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First Serenade Band making a positive comeback

first_img Share Share 131 Views   4 comments Some of the First Serenade Band membersA local musical band known for versatility and originality has made a comeback. The First Serenade Band, formed in August 1984 in the village of Point Michel, is known for hits like, Chant Dem, Rough up De Session, Donkey tricks and Me Water Coming among several others.The Band, having created a name for itself, separated about seven years ago for unknown reasons. However, they re-emerged during Dominica’s 35th anniversary of Independence and performed at the 11th annual Creole in the Park event.Manager of the band, Carlton Winston said in an interview with Dominica Vibes that he has listened to the mounting request from fans across the island to reunite. “A lot of the fans out there told us that a void has been created since you guys have left and it has not been filled”.He noted that Band members has over the years, received a lot encouragement from fans; “they meet you, they speak to you saying we miss this we miss that, they bring back memories of what they can remember”.As a result of this, one of the members Adrian “Archie” Mitchell approached Winston and said “let’s bring back the band”.Thus, “we collected a few musicians, some of the guys who were there from the beginning”, Winston explained. He noted that the band is seeking to promote Dominica’s music and culture.“Serenade is a band that plays different genres of music from salsa to reggae to calypso because we notice Dominicans like a lot of calypso”.“We will definitely play a mix of music, the music will be different, the lyrical content is something that people can look forward to,” he continued. Winston added further that the revamped Band will continue to play various genres of music to cater for all its fans around the world. “New revamp, re-energized First Serenade back on the arena to do what we do best, give revelers what they have been missing for the past seven years, music with a different flavor.”The band is promising fans a major injection of music that will be “new, nice and an exciting sound; a mix for everybody”. Meanwhile, musician Christopher Dangleben said the band will continue to send positive messages through its music. “We’re really looking forward to playing the music that we use to play, constructive music, music with positive messages. As you know the music we used to play were always marginalized before and so we hope this time around the public can judge for itself what is music and what isnot music,” he noted.Lloyd Jno Baptiste and Alisha Ducreay are the new vocalists of the band. There are plans by the Band to perform in its home town in Point Michel on Carnival Tuesday, 2014.Dominica Vibes News Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! EntertainmentLocalNews First Serenade Band making a positive comeback by: – November 13, 2013last_img read more

8 arrested in Cuba for sale of exam papers

first_imgEducationNewsRegionalTertiary 8 arrested in Cuba for sale of exam papers by: – June 10, 2014 Sharing is caring! Share Share HAVANA (AP) — Cuban authorities say they have arrested eight people in a scandal over the sale of university entrance exams that forced thousands of high school students to retake the test.The unnamed suspects include five teachers, a methodologist, an employee at the Ministry of Higher Education’s printer’s office and a person not linked to the education sector.The scandal has been a fixture in state media in recent weeks, and Monday’s announcement called it a “matter of great sensitivity.”The announcement was signed by three Cabinet ministries including Interior — the arm of government that is in charge of state security.There was no word on possible criminal charges.Associated Presscenter_img Tweet Share 75 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Peregrine Semiconductor Hosts Ceremony After Close of Murata Acquisition

first_imgMurata Electronics and Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation, celebrated the closing of the Murata acquisition on the 7th of Jan. Peregrine, at its San Diego headquarters hosted an “opening ceremony” to commemorate its next chapter as a Murata company. Norio Nakajima, Executive Vice President, Director of Communication Business Unit of Murata, David Kirk, CEO of Murata North Americas and Jim Cable, Peregrine’s President and CEO give presentations highlighting the many synergies between Murata and Peregrine. The ceremony, themed “Combining Our Histories,” is based on a common pride that each company has in their successful, groundbreaking histories. Norio Nakajima (left), Executive Vice President, Director of Communication Business Unit of Murata, and Jim Cable (right), President and CEO of Peregrine Semiconductor, celebrate the closing of the Murata acquisition of Peregrine.“We welcome Peregrine Semiconductor employees to Murata—a global family that is comprised of over 100 companies in 23 nations,” says Norio Nakajima, Executive Vice President, Director of Communication Business Unit of Murata. “Through this acquisition, we further define Murata’s stance as an ‘Innovator in Electronics’ and look forward to accomplishing many great things in the years ahead.” “From our first meeting with Murata in 2003 to our recent acquisition, our two companies have enjoyed a successful business relationship,” says Jim Cable, President and CEO of Peregrine Semiconductor. “As Peregrine embarks on our next chapter as a Murata company, we anticipate new opportunities and growth. Peregrine will continue to solve the world’s toughest RF challenges, and we will benefit from deeper resources and a wider reach than ever before.”More information on the Acquisition can be seen here.last_img read more

UWF Claims Sole Possession of First Place After 1-0 Win Over No. 6 Lee

first_imgBurkhart improved to 8-1 on the year, while posting her third shutout of the season. Live Stats Preview Boilesen’s goal is her eighth of the season, good for second most in the GSC, and most amongst players on the Argonaut roster. West Florida will be off until next Friday, when it makes the trip to Auburn-Montgomery. Women’s soccer will also play sunday, when it hosts Spring Hill for a men’s and women’s doubleheader at home. Full Schedule Roster Next Game: Marjorie Boilesen was quick to set the tone for the match, as her 25-yard, free-kick strike past Flames’ keeper Haley Gribler put West Florida up 1-0 in the match early. West Florida would go on to hang on for the remaining 86 minutes, as Boilesen’s tally would be all the offense UWF would need to secure the victory. at AUM 10/14/2016 – 7:00 pm — –Print Friendly Version West Florida now improves to 9-3 on the year, while maintaining its perfect 7-0 GSC mark. Lee falls to 8-2-1 an suffers its first GSC loss and is 5-1 in the league. The backline of Svenja Burkhardt, Emily Vogler, Bri Young and Georgia Bailey made goalkeeper Katelyn Burkhart’s afternoon very easy, as UWF prevented Lee from posting a shot on goal for the entire match. The Argonauts posted its third consecutive shutout, and have blanked its opponents in six of its last seven matches. In its last four conference matches, the Argonauts have allowed just a single shot on goal. BOX SCORE CLEVELAND, Tenn.  – Someone’s ‘0’ had to go on Sunday afternoon, as the University West Florida and Lee University women’s soccer teams entered the contest with perfect Gulf South Conference records.last_img read more

Friday Tailgate: The Week 4 games that most impact the Playoff

first_imgWeek 4 on the road to the college football playoff will be all about the leagues of dozens, one numerically correct and one not so much.Conference play kicks off in the Big 12 this weekend, and some early contenders will be getting immediate tests. Meanwhile, it’s a busy slate in the Pac-12 as several squads might already find themselves on the outside looking in by the end of Saturday. Here are the weekend’s top five impact games in the race to be in the final foursome.No. 2 TCU at Texas Tech, 4:45 p.m. ET, FOXThe Horned Frogs faithful might not have expected a “prove it” moment so early in the Big 12 campaign, but the Red Raiders’ accomplishments to date undoubtedly got the attention of the TCU coaching staff. The Horned Frogs’ personnel losses on defense, via a mix of injuries and off-field issues, are an even greater concern as they prepare to take on Red Raiders’ QB Patrick Mahomes. TCU QB Trevone Boykin has the weapons to win in a shootout, but can he and his teammates do it all season?No. 11 UCLA at No. 16 Arizona, 8 p.m. ET, ABCFollow the road to the 2015 College Football Playoff at The Football Four, our home to rate and debate the nation’s best. This huge showdown in the South Division headlines the packed Pac-12 on Saturday. The Bruins might be a bit more accomplished on paper after completing their non-conference slate that includes a win against Power Five league member Virginia and a then-ranked BYU team. But the news from Westwood got a lot less rosy during the week when standout LB Myles Jack went down with a season-ending knee injury — in a non-contact drill, no less. This is Arizona’s first real challenge of the fall, though the Wildcats could also still be without one of their top defenders if LB Scooby Wright isn’t ready to return. UCLA freshman QB Josh Rosen, pick-prone of late, must cut down on the miscues. Wildcats QB Anu Solomon has not been intercepted yet in 2015.No. 17 Utah at No. 13 Oregon, 8:30 p.m. ET, FOXIf the Utes are to assert themselves as Pac-12 South players with the schools from Los Angeles and Arizona, a win in Eugene would be a strong start. The Ducks have a clean slate as far as the conference race is concerned, but a second entry in the loss column at this early date would make a return to the playoffs extremely difficult. The status of both first-string QBs is something of a mystery as game day approaches. Oregon’s Vernon Adams (finger) took last week off, and Utah’s Travis Wilson (shoulder) has not officially been named as the starter.No. 22 Oklahoma State at Texas, 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPNBecause this is the Big 12 opener for both squads, they technically can say they’re starting from scratch. Realistically, however, the Longhorns likely must be content to play spoiler this season. The Cowboys, largely untested to this point, must take care of business if they want to show their readiness to compete in the league’s upper half. The Texas offense in particular looks more formidable now that QB Jerrod Heard has been handed the keys. But the defense remains leaky, which should be good news for Cowboys’ QB Mason Rudolph.No. 18 USC at Arizona State, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPNThough it’s hard to call any game in September an elimination game, this is an elimination game pure and simple. That is especially true for the Trojans, who already have a blemish on their league mark courtesy of Stanford. The Sun Devils haven’t appeared in the top 25 since their opening loss to Texas A&M, and another setback will make a return to the polls unlikely the rest of the way. The performance of the USC defense in the Stanford loss was most troubling for their followers and most promising for ASU fans. Mike Bercovici has gone the distance at QB for the Sun Devils this season, but he might not have as many deep threats at his disposal as does Trojans counterpart Cody Kessler.Around college footballHere are this week’s staff picks from USA TODAY Sports.Walking to work with Nebraska coach Mike Riley.Michigan’s leading receiver became a U.S. citizen on Thursday.How far has Alabama fallen?’s Stewart Mandel looks at the numbers.The Crimson Tide plays Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday. What happened the last time they met?A seemingly eternal college football conflict is playing out in the SEC West.There is an underlying story line to Oklahoma State-Texas that just won’t go away.The late Yogi Berra might rightly say that Robert Nkemdiche’s game is 50% physical, 90% mental.THIS WEEK’S 10 BEST GAMESlast_img read more

Video | UK’s Labissiere wants to be pushed

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Twins Fall 3-7 to Tampa Bay [VIDEO]

first_img 1/1 1080p HD About Connatix V56892 720p HD Auto (360p) About Connatix V56892 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 360p ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – The Minnesota Twins lost 3-7 to the Tampa Bay Rays last (Saturday) night.Evan Longoria, Bobby Wilson and Logan Forsy all homered to lead the Rays to victory. Twins starter Jose Berrios gave up four runs and six hits in five innings.The Twins will take on Tampa Bay again today (Sunday) at 11:30 a.m. For full coverage of the game tune into AM 1240 WJON.Hannah Foslienlast_img read more

Club president to target Chelsea player despite still being in relegation…

first_imgTurkey’s Star say Fenerbahce, after a disastrous campaign, are looking to rebuild for next season and their first priority is signing an established striker. The Turkish club are still in a relegation fight, but Fenerbahce president Ali Koc is already looking to the next campaign.Star report Fenerbahce are showing interest in Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, and the club’s sporting director Damien Comolli has been given full approval to make this transfer happen.According to the Turkish newspaper, Fenerbahce president Ali Koc is looking to sign a quality striker for next season after becoming frustrated with the likes of Islam Slimani and Michael Frey, with the Chelsea player seemingly an option for the Yellow Canaries.The French striker hasn’t been a regular under Maurizio Sarri and he recently admitted he only gets a chance to play in the Europa League. However, a move back to France looks more likely at this stage rather than a transfer to the Super Lig.The 32 year old has scored 10 goals for Chelsea this season, with 9 of those coming in the Europa League. He’s already hinted a return to French football could be on the agenda, and that doesn’t sound promising for any Fener Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndo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UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndolast_img read more

Roster shuffle: Plans change in MLB because of health issues

first_img First Published: 30th June, 2020 06:59 IST COMMENT Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 30th June, 2020 06:59 IST Roster Shuffle: Plans Change In MLB Because Of Health Issues The Minnesota Twins have shuffled their on-field staff to protect the health of some of their older coaches. A trio of players, including Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake and Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman, have announced they won’t be playing in the upcoming 60-game season FOLLOW UScenter_img Written By LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE The Minnesota Twins have shuffled their on-field staff to protect the health of some of their older coaches. A trio of players, including Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake and Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman, have announced they won’t be playing in the upcoming 60-game season.As Major League Baseball lurches toward a late July start during the coronavirus crises, it’s clear that roster flexibility and organizational depth will be key.The Twins confirmed Monday that bullpen coach Bob McClure and major league coach Bill Evers won’t be in the clubhouse at the start of this season because of health concerns. Both coaches are in their 60s and will stay with the organization to help in altered roles.Twins manager Rocco Baldelli, who was sitting in a Target Field dugout during a Zoom call, said he’s known both coaches for a long time and that the decisions were difficult. He added that both coaches were disappointed.“I think we all know that we’re making the right decision, but that doesn’t mean it feels good,” Baldelli said. “It’s very, very challenging to even think about these sorts of things and have these conversations.”But they’re exactly the conversations that are being had at both the organizational and personal level across the MLB landscape. The defending World Series champion Nationals will begin their title defense without Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross, who both declined to play because of health concerns.“We are one hundred percent supportive of their decision to not play this year,” Nationals GM Mike Rizzo said in a statement. “We will miss their presence in the clubhouse and their contributions on the field.”Zimmerman, who told The Associated Press last week he was still deciding whether to play this year, ultimately said having three young children, including a newborn, and a mother at higher risk because of multiple sclerosis factored into his decision.“Given the unusual nature of the season, this is the best decision for me and my family,” Zimmerman said.The 35-year-old — who has been with the Nationals since 2005 — said this does not mean he’s retiring. He’s still deciding on his future beyond this season.Ross, 27, has five seasons of MLB experience. He appeared in 27 games last season.Zimmerman was due $740,741 and Ross $555,556 as prorated portions of their salaries, originally $2 million for the first baseman and $1.5 million for the pitcher. If they are deemed high risk by team physicians, they would still get paid and receive service time.Arizona’s pitching depth took a hit even before the sport’s second training period begins later this week. The 32-year-old Leake was expected to be a part of the team’s starting rotation after starting 10 games last season and finishing with a 3-3 record and 4.35 ERA following midseason trade with the Seattle Mariners.D-backs general manager Mike Hazen didn’t elaborate on Leake’s decision but the pitcher’s agent issued a statement saying he made a personal decision not to play during the pandemic. Arizona still has substantial pitching depth with Madison Bumgarner, Robbie Ray, Luke Weaver and Zac Gallen expected to be in the starting rotation.The fragility of baseball’s current health situation has been apparent for the past few weeks. The Philadelphia PhilliesPhillies GM Matt Klentak said the team was “fortunate that none of the cases, player or staff, have been especially serious.” He said no one has been hospitalized.But the outbreak is another example of how difficult it is to limit exposure.“What is eyeopening to a lot of us is how quickly it spread even in an environment where we were on the extreme end of caution,” Klentak said. “The facility in Clearwater was pretty airtight in terms of staggering times of players reporting to work out, cleaning the facilities in between. Truthfully, it was frustrating to some players how strict it was and yet the outbreak still happened.”Boston Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke, 63, said his organization is doing as much as it can to keep everyone — especially older staff members — as safe as possible. Cleveland’s 61-year-old manager Terry Francona said he’s not nervous, even though he’s had previous health issues.“I know I’m probably one of the higher-risk guys because of my age and some of the things that have gone on,” he said. “But the trainers and the doctors have been terrific. I would rather manage and be around the guys and be around the game than not.”I’d be miserable if I didn’t do it.”Angels manager Joe Maddon, who is 66, said it’s up to individual players and coaches to accept and embrace the safety protocols. There’s little doubt the upcoming season will be unlike any other — if it can be played.“If you want to come in expecting the norms that we’re normally accustomed to, then you’re going to be frustrated constantly, and you can’t permit that to happen,” Maddon said.Image credits: AP last_img read more

Kershaw: Responsibility on road the key to 2020 season

first_img COMMENT Written By With three days to go before the 2020 opener, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw already was reveling in the first victory of the season.How he performs Thursday night against the San Francisco Giants in his ninth opening day assignment remains up in the air. But just the opportunity to begin preparations for the Dodgers’ biggest rival has Kershaw feeling positive.“Really, the fact that we’re even here, a few days away from having a season, I think is a win for baseball in and of itself,” Kershaw said Monday, remarking on the low percentage of positive COVID-19 tests around the majors.Of course, the biggest challenges posed by the coronavirus await. Teams are only now starting to hit the road for exhibition games. Los Angeles hosted the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on Monday for the second consecutive night.Simply breaking even in road games has always been a solid recipe for success in baseball. Except now, Kershaw believes that being away from home is where the entire season will hang in the balance.“Honestly, it’s just kind of scary,” the three-time Cy Young Award winner said. “You think about, if I go somewhere and get (coronavirus) and give it to my teammates and our season is ruined because of something stupid I did, that’s a bad feeling. Don’t be that guy.“Just that pressure alone will keep guys from doing the irresponsibility thing. That’s not to say some guys won’t get it, obviously, but we will do everything we can to stay as safe as possible.”The first stop on the road for the Dodgers will come in Houston on July 28 and 29.Of course it will.An investigation by Major League Baseball last winter found the Astros stole signs illegally during the 2017 season. Houston defeated the Dodgers in the World Series that year.Kershaw already expressed shock at the revelation during the offseason and spent the spring trying to move on from the subject.For now, anyway, his focus when it comes to the road is beating opponents and winning the battle against coronavirus.“We understand that it’s not going to be, hey, you roll into town and find something to eat,” Kershaw said. “It’s just not going to be that way. We know that. We, for the most part, other than going to grab a coffee or something, are going to be confined to the hotel on the road and that’s OK. I think as long as you’re outside, as long as you’re wearing a mask, that’s safe. We haven’t talked about specific protocols as a team.”ORDER UPWhile not exactly saying that right-hander Ross Stripling and left-hander Alex Wood would follow Kershaw in the rotation to start the season against the Giants, manager Dave Roberts at least suggested it.“Um, I do see Stripling in there,” Roberts said. “I see Alex Wood in there. How about that?”HOME COOKINGLeft-handers Madison Bumgarner and Robbie Ray are not with the Diamondbacks in Los Angeles, having stayed back in Phoenix for final preparations with the remainder of the 60-man player pool that did not travel.Both pitchers will join the team later this week in San Diego in advance of Friday’s season opener. Bumgarner already has been named the opening day starter, and Ray is scheduled to pitch the second game.DOING FINEDodgers catcher Austin Barnes was not scheduled to participate in Monday’s exhibition game against the Diamondbacks after he was hit on the left hand by a pitch Sunday versus Arizona. Roberts said Barnes is sore but “feels good.”Image credits: AP LIVE TV Last Updated: 21st July, 2020 12:32 IST Kershaw: Responsibility On Road The Key To 2020 Season With three days to go before the 2020 opener, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw already was reveling in the first victory of the season First Published: 21st July, 2020 12:32 ISTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW USlast_img read more