exciting time of year.So, let’s get out there.Tight lines………..Kerry Reed is the owner/operator of Reel Adventures Charters and writes a fishing report for media outlets in the region. He can be reached at 250-505-4963 or www.reeladventuresfishing.comlast_img read more

August 3, 2020 0