Burst of Earthquakes felt in the South of Dominica

first_img Share Few felt events have been reported during that period but there has been intensification over night. LocalNews Burst of Earthquakes felt in the South of Dominica by: – June 15, 2019 Share Dominica went through similar events between 1998 and 2000 in the South. The seismic research unit, which is responsible for earthquake monitoring through out the Caribbean, has been contacted and an Official report will be provided. This is all part of small earthquake swarms in the South of Dominica occurring since December 2018. 589 Views   no discussions Share There is no cause for alarm at this point. The Office of Disaster Management can confirm a burst of felt earthquake events from about 10.00pm last night. Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more

CARES of Farmington Hills second year brings growth, need

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Two years have passed since a newly formed nonprofit took over the 10.5 acre property that formerly housed the Servant Church of St. Alexander in Farmington Hills.In that time, C.A.R.E.S. (Community. Action. Resources. Empowerment. Services.) of Farmington Hills has grown by leaps and bounds, now serving more than 540 families in the Farmington area, Redford, and Southfield. Executive Director Todd Lipa says the campus on Shiawassee sees about 300-400 client visits every month.Thanks to donors and volunteers, a bank of coolers lines a wall in the food pantry, a fully stocked clothing closet distributes more than 3,000 items every month, and the facility houses offices for the WIC (Women Infants and Children) program, veterans services, Another Day Resource Center, and Rebuilding Together Oakland.So much has been done to make C.A.R.E.S. a one-stop shop for people in need. And Lipa says much more work remains.The big asksAs temperatures soar, Lipa worries most about fixing the church building’s HVAC issues. Through equipment donations, contractor Air Temp managed to whittle an estimate from $135,000 to $70,000 – but that’s still a huge investment.Executive Director Todd Lipa and food pantry manager Delores Watters say CARES clients appreciate the pantry’s grocery store-style amenities.The heat affects volunteers, many of whom are seniors, as well as heat-sensitive donated food items and the coolers.“It kills me every day to know there are people stopping in and working in a very warm building,” said Lipa. “It’s not good for a lot of reasons.”He also loses sleep over the $500,000 needed to repay backers who provided funding for the building purchase. While raising money is always a challenge, people don’t generally see Farmington/Farmington Hills as a community where people need help.Lipa, who also serves as Director of Youth and Family Services for the City of Farmington Hills, said he’s been surprised to find that about 60 percent of the families served by C.A.R.E.S. come from Farmington Hills. According to data collected, the food shelf also serves more children than any other in the Gleaners Community Food Bank network.C.A.R.E.S. has applied to major foundations for assistance, and Lipa believes they’ll eventually find the right match. The organization is also now part of the Amazon Smile program, through which customers can designate a charity to benefit from their purchases.’There’s a lot of dignity to it’In the meantime, the organization has its hands full providing food, clothing, and other services to clients in need. Lipa said food pantry manager Delores Watters came to C.A.R.E.S. with a vision for a different kind of food pantry, one that held up clients’ dignity.“When Delores came on last July, she said she was going to make changes. It happened faster than I think we were ready for, but what happened was needed, so we made the change.”With support from Busch’s Fresh Food Market, the C.A.R.E.S. pantry offers a quick and more comfortable shopping experience. Clients can select the foods their families will eat, then “check out” with volunteers at a grocery store-style lane.“There’s a lot of dignity to it,” said Watters, “and there’s a lot less waste…We’re serving about twice as many people with the same amount of money. That tells me people are only taking what they need.”It also saves on volunteer hours, she added, “because the guests are doing a lot of the work, so we can serve more people.”SNAP grocery storeComing soon, thanks to a recently won grant: a unique grocery store area for people who get supplemental nutrition assistance through a Bridge card. Lipa said people who have the cards are typically about one week short of food every month.“If we can bring down the cost of food, they can stretch it further,” Watters added. “They’ll be taking less food from the pantry, and we’ll be able to serve more people.”Lipa said CARES has been in touch with Detroit’s Eastern Market to provide fresh produce. Busch’s has also offered to help set up the logistical end and assist with providing food for what will be the “Busch’s Cares Market”.Youth United volunteers worked last year on the CARES property. (Contributed)As the inside of the former church building takes shape, volunteers have also shaped up the grounds, from landscaping to parking lot lighting. Youth United, a coalition of teens and adults from local churches, mosques, and synagogues, will spend a week this summer laying the groundwork for a community garden, creating artwork for the new Bridge card store, painting exterior trim, and more.“What has been really surprising is the number of organizations, individuals, families, and businesses that have stepped up,” Lipa said.“Even the people who shop here donate money,” Watters added. “It’s as if the whole community is all in.”Want to help? The next big fundraiser will be a Duck Derby in Shiawassee Park during the Greater Farmington Founders Festival. A $5 ticket gets you a duck in the race; prizes include a year of $100 monthly shopping sprees at Busch’s Market, $500 gift certificate to Steinkopf Nursery, a year of family dinner nights at Bunchy’s Chicken & Pizza, an LG UHD 49” 4K Smart TV from Paulson’s Audio & Visual, a $300 gift certificate from Focal Point Studio, Farmington Hills; and more. Learn about the event and how to buy tickets here.Make monetary donations or sign up to volunteer through the CARES website.Stop by CARES, 27835 Shiawassee in Farmington Hills, with food pantry or clothing donations during their regular hours, Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Thursday evenings, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.; or Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.Clothing donations that are clean and in good condition are most welcome. Clients often use the closet to find suits and other business attire for interviews or work.Consider donating higher quality, unexpired food items. (If you wouldn’t eat it, why would anyone else?) The pantry also goes through diapers, baby wipes, baby food, paper goods, and personal hygiene items almost as quickly as they land on shelves.Keep up with CARES progress and most current needs by following the organization on Facebook. Reported bylast_img read more

CSB Blazers pounds JRU Bombers in NCAA basketball

first_imgAgem Miranda finished with 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists as the Heavy Bombers ended its first round of eliminations with 3-6 win-loss slate. The Blazers halted its three-game losing run to improve to 5-3 win-loss record. The Heavy Bombers tried its best to rally back but the Blazers countered with its own baskets until Gutang iced the victory for his squad with free throws. MANILA – College of St. Benilde Blazers snapped its losing run in the NCAA Season 92 men’s basketball. It posted a 74-66 win over Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers at the San Juan Arena. College of St. Benilde Blazers’ Justin Gutang tallied 14 points and eight rebounds in their victory over the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers. TIEBREAKER TIMES PHOTO “To be honest, we’re really strugglingand haven’t been playing well sapractice. We are a bit demoralized and we needed to get some confidence back,”said Blazers assistant coach Charles Tiu, who called the shots in lieu ofsuspended Tyrone Tang.center_img Justin Gutang tallied 14 points and eight rebounds while Carlo Young chipped in 13 markers. Meanwhile, San Sebastian College-Recoletos Golden Stags stretched its streak to three wins in a row via a 86-65 domination of Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals. Alvin Capobres was at the forefront of the attack with 20 points and seven rebounds while Allyn Bulanadi and Rommel Calahat added 14 and 12 markers, respectively. With the win, the Stags improved to 5-3 record./PN Holding to a two-point edge with over seven minutes remaining in the game, the Blazers went on a 10-0 scoring run behind Young, Kendrix Belgica and Unique Naboa for a double-digit spread.last_img read more

Akron hosts PGA’s best and brightest: Day gives it away to Johnson

first_img Danny Simpson Related Topics Firestone CC South Course is characterized by long, narrow fairways, thick rough, and high-risk, high-reward pin locations that can take a players confidence and momentum away at the snap of your fingers. If you had to scramble for most of the tournament, you were not going to score well. Dustin Johnson is proving to be not only one of the longest players on the Tour, he is also being recognized as one of the most accurate players in terms of proximity with his approach shots. If you combine all that into one round, you might find yourself winning more often than not….and with this course, being a good scrambler was not going to get you very far. Jason Day went into the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational tied for the lead and got off to a quick, positive start to the round with an eagle on the 2nd hole which would give him a two shot lead. The rest of the round would be pretty standard until the final four holes. Day would finish the final four holes bogey, double-bogey, par, bogey, which would in-turn give the tournament to Dustin Johnson who was fresh off his U.S. Open win just two weeks ago. Jason Day and Jordan Spieth would finish tied for 3rd at 3 under par, Scott Piercy finished 2nd at 5 under, while Johnson would take the victory at 6 under par. With the win, Johnson receives 550 points in the FedEx Cup standings and will move to first place in the rankings. The Greenbrier Classic was supposed take place next weekend, but that tournament was canceled due to massive flooding. PGA officials declared that The Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs, WV would be unplayable come time for the tournament. July 14 – 17 we will have the Barbasol Championship at RTJ Trail (Grand National) in Auburn/Opelika, AL. Last years champion: Scott Piercy AND!!!!! We are only two weeks away from The Open Championship which will be held at Royal Troon Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland. Last year’s Open champion: Zach Johnson. center_img Danny Simpson is a 4 year graduate from John Carroll University in Cleveland with a BA in Communications and Theatre Arts where he specialized in broadcast and theatre production. Graduated from Aurora High School, Danny has lived in North East Ohio all his life and love Cleveland Sports. Currently enrolled at The Ohio Center for Broadcasting in the Sports emphasis program, Danny hopes to make a name for himself somewhere for some professional or collegiate sports organization.last_img read more

Chicago Runs Into Brick Wall, Monsters Win 2-1 In Shootout To Make It Three In A Row

first_img Eli Mooneyham Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling. Related TopicsAndrew AgozzinoBrad ThiessenBrett SterlingCleveland MonstersJordan BinningtonKenny AgostinoMarkus HannikainenMiles KoulesNick MoutreyZac Dalpecenter_img CLEVELAND, Ohio- The Cleveland Monsters took on the Chicago Wolves for the second time in two nights. Cleveland would look to gain significant ground on either Charlotte or Iowa with a win, as the Checkers and Wild competed against each other for a second straight day as well.Chicago fired off ten shots in the opening frame, but the best opportunity for the Wolves came on a rebound attempt off of goaltender Brad Thiessen’s stick. Brett Sterling would put the Wolves up first in the game, as Chicago would hold a 1-0 lead going into the middle stanza for consecutive nights. Cleveland had some good looks in the frame, the best potentially coming off of a Nick Moutrey breakaway. Unfortunately, Moutrey couldn’t shake Jordan Binnington out of his position to score. The Monsters would head into the break down by one, but would seem to find a way to climb back in the game again.Zac Dalpe ripped a shot from the right faceoff circle past Binnington for the equalizer just twenty seconds into the middle stanza. Dalpe added that a favorable tendency went into the shot selection early in the middle stanza.“You just kinda close your eyes and hope for the best.” joked Dalpe. “Coming down with speed. I like to go low blocker. so I gave her a try and the hockey gods took over from there.”The Monsters, who have started to become an unstoppable force in the second period of games as of late, would fire off eighteen shots in the frame while limiting Chicago to twelve. The Monsters would have to kill a tripping penalty called on Miles Koules for a little over a minute into the third, as the teams headed into the break tied at one apiece.The third period truly tested the grit of the Monsters, especially the back line. The Cleveland defenders did an excellent job of deflecting pucks at the point of attack and defending the crease of Thiessen for not only the third, but the entirety of tonight’s game. Coach Madden really enjoyed what he saw out of his back line:“We were doing a good job in the blue paint battles. Our team did a great job letting Thiessen seeing the puck. Real happy in that area.”Thiessen himself had a highlight-reel of saves after tonight, doing everything he could to make sure the Monsters skated off of the ice the victors. The teams would need an overtime period to settle the score. However, even that couldn’t resolve the score. The teams prepared for a shootout.Both teams had excellent opportunities in the overtime period but couldn’t produce the game-winner. The teams prepared for a shootout.Markus Hannikainen and Zac Dalpe would beat Binnington to score for Cleveland, as “Brick Wall” Brad Thiessen capped off a night that truly felt special in The Q. Thiessen shut down Kenny Agostino and Andrew Agozzino for the victory, completing a 47-save masterpiece.Madden was speechless after the game: “All I can say is Thiessen.”Thiessen admited there was some nerves tonight before the game got going. “Definitely a little nervous at the beginning. Just hadn’t been in (the game) in awhile. Once the game gets going and pucks start firing and what not, you kinda settle into the flow of the game and I was able to do that pretty early.” This was Thiessen’s first start in between the pipes since March 4th against Chicago. Thiessen was pulled for Michael Houser in that game, so this seems like sweet justice for Cleveland and the netminder.“Big week for us. They’re a good team. We need every point we can get and we squeaked one out and then got one in the shootout. Shows a lot of character.” added Dalpe, who had two points tonight and is on a three-game point streak.Cleveland moves to  30-27-3-4 and awaits Iowa, who will make the trek to The Q for a super important two-game set starting Friday.last_img read more

UPDATE: Arturo Galvan Coastal Park groundbreaking location change

first_img Share RelatedBreaking ground again: Second phase of Arturo Galvan Coastal Park underwayBy Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Arturo Galvan Coastal Park is moving into its second phase of construction, after a groundbreaking on Monday, October 14, by Port Isabel officials and the Galvan family. The park will close this week, once construction equipment moves onsite, according to Jared Hockema, city manager of…October 18, 2019In “News”City receives $662k grantSpecial to the PRESS The City of Port Isabel has been awarded a combined $662,515 in grant funding from the Texas General Land Office for the Arturo Galvan Coastal Park. The funding will allow the start of construction of a Living Shoreline, part of the Arturo Galvan Coastal Park (formerly…January 30, 2014In “News”Arturo Galvan Park commences groundbreakingBy ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com The first phase of the “Living Shoreline” project named after the late mayor Arturo Galvan commenced this past Saturday afternoon. The Arturo Galvan Coastal Park will be located at 1801 2nd Street, but due to damp weather, the site of the groundbreaking event…April 24, 2015In “News” Special to the PRESSNOTICE: Due to predicted inclement weather, Saturday’s Arturo Galvan Coastal Park “Living Shoreline” Groundbreaking will be relocated to the Inez C. Martinez Multipurpose Instructional Building on the Derry Elementary School campus. The ceremony will start at 3 p.m.Mayor Joe E. Vega and the Port Isabel City Commission cordially invite the public to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for Phase I of the Arturo Galvan Coastal Park “Living Shoreline” project. The event will be held Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the site of the Arturo Galvan Park located at 1801 2nd Street.The City of Port Isabel was successful in obtaining two grants from the Texas General Land Office totaling close to a $1 million dollars, for the construction of the Living Shoreline with additional funding of $10,000 received from the Improve Order of Redman Black Crow Tribe, and $50,000 from the Port Isabel Economic Development Administration. The Port Isabel City Commission contracted with HDR Engineering, Inc. for design, engineering and permiting of the project. This will be the first public Living Shoreline on the Laguna Madre Bay, and an example for other communities to follow.The Living Shoreline is being built in order to stop erosion from storms and wave energy.  The Living Shoreline will provide for increased fish and wildlife habitat, allow for pedestrian access into the Laguna Madre Bay, and protect the remaining land and neighboring homes.City Manager Edward Meza stated, “This long awaited project will increase the quality of life for everyone living in or visiting our beautiful city”.Port Isabel Mayor Joe E. Vega had these comments, “I’m excited that Phase I of the Arturo Galvan Coastal Park “Living Shoreline” is fixing to get started. The Living Shoreline will be and aesthetically pleasant project that will allow for the protection of the shoreline while creating habitat. I would like to thank the Texas General Land Office for their commitment and partnership on this project. The development of this park is part of the progress that citizens of Port Isabel are experiencing today. I look forward with the continuing development of one of the most beautiful coastal parks on the Texas Gulf Coast.”Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

Indians Amazing September Rolls on with 6-3 Win Over Angels; Three Takeaways From the Win

first_img Matt Loede The Indians 6-game trip out West kicked off on Monday night with a meeting with the Los Angeles Angels, a team that still has dreams about a wild card birth in the American League.The Tribe did them no favors on Monday, beating them soundly 6-3 for their 25th win in 26 games.The offense pounded out 14 hits in the win and had some key hits late to put the game away, and Mike Clevinger kept the Tribe rolling right along.Here’s three takeaways from the win. Pages: 1 2 3 4 Related TopicsAngelsIndiansMike ClevingerRoberto Perez Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

Mao striving to secure GP Final spot at NHK Trophy

first_img RELATED PHOTOS Shooting for Sochi: Two-time world champion Mao Asada will be a heavy favorite at this week’s NHK Trophy in Sendai. | AP IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KEYWORDScenter_img Mao and Akiko Suzuki should both lock up spots for next month’s GP Final in Sochi, Russia, — site of the 2014 Olympics — with podium finishes. Mao’s win in China was notable because she chose not to attempt her trademark triple axel, which she has had difficulty landing the past two seasons.When asked about Mao’s decision to pass on the triple axel, her agent, Mariko Wada, said the trademark move has not been shelved permanently.“She is waiting until she becomes confident about her techniques,” Wada told Ice Time recently when asked about the issue. So the feeling here is that Mao will likely bypass trying the triple axel in Sendai, as she won’t want to jeopardize her shot at the GP Final.It would make more sense for her to attempt it in Sochi, where the field will be tougher and not landing it would have fewer consequences. If Mao skates in the GP Final, it will be the first time she has done so since 2008, when she famously came from behind in the free skate to beat Kim Yu Na by hitting two titanic triple axels in South Korea.Mao withdrew from last season’s GP Final in Quebec City after learning that her mother, Kyoko, had fallen ill. Kyoko Asada passed away before Mao was able to make it home to Nagoya. Mao did not qualify for the GP Final in 2009 or 2010.Mao will be favored at the NHK Trophy, with her primary challengers likely to be Suzuki and Americans Agnes Zawadzki and Mirai Nagasu. Suzuki finished second at Skate Canada last month, while Zawadzki was third at the Cup of Russia.Nagasu came in fourth at the Cup of China in what was to be her lone GP assignment of the season, but was a late addition to the NHK Trophy field after Russia’s Polina Shelepen withdrew with an ankle injury last week.Nagasu has been inconsistent since her surprise fourth-place showing at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. She has failed to qualify for the world championships the last two seasons.Haruka Imai is slated to be the third competitor from the host nation in women’s singles.Olympic bronze medalist Daisuke Takahashi and 2010 world junior champion Yuzuru Hanyu will look to join Takahiko Kozuka at the GP Final with medal finishes at the NHK Trophy. Takahashi took second at the Cup of China, while Hanyu did the same at Skate America.Kozuka is already set for the GP Final by virtue of his victory at Skate America and taking second place at the Cup of Russia.The main competition for Takahashi and Hanyu will come in the form of Spain’s Javier Fernandez, who has been steadily improving and notched the first GP win of his career at Skate Canada. Fernandez is based in Toronto and coached by Brian Orser.Daisuke Murakami is scheduled to join Takahashi and Hanyu in the field for men’s singles.Russia’s Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov will be favored in pairs after taking second at home in Moscow at the Cup of Russia. The lineup for the pairs is not formidable and will also be missing world bronze medalists Narumi Takahashi and Mervin Tran, who were unable to compete in the GP season after Takahashi needed surgery for a shoulder injury.Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White, the 2011 world champions, top the entrants for ice dance. They won at Skate America and will go up against Russia’s Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov, who took second at the Cup of Russia.Cathy and Chris Reed will represent Japan, with Americans Maia and Alex Shibutani also confirmed to participate.Stellar results: Takahito Mura’s triumph at the Trophee Bompard in Paris last week was just the latest chapter of an excellent season by the Japanese men. The achievement marked the first time in Mura’s senior career that he has earned a medal at a GP.Mura, who was eighth at Skate Canada, joined Kozuka and Tatsuki Machida with GP victories this season. Mura, 21, is a native of Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, and is coached by Hiroshi Nagakubo.Japan’s men have had multiple skaters on the podium at two events, including a sweep by Kozuka, Hanyu and Machida at Skate America, and at least one medalist at all five GP competitions.Coming on strong: American Ashley Wagner continues to emerge as a potential medal contender at the 2014 Sochi Games. Wagner booked her place in the GP Final with a win at the Trophee Bompard last week.The 21-year-old college student was also victorious at Skate America. The U.S. champion last season, Wagner is based in Aliso Viejo, California, and tutored by Hall of Famer John Nicks.Nicks has also mentored Olympic gold medalists Peggy Fleming (1968) and Kristi Yamaguchi (1992) during his long career. Mao Asada Two-time world champion Mao Asada will be looking to clinch her place in the Grand Prix Final at this week’s NHK Trophy in Sendai.Mao won the Cup of China two weeks ago in Shanghai and will bring momentum from that victory into the last of the six regular Grand Prix events.last_img read more

Serie A aims for return on June 13

first_imgROME, Italy (AP):THE 20 TEAMS in Serie A agreed yesterday to resume competition on June 13 in empty stadiums.But the date is subject to approval by the Italian government.“With regard to the restart of sporting activity, it has been indicated, with respect to the decisions of the government and in compliance with the medical protocols to protect the players and staff, the date of June 13 for the resumption of the league,” the league’s governing body said in a statement.Earlier, Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said full team training will restart on May 18 after a revised medical protocol was approved amid the coronavirus pandemic. The clubs have already resumed training on an individual basis.Players and back-room staff will be closely monitored and tested and if one person tests positive for COVID-19, the whole club will have to go into quarantine for two weeks.Serie A has been suspended since March 9, when the government ordered a nationwide lockdown.There are 12 rounds remaining in Serie A, plus four matches that were postponed from the 25th round. Also, the Italian Cup is in the semi-final stage.last_img read more