Bishop Malzaire Addresses Civil Society and Political Groups

first_img 164 Views   no discussions WE AS PASTORS AND PREACHERS AGREE:To recognize that our basic obligation is to promote unity in our communities, and therefore to refrain from saying or doing anything likely to be interpreted as partisan politics; andTo recognize our responsibility to give, at all times and especially during the period before and up to election time, moral and spiritual guidance to our flocks. Share Tweet It is my hope that in the days to come the representatives of the various groups: the Dominica Labour Party, United Workers Party, Freedom Party, Dominica Christian Council, Dominica Association of Evangelical Churches and the Media Association will meet to affix their signatures to the document as a sign of their commitment to work for Justice, Love and Peace in this great country, thus continuing on the trajectory of hope for the future that we all deserve. May the good Lord take us safely through this important time of decision-making. CommentaryLifestyleLocalNewsPolitics Bishop Malzaire Addresses Civil Society and Political Groups by: – October 25, 2019 WE AS POLITICAL PARTIES, POLITICIANS AND PARTY SUPPORTERS AGREE:To address issues and to avoid character assassination and/or mud-slinging (“mepuis”) about our opponents;To avoid half-truths and mis-representations which confuse issues and mislead the electorate;To avoid language or behaviour that is intolerant of others on account of their colour, sex or creed;To uphold the laws of this country regulating the conduct of elections;To vigorously resist the temptation to use bribery or the threat of victimization in any form or fashion in order to gain votes or to intimidate the electorate;To avoid all forms of violence and to do everything possible to defuse any situation which might lead to violence;To discourage all persons from using walls and buildings for offensive inscriptions and graffiti; andTo remember that those elected to office as parliamentarians are called to be faithful stewards and that accountability in office should be their prime commitment. Bishop of the Diocese Roseau, Gabriel Malzaire (file photo)Independence & Hope“Saluting Resilience and Rejuvenation … Two Years On” WE AS CITIZENS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE AGREE:To recognize that every adult citizen has the privilege to vote according to his or her conscience, and therefore the duty not to neglect to exercise this precious right;To make an effort to know the parties, their aims, objectives and policies in order to make a reasonable choice;To vote as free persons and not to debase ourselves by selling our votes for money or any personal favour;To oppose and reject any candidates who use bribery, intimidation or threats of violence to win votes;To reject any invitation to join in the harassment of those whose political views are different from ours;To consider that integrity, impartiality, good character and sound judgment are qualities required of those to be chosen;To remember that no political or economic system is perfect; andTo accept the verdict of the majority, even if this differs from how one has voted in accordance with one’s conscience.center_img WE AS PERSONNEL OF THE MEDIA AGREE:To remember the tremendous influence, we wield over the public;To discharge our responsibility in reporting the news and views with bias toward none and in fairness to all;To avoid the temptation of sensational reporting;To be scrupulous in the search for what is true and honest; andTo remember that the freedom of the Press is one of the pillars to build up the community rather than to destroy it. Share Share PREAMBLERecognizing that the People of Dominica, through the Constitution, have affirmed their belief in principles that acknowledge the supremacy of God and faith in fundamental rights and freedoms;Acknowledging that men and institutions remain free only when freedom is founded upon respect for moral and spiritual values and the rule of law; andDesiring the continuance of a democratic society in which all persons may, to the extent of their capacity, play some part in the institutions of national life and thus develop and maintain due respect for lawfully constituted authority; Happy Independence to everyone! Sharing is caring! In the humdrum of everyday life, every individual and every group of persons need objects of hope to sustain them on the journey towards their particular vision of ultimate fulfilment. This is no less true for a nation. Forty-one (41) years ago our nation, Dominica, took the major step towards self-determination out of a conviction that we have what it takes to chart a course towards development in keeping with our deepest sentiments regarding our needs as a people. A retrospective glance at the socio-cultural and socio-political climate of 1978, one is certain to conclude that it was a great risk.In addition to the turbulent seas on which the Nation had set itself, the breaking from the “safe” administrative and defence ties with the Queen, came Hurricane David in its first ten months. It was no less than a Baptism by fire, as put in biblical parlance. However, here we are, forty-one years hence, having traversed countless trials and challenges, whether by natural causes, like Misses Erika and Maria, or those caused by our many human inadequacies. Thus, the applicability of this year’s national Theme: “Saluting Resilience and Rejuvenation …Two Years On” (or rather 41 Years On).Every year we gather as a nation around this historic occasion to celebrate achievements and to recommit ourselves to nation building with the tacit intention to avoid the errors of the past. In that regard, therefore, every Independence celebration is at one and the same time a moment of festivity and reflection.This year, 2019, is of particular significance, in that, we are on the eve of another very important event in the life of our people. I am referring to the upcoming General Elections, in which every eligible Dominican voter is afforded the opportunity and privilege of having a say in the governance of this beloved country. Like Independence it is one of the greatest symbols of the maturity of a nation. As such, therefore, we are duty bound to act accordingly. While enjoying the full benefit of this festive moment, I wish to invite every patriotic national, to take some time to ponder deeply on the future of our country, as it prepares to engage in this “sacred act”.Therefore, I challenge all citizens: Government, Parliamentary Opposition, the religious community, the Media Association and the entire civil society to take a conscientious look at the Election Code issued by the Dominica Christian Council and which has served throughout the years of Independence, to guide the conduct of the various persons and groups during this pre-election period. It is as follows:E L E C T I O N   C O D Elast_img read more

1.4M WV families receive SAP cash aid

first_imgAccording to DSWD Region 6, 1,130,461 of these families were not beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). The paid-out amount to them reached P6,782,766,000. She urged local government units (LGUs) to hasten the submission of their liquidation reports   so that DSWD-6 could start validating their list of beneficiaries. Macapobre said DSWD would take back the emergency cash assistance given to families found to be not qualified for the SAP. As to 4Ps families, 321,747 each received P4,650 as top-up to their P750 health subsidy and P600 rice subsidy. As of June 1, 94 out of 133 LGUs in the region were able to submit liquidation reports. Each received P6,000. ILOILO – A total of 1,452,208 families in Western Visayas (WV) were able to receive emergency cash assistance from the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP), data from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) showed. A total of P1,496,123,550 was allotted to 4Ps beneficiaries that were automatically covered by SAP, said DSWD-6 director Evelyn Macapobre. Macapobre also announced that President Rodrigo Duterte already approved the release of SAP cash assistance to some five million low-income families left out of the first tranche of the emergency cash assistance./PNlast_img read more

Open Mouth Insert Foot

first_imgI am sure by now you have heard the comments put out by Ohio State President Gee. His remarks about the priests at Notre Dame being angels on weekends but devils during the week would have been bad enough, but then he made some remarks about certain southern schools going to do something but probably wouldn’t because they couldn’t read the instructions. I am paraphrasing his remarks to simplify them for this story or it would become several pages. One of these days, you would think people would learn that even if it was said in jest someone was going to record it and put it out there as gospel. All of us at one time or another has done the same thing. We open our mouth before we engage our brain. Every Purdue grad and every IU grad has done this so many times there could be a book written about the remarks. Notre Dame likes the role of being somewhat independent and it isn’t going to change soon. Every conference has made decisions on how they want to accept athletes; and as long as the NCAA feels they are not breaking the rules, it will not likely change. Every university hopes they can produce national champs and still maintain the highest academic standing there is, but we all know that Princeton will not win many national titles and certain other schools will continue to do so. When it is all said and done, money is what keeps a university open and some get the dollars in different ways than others do. Unfortunately, President Gee was forced to retire over his remarks.last_img read more

Lambert unhappy with Koeman

first_imgAston Villa manager Paul Lambert has criticised Southampton boss Ronald Koeman over his public chase of defender Ron Vlaar. Lambert cast doubt over Vlaar’s future when he said he was unsure if his skipper would stay but insisted Koeman should not have gone public. “I think he is disrespecting when talking about other team’s players when they are still their players,” he told Sky Sports. “I think that’s wrong. “I wouldn’t mind if he picked up the phone, but you don’t go public on it. That’s the thing that annoyed me the most and the stance is still exactly the same with Ron.” Vlaar joined Villa in a £3m move from Feyenoord in 2012 and helped them to a 1-0 opening-day win at Stoke in the Barclay’s Premier League on Saturday. And Lambert insisted the 29-year-old’s performance proved he was not distracted by speculation over his future. “I don’t have a problem. You saw Ron play on Saturday, he was fantastic for us so I don’t think anything like that is preying on his mind at all,” said the Scot. “I just thought it was the wrong thing to have done.” The Saints manager has made no secret of his admiration for the Villa captain, who he managed at Feyenoord, saying he would “really like” to have him at St Mary’s. Vlaar, who impressed in Holland’s run to the World Cup semi-finals in the summer, has just one year left on his deal at Villa Park although the club are planning to offer him fresh terms. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

International Cricket Council (ICC) opens fan archives of last 45 years

first_imgDubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has opened its comprehensive archive of match footage and programming to its broadcast partners, giving fans throughout the world the opportunity to relive some of the greatest cricketing moments of the last 45 years as they stay at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The move will enable fans around the world to watch memorable cricket matches, highlights and ICC films at a time live sport programming stands disrupted due to the Corona Virus.ICC events dating back to 1975, including the men’s and women’s ICC Cricket World Cups and T20 World Cups, the Champions Trophy as well as the U19 World Cups have been made available.Additionally fans can join in the fun via Watch Parties on the ICC Facebook page where some of the most iconic games in the history of the sport will be replayed in full. Match highlights and tournament recaps will also be delivered through ICC social channels and the ICC website and mobile app and fans can get involved and vote on the memories they want to see from the ICC archive.ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said: “We are facing unprecedented times as a sports industry and the need to connect with our fan communities is perhaps greater than ever. With no live cricket to unite our fans around the world we thought the next best thing would be to release our archive to broadcast partners so fans can enjoy some magnificent memories.“We hope this move will help our broadcast partners replace cancelled sports fixtures with some highly engaging content and give cricket fans the opportunity to relive some of the great cricketing moments whilst we all stay at home.“There will also be the opportunity for fans to get involved via the ICC social channels, with Facebook Watch Parties on the ICC Facebook page and votes for which matches from the last four decades they want to unlock from the ICC archive.”The footage available to broadcasters will include memorable matches of the ICC men’s events including those between trans-Tasman rivals Australia and New Zealand, sub-continental adversaries India and Pakistan and featuring Ashes competitors Australia and England.Selected matches of the 1975, 1979 and 1983 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup editions held in England, as well as most knockout matches of subsequent editions will be among the inventory available for broadcasters to show in full or as highlights as they rework their programming in the coming weeks.Fans will also be able to re-experience matches of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2004 2006, 2009 and 2013, and five editions of the T20 World Cup from 2007 to 2014. Those looking for women’s matches, will get to watch the 2009 and 2013 editions, apart from matches of different T20 World Cups.The official film, official highlights and behind-the-scenes programmes from the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, which ended in a dramatic victory for hosts England at Lord’s, will also be made available, providing fans with both match action as well as behind the scenes stories.There will also be several other similar programmes from other ICC Events while the programmes on women’s cricket include features on the stars of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2018 and the stars of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. IANSAlso Read: COVID-19: ICC functioning with an eye on employee safety, no change in meeting planAlso Watch: Coronavirus update: Buddhist Monastery in Naharkatika take extra prevention measureslast_img read more

Nina Metz, 94, Oxford: March 14, 1921 – April 8, 2015

first_imgNina MetzNina Metz, 94, of Oxford, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington, KS.Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, April 13, 2015 at the Oxford Christian Church. No visitation is scheduled. A memorial has been established with the Oxford Christian Church Youth Mission Trip and may be left with Oxford Funeral Service. For further information please visit Jean Metz was born March 14, 1921 the daughter of Frank and Addie (Main) Owens in El Dorado, Kansas. She graduated from Oxford High School in 1938. Nina met Lloyd D. Metz while at a music get together. They were united in marriage on March 15, 1939 at the Oxford Christian Church. Nina was a homemaker who worked on the farm with her husband and enjoyed gardening.Surviving to honor her memory are her children, Dennis Metz and wife Marilyn of Wellington and Susan Gosselin of Oxford; grandchildren Dan Metz and wife Justina of Oxford, Wade Metz and wife Sheryl of Oxford, Jason Metz and wife Deann of Wellington and Wilbur Gosselin of Oxford, granddaughter Christina May of Salt Lake City, Utah, great grandchildren Lynsey Metz, Kelsey Metz, Anthony Metz, Bethany Metz, Jacob Metz, Logan Metz, Wyatt Gosselin and Erin May.Nina is preceded in death by her parents, loving husband Lloyd in 2008, siblings, Goldie Louise, Margaret Thomas, June Rader, Don Owens and twin sister Dorothy and James Owens.last_img read more

Ross Stripling is happy he’s still a Dodger after trade to Angels falls through

first_imgThe animated reaction:via GIPHY Ross Stripling was about to become a member of the Angels’ rotation on the eve of spring training. Instead, he’s still a swingman for the Dodgers after his planned trade to the Halos with Joc Pederson reportedly fell through Sunday.Stripling, it’s clear, is OK with that. The right-hander quickly tweeted, and even more quickly deleted, a GIF of apparent approval as news of the trade’s demise was reported. (Twitter) BETTS TRADE GRADES: Dodgers still win, Red Sox still wrongStripling, Pederson and minor league outfielder Andy Pages were reportedly headed to Anaheim for infielder Luis Rengifo and two prospects, contingent upon the Dodgers acquiring Mookie Betts and David Price from the Red Sox in a three-team swap that included the Twins. The original Betts-Price deal fell apart, and when a reworked, expanded transaction (two separate trades) was agreed to Sunday, the LA-LA deal reportedly was called off.Neither team has commented on the reports of the deal collapsing.last_img read more

Mbala vows comeback after lackluster Game 1

first_imgExpect a more aggressive and assertive Ben Mbala in Game 2 of the UAAP Season 80 finals.Limited to just eight points in the 70-76 defeat to Ateneo in the championship series opener at Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday night, the reigning Most Valuable Player from La Salle center vowed a resounding comeback this Wednesday when the fierce rivals square off anew at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? While he acknowledged Ateneo’s defensive schemes, which held him to a career-low output in points and field goal attempts with seven shots, the 6-foot-7 Cameroonian insisted he could have played better.“They played good defense,” said Mbala, who put up 28 points in La Salle’s second-round win over Ateneo. “I average 20 points per game but they held me to eight points.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“Expect me to be more aggressive offensively [in Game 2]. They (Eagles) were able to get in to my head, that is something that shouldn’t happen again.”The Eagles made the big run that gave them enough buffer to weather La Salle’s last rally when Mbala was on the bench nursing four fouls. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Nazareth-NU, La Salle-Lipa seal title tiff “It’s part of the game,” said Mbala. “We don’t want to look for excuses why we lost. They wanted it more than us.”Chiz Ikeh and Isaac Go took turns in guarding Mbala, but the Eagles also clogged the paint each time the big Cameroonian attacked. With Mbala struggling, Aljun Melecio picked up the cudgels with 24 points. But La Salle’s guns fell silent in the last 2:35 of the game, allowing the Eagles to seal the win.Mbala said they have no recourse but to play the game of their lives this Wednesday.“Obviously if we lose the next game then it is over,” said Mbala. “We are not going to go out here just to have a mediocre game. We have to win or everything we’ve been doing throughout the season will just go to waste.”ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Short-handed Nets beat Thunder in Mexico City

first_imgAllen Crabbe had 15 points for Brooklyn, playing without guards Jeremy Lin and D’Angelo Russell because of injuries and without power forward Trevor Booker after he was traded to Philadelphia before the game.The Nets improved to 10-14 with their second straight victory and third in four games. They will play the Miami Heat on Saturday at Arena Ciudad de Mexico. The Thunder (11-13) had won three in a row.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseSteven Adams added 12 points for the Thunder, and Carmelo Anthony had 11 on 5-for-20 shooting. Oklahoma City also missed key players Paul George (right calf contusion) and Jerami Grant (left hip contusion). Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brooklyn Nets’ Caris Levert moves the ball across the court during the first quarter of a regular-season NBA basketball game with Oklahoma City Thunder in Mexico City, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)MEXICO CITY — Caris Levert scored 19 points, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 17 and short-handed Brooklyn overcame another strong performance by Russell Westbrook to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-95 on Thursday night in the first of the Nets’ two games in Mexico City.Westbrook had 31 points, eight rebounds and six assists.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Beal explodes for 34 points as Wizards beat Suns LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Coach hopes to see Team Lakay sustain good start to 2018

first_imgNewsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak .@TeamLakay coach Mark Sangiao hopes that this victory won’t be the last for the year after that disastrous 2017. @ONEChampionship— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) January 26, 2018 TNT halts Kia to climb to third seed OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netHumbled by the string of defeats that haunted them late in 2017, Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao is hopeful that the year 2018 will bring better things for his stable in ONE Championship.“Like what I’ve said before, when we were winning, we took for granted a lot of things,” he said in Filipino. “That’s what’s bad in us, that when we’re getting the things we want, we forget about the little things.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year “We still need to work on our weaknesses and hopefully, sustain that. We hope that 2018 will be good for our team and the whole nation,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ With those lessons learned, the Benguet stable buckled down to work and went back to basics as they seek to redeem themselves this year.Those sacrifices have paid off this early.Geje Eustaquio avenged his defeat to Kairat Akhmetov and became the interim ONE Flyweight Championship at ONE: Global Superheroes last Friday. Joshua Pacio and Edward Kelly were also victorious in their undercard bouts, fueling more optimism on the side of Team Lakay.Sangiao, though, doesn’t want his side to feel complacent as his bets seek to reclaim their position as one of the bests in Asia.ADVERTISEMENT Following a largely successful showing in 2016, Team Lakay studs drew the short end of the stick late last year, with the toughest defeat seeing Eduard Folayang lose his ONE Lightweight Championship to Martin Nguyen in November here in Manila.“Success will destroy success itself. When we’re getting the things we want, we take a lot of things for granted,” said Sangiao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight01:04Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more