AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorePrison authorities in southern India are planning to introduce thousands of inmates to poetry, literature and music in a novel rehabilitation program that also sheds some light into their lives… AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Visitation for family and friends will be Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m.A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 6, 2016 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Nederland with Reverend John Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Por She was an amazing mom to her children and all their friends. She loved to cook and bake, and was famous for her delicious brownies that everyone requested. Among other things she enjoyed sewing, dancing, and was very patriotic. She held many offices on the local and district levels of the V.F. W. Auxiliaries.Thelma was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vernie Constantine; son, Randy Constantine; and daughter, Ellen Pitts.Survivors include her four daughters, Jeanette Morgan and her husband Dennis of Groves, Delores Constantine of Port Neches, Elizabeth Reeves of Port Arthur, and Wanda Defrancis and her husband Gary of Port Acres; son, Gene Constantine and his wife Judith of Lafayette, LA; twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Thelma Marie Constantine, 83, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Monday, October 3, 2016 at Magnolia Manor in Groves, Texas.Thelma was born December 6, 1932 in Rayne, Louisiana to Lozen Baronet and Ella Hanks Baronet. She was a longtime area resident, member of St. Charles Catholic Church, and retired cook. She was a member of V.F.W. Auxiliary #797 and Military Order of the Cooties Auxiliary.Thelma loved life and lived it to the fullest. Her greatest joy was her family, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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Chene Nzuza. Dance for All South Africa will stage its production Genesis on Friday July 5 and Saturday July 6 at the Artscape Theatre, at 8pm. There will be guest performances by the Taare Indian Dance Company. Tickets cost R120. There is a 2pm matinee on Saturday and tickets cost R80 or R60 for school block bookings. Book at Computicket or Artscape Dial-a-Seat on 021 421 7695.
In our Fruits of cooperation series, we look at how Chinese experts sent to Africa have helped boost agricultural production in farms across the continent.
Gambian president fires central bank chief Colley BANJUL, THE GAMBIA – JANUARY 21: Ex-President Yahyah Jammeh waves to a crowd of supporters before leaving the country on January 21, 2017 at Banjul International Airport in Banjul, The Gambia. Jammeh was defeated by the current president, Adama Barrow, ending his 22 year rule. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images) BANJUL, THE GAMBIA – JANUARY 21: Ex-President Yahyah Jammeh waves to a crowd of supporters before leaving the country on January 21, 2017 at Banjul International Airport in Banjul, The Gambia. Jammeh was defeated by the current president, Adama Barrow, ending his 22 year rule. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)The US State Department says former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and members of his immediate family are now ineligible for entry into the United States.The decision comes almost two years after Jammeh was forced into exile in Equatorial Guinea after he refused to concede defeat in a presidential election. Jammeh ruled the tiny West African country for two decades.The State Department says he’s now being banned from entry under a category that applies to foreign government officials who are believed to have committed “significant corruption or a gross violation of human rights.”In addition to Jammeh, his wife Zineb, and their daughter Mariam and son Muhammad are also being blocked.Related Ex-Chadian president forcefully arraigned in Senegalese court Gambian President to meet American President in Saudi Arabia
15 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share LocalNews DMCA & MWAD should work together by: Dominica Vibes News – May 30, 2018 Share Garvin Richards. Photo credit: Marpin 2K4 LimitedPresident of the newly formed Dominica Media and Communications Association (DMCA) Garvin Richards has said the association and the Media Workers Association of Dominica (MWAD) should work together. After media workers got together to form a new association to represent their interests after years of inactivity from MWAD, there was a public display of ‘bad blood’ between the two entities. However there has been no public back and forth. The two associations were granted observer status for the annual general meeting of the Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) in February 2018 where newly elected President Anika Kentish told them to get past their differences. Richards spoke to a cordial discussion having taken place soon after ACM’s AGM. “I must say that following the meeting we had in Barbados, the MWAD was invited to a meeting. That meeting took place to a certain extent; we met with Mr. Carlisle Jno. Baptiste…In terms of the relationship, I believe the meeting at that point was very cordial,” he said during an interview on Saturday May 26, 2018 following the adoption of the DMCA’s constitution. Both parties, he explained, expressed concerns and agreed to meet again soon however that did not materialize. Nonetheless Richards said, “I don’t think that there will be any concerns now between the two entities and I think we just have to both work together.”
The Triumph Tiger XCx 800 got us hooked with just one ride. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing – Helen KellerAnd an adventure is exactly what your life would be with a dual-purpose bike. Whether you are commuting around a city, riding back to your ‘kampung’ on weekends, or you are an occasional adventurer that rides to far away places, a dual-purpose bike is a brilliant partner for any adventure, urban or rural.It is not uncommon to see these bikes around the city, or hustling down highways. You can recognise them by their upright sitting rider, panniers and top box fitted and brimmed for weeks long ride. Almost all the major motorcycling brands offer a dual-purpose bike.The BMW GS seems to be the bike of choice for this school of riders. It is difficult to argue against that though because the GS is an impressive machine with features to match any needs.Of course there are others from KTM, Triumph, Ducati, and the really hardcore world conquerers seem to prefer the lightness and extreme durability of Japanese bikes, which skimp on comfort but pack heavy on robustness and ease of maintenance.There are also those who swear by certain motorcycles, like the Triumph Tiger. International media have been praising the bike for eons now. WhatsApp group chats with some of my riding mates are also constantly in praise of the Tiger. I just never got around to riding one, until recently.I do have to admit that the BMW GSA is one of my all time favourite dual-purpose motorcycles, and the KTM 1050 Adventure was a pleasant surprise too. But nothing prepared me for what was to come as the Triumph Tiger 800 XCx completely blew me away. All those praises heaped on it, all of them, they are all true.The reviews for the Tiger 800 XCx are always in praise of the 800cc, in-line, 3-cylinder engine and how the 6-speed gearbox seems to work in complete synchronisation with no loss of power in between shifts.Just a wall of torque and power available from 7,850rpm all the way past 9,000rpm. And everything that has been said about the engine and gearbox is true as well, it really is a perfect unison and is one of the sweet spots about the Tiger 800 XCx.The other thing that makes this Tiger 800 XCx such an excellent dual-purpose machine is it’s weight – 196kg dry, a little over 200kg fully fuelled and ready to go. The engine, gearbox and weight is what makes this such a brilliant riding machine. And that’s before mentioning the handling of the bike.Up front is a 21-inch wheel and the rear is 17-inches. This rather odd combination actually works beautifully for the Tiger 800 XCx as the front picks up on the tiniest of adjustments, settles down to grip with zero effort and the rear complements it by offering all the drive with maximum grip.The front 43mm upside down forks are adjustable for both rebound and compression, while the rear is also adjustable for pre-load and rebound damping, and offers a remote oil reservoir.At the recent launch of the Triumph showroom in Johor Bharu, which we attended and you can read about here, a Triumph sales person mentioned that some people actually doubt the handling capabilities of the Tiger 800 XCx simply because the front wheel is too “thin”.But on the contrary, the 90/90 profile and the 21-inch size makes this bike one of the best handling dual-purpose motorcycles you can buy today. No really, it handles beautifully, better than I expected to be honest.Looks wise, the Tiger 800 XCx toes the dated design line – there is no daytime running lights here and doesn’t do much to take the fight to the BMWs and others. But for what it is, the Tiger 800 XCx is difficult to beat, especially when priced from RM71,900 (with GST). And there is cruise control too, which you will appreciate when the road rides straight for over 100km, I certainly did and I dare to say that for its price, nothing beats the XCx800.So, seriously then, picking just one dual-purpose motorcycle is a tough job. Relying on forums will make it even more worse, but if you could have just one dual-purpose bike, you will not go wrong with the Triumph Tiger 800 XCx.And Triumph Motorcycles has been enjoying significant growth in Malaysia with outlets in Penang, KL, Johor, and soon in the east-coast and Sabah, Sarawak as well. So you can be sure that after-sales service will be excellent.Triumph Tiger 800 XCx specifications WHEEL & TYRESFront:21-inch aluminium36-spoke90/90 R21 TRANSMISSION6-speed manual withwet multi-plate clutch andchain drive TORQUE79Nm @ 7,850rpm PRICERM71,900 (basic with GST) –Ads– Triumph Tiger 800 XCx FUELTANK19 litres POWER94hp @ 9,250rpm Rear:255mm disc withNissin single-piston sliding caliperSwitchable ABS CHASSISTubular steel frame withcast aluminium double-sided swingarm Rear:Adjustable WP monoshock215mm travel FROMTriumph Motorcycles Malaysia(Fast Bikes Sdn Bhd)http://www.triumphmotorcycles.my/ Rear:17-inch aluminium32-spoke150/70 R17 BRAKESFront:2x 308mm floating discs withNissin twin-piston sliding calipersSwitchable ABS SUSPENSIONFront:Adjustable WP 43mm upside-down forks220mm travel ENGINE800cc liquid-cooled DOHCin-line three-cylinder SEAT HEIGHT840 – 860 mm(Low seat version available:790 – 810 mm) WEIGHT196kg dry
UWF is one of three NSISC teams to reach the top 25 in the rankings, joining No. 5 Delta State and No. 8 Lindenwood. In addition to her strong performance in the 400 IM, Pitt put together a good race in the 200 Free, where she recorded a 1:57.38 and edged out Loyola’s Paige Carter, who qualified for NAIA nationals in the first meet of her career. Nicole Machado took both events in the backstroke, with a 59.99 in the 100 and a 2:07.26 in the 200, which paced the field by six seconds. COMPLETE POLLCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The University of West Florida women’s swimming and diving team came in at No. 14 in the first CSCAA poll of the year. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Version West Florida is coming off a big double-dual win over Keiser and Loyola New Orleans on October 14 at the UWF Aquatic Center. The team saw senior Theresa Michalak and junior Madeline Pitt record the two fastest DII times in the country in the 400 IM. Michalak’s 4:28.38 topped the list, and Pitt’s 4:30.50 was not far behind. Michalak added to her efforts in the meet with a 50 Free time of 23.68, which ranks second in the UWF all-time record book. The diving team will visit Clemson, South Carolina, on Saturday, October 29, and both teams will take a trip to Ft. Myers, Florida, for a quad meet against Florida Southern, Florida State and Florida Gulf Coast on November 4-5.
Businesses wishing to participate are encouraged to schedule an appointment by calling 252-2773. Not all items will be free that day, old televisions can be recycled for 18 cents per pound and computer monitors will cost $15 each. Berenek: “Re-Group is working in partnership with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Department again this year to do an electronics recycling event on November 15th. We’re pretty excited about it. Last year, we were pretty successful as far as the amount of electronics that were brought in from households, we had over 20,000lbs of electronics that were kept out of our local landfill and that was due in large part to a financial sponsorship through XTO Energy.” Berenek said the benefits aren’t just in saving space… FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Re-Group of the Kenai Peninsula is hosting a free electronics recycling event on November 15th. Lisa Berenek with the recycling group encouraged locals to hold onto old appliances, cell phones and etc until the Saturday event at the Central Peninsula Transfer Center… Berenek: “Those items can sometimes have contaminants in them that we want to make sure are handled properly for the safety of our coworkers, our families, but also our environment.”