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Dominica to observe Hazard Week

first_img Share Tweet Share Share 12 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Dominica to observe Hazard Week by: – May 24, 2013 Photo credit:aac-rerc.psu.eduThe Office of Disaster Management (ODM) along with various partners and stakeholders will recognize Hazard Week, from 26th May to 1st June, 2013 under the theme “Planning to make a Plan is not a Plan”. The objective of the week is to allow stakeholders to highlight the various hazards facing the island and the necessary plans and action that can be taken to mitigate and manage against the hazards identified.During Hazard Week, emphasis will be placed on encouraging the general public to have ready, a disaster plan that could be used for the management of disaster events. Focus will also be placed on preparation of Family Disaster Plans. The Week of activities will include a church service, public awareness programmes and school visits, an exhibition at the Government Headquarters, community outreach in Portsmouth, National Emergency Planning Organization (NEPO) meeting and National awareness day – clean –up campaign.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Vanderbilt QB Shurmur ‘ready to go;’ no starter named

first_img“… We try to put our quarterbacks in as many game-like situations as we can so the game slows down and these guys can play a little faster.”Reach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks. NEXT GAME VANDERBILT (3-6, 1-4 SEC) vs. KENTUCKY (4-5, 2-5 SEC) When: 3 p.m. Saturday TV/radio: SEC Network/1510-AM, 95.9 FM Vanderbilt true freshman quarterback Kyle Shurmur is “fully available” to play in Saturday’s game against Kentucky, but coach Derek Mason has not named his starter.Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur (14) is available to play against Kentucky Saturday after sitting out last week's loss at Florida.Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur (14) is available to play against Kentucky Saturday after sitting out last week’s loss at Florida.Shurmur suffered a concussion in a loss to No. 16 Houston two weeks ago. He was in uniform for last week’s 9-7 loss at No. 11 Florida, but Mason said Shurmur was the “emergency” quarterback.On Tuesday’s depth chart, Shurmur and sophomore Johnny McCrary were listed as the possible starter against Kentucky. They both played against Missouri and Houston before Shurmur’s concussion.“(Shurmur) is fully available. He is ready to go,” Mason said. “We will continue to look at those guys as we go through the week of practice.”Price, Cutler among 9 in Vanderbilt Hall of FameMcCrary was 3-of-14 passing for 30 yards against Florida, but Vanderbilt did not commit turnover for just the second time in the past two seasons.“If we don’t turn the ball over, I think we’ve got a chance to beat anybody we play,” Mason said.Shurmur made two starts after his midseason debut. He was 10-of-20 passing for 89 yards, no TDs and no interceptions in a 10-3 win over Missouri. But he struggled to a 3-of-11 clip for 20 yards and one interception in the 34-0 loss to Houston.Neither quarterback has been able to kick-start the offense over the past month, as Vanderbilt has posted season lows in total yards in three consecutive games, capped by last week’s 175-yard performance at Florida.Vanderbilt defense rises, offense fallsMason said regardless of the quarterback, the offense “is trying a lot of different things right now (in practice). I’m not going to talk about those. You’re going to see them on Saturday.”Vanderbilt is among the best defenses in the country, ranking in the top 15 in several categories. So Mason said he’s tasked his talented defense with blitzing Shurmur and McCrary more in practice to prep them for gameday.“We get after them. We try to bring as much pressure as we can,” Mason said. “Anybody can sit back there and throw in 7-on-7 (drills). It’s what you do when you have guys staring down the barrel at you that really decides how you move your feet, if you can extend the play, do you make the right decision.SPANNING THE SEC: Check in for the latest news, notes, scores and more for one of college football’s best conferences!last_img read more

Mikel May Return to Premier League with West Brom Next Season

first_imgDuro Ikhazuagbewith agency reportFormer Super Eagles Captain, John Obi Mikel, 33, may return to play in the English topflight next season if West Bromwich Albion succeed in getting the former Chelsea midfielder to join them.West Brom gained promotion from the Championship to play in the Premier League next season and have been linked with an interest to woo the midfielder to play holding role. Although it is not yet certain to what extent talks have gone, sources close toWest Brom revealed yesterday that the vastly experienced Mikel with more than 350 appearances for Chelsea is top amongst players Manager Slaven Bilic hopes to fortify the team with.Bilic is believed to be counting on the experience of free agent Mikel to help his midfield as the club return to topflight.Interestingly, it is not only West Brom that have shown interest in Mikel who dumped Turkish Super Lig club Trabzonspor last March as a result of irreconcilable differences on the Covid-19 pandemic.According to a report in UK’s Stoke City Sentinel, Sky Bet Championship club Stoke City are weighing up a move for Mikel also.Stoke Manager Michael O’Neil is reported to be in search of a holding midfielder and Mikel appears fit into the kind of player on his radar.After a spell in China’s Super League, Mikel returned to sign for Middlesbrough in a short-term deal in 2019.He later linked up with Trabzonspor in Turkey before leaving on mutual agreement after insisting life was more precious than returning to football without proper protocol in place to save players from the pandemic.There were also reports linking Mikel with a move to Braziian clubs Botafogo and Internacional.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram John Obi Mikel (centre)on West Brom’s radar for next Premier League season last_img read more

Winter Olympics: Scotland’s medal hopes in Pyeongchang

first_imgThe Winter Olympics 2018 takes place this month amid sub-zero Pyeongchang temperatures.A band of Scottish athletes will be in action, looking to warm the hearts of those back home by turning up the heat in South Korea.Windchill temperatures of around -30C ensure the winter games is certainly living up to it’s billing, Team GB hold high hopes, aiming to better the five medals of Sochi and make this their most successful ever games. Since then the 27-year-old has recovered impressively, bouncing back to become world champion in March of last year.Christie has carried that form into 2018 and arrives in Pyeongchang with gold medal aspirations.Regardless of her Socchi agony, Christie has vowed she won’t play safe in her quest for victory.Is it time for Christie to shine?Vicki Adams, Lauren Gray, Anna Sloan and Eve Muirhead are going for gold once more. SNS The sight of Eve Muirhead’s Scottish rink standing on the podium come the end of a tournament has become a common sight on the ice over the years.Bronze in Socchi four years ago was built upon by a third place finish at the 2017 World Championships and gold at the recent European Championships.As a result, they are billed as one of GB’s top medal hopes in South Korea.Skipper Muirhead, returning for her third games at just 27, leads a determined group. Socchi teammates Anna Sloan and Vicki Adams are also back for another crack at the Games, while Lauren Gray steps up to replace Claire Hamilton. Experienced two-time Olympian Kelly Schafer takes up the reserve position.The quintet have every reason to be confident given their form. They begin on Wednesday against the Russian rink, who will compete under the Olympic flag as “Olympic Athletes from Russia” after a doping scandal ruled out the majority of Russian athletes.Will they sweep away the competition en route to gold?Greg Muirhead (right) has been selected alongside his brother as part of the men’s rink. SNSGB curling is a family affair in South Korea, with Eve Muirhead’s brothers Greg and Thomas part of the men’s team making their Olympic debut.The siblings’ rink were chosen ahead of David Murdoch’s – who won silver in Socchi – after a strong start to the season on tour in Canada saw them go top of the ranking points table.Skippered by Kyle Smith, also from Perth, medal success would be a huge achievement in a highly competitive field. Smith’s brother Cammy is also in the team as lead, alongside Kyle Waddell.The team were prolific at youth level, accumulating World Junior Championship bronze in 2012, gold in 2013 and silver the following year. Can they replicate that form on the greatest stage of them all?Elise Christie and the curlers will be spared the worst of the winter chill as they compete indoors but there is no such luck for cross-country skier Andrew Musgrave.Musgrave, born in Poole but brought up on the Shetland Islands and in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, will brave the cold as he aims to become Britain’s first medallist in cross-country skiing.The 27-year-old finished 29th in the cross-country sprint four years ago but has been emboldened by a fourth place finish in the World Championships 50k freestyle and third over 15k, his favoured distance, in December’s World Cup.As such, he arrives at his third Games in arguably the best form of his career.Musgrave will be joined in competition by Andrew Young and Callum Smith, fellow alumni of Huntly’s Nordic Skiing Club. Faced with revered Norwegian and Swiss opposition, they face an uphill battle on the slopes.Will the underdog upset the odds? To do so, Scottish athletes will have to come to the fore. Elise Christie arrives as the GB games poster girl, while it’s a family affair in curling. Here we run the rule over Scotland’s great medal hopes:Elise Christie suffered disappointment four years ago in Sochi. REX/BPISpeed skater Elise Christie is out to right the wrongs of Socchi when she takes to the ice in South Korea.With the weight of expectation on her shoulders, the Livingston short-track competitor suffered humiliation four years ago when she was disqualified in all three of her races.last_img read more