Dominica Community Tourism Association appeals to public to be vigilant

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Dominica Community Tourism Association appeals to public to be vigilant by: – March 30, 2012 Tweetcenter_img Share 32 Views   no discussions Josephine Dublin-PrinceThe Dominica Community Tourism Association through its president Josephine Dublin-Prince has appealed to the general public to be vigilant of their surroundings and report any suspicious person or activity to the police.On Wednesday, two masked men with a firearm assaulted and robbed two British tourists in the Layou Park area according to a report by Superintendant of police with responsibility for the southern division, Yvonne Alexander.Alexander reported that the incident was “particularly disturbing” as the masked men assaulted the tourists after stealing their money and this “speaks to the use of violence in a very, very arbitrary way that was uncalled for in the first instance”.She has called on the public to provide any information which they may have to the police, noting the department’s concern of such vicious acts on visitors which can have damaging effects on the tourism industry.Dublin-Prince who condemned the incident on behalf of her Association said they are “very much concerned” about frequent acts of violence against tourists and citizens of Dominica.She confirmed that the Association remains united in condemning such acts and called on residents to be “more vigilant” and join the police in ensuring that the assailants are brought to justice.Dublin-Prince further noted that Dominica’s tourism is “still in its embryonic stages” therefore everyone must “ensure that those acts are not repeated to anyone especially visitors to the island.“It is our duty to assist as much as possible to ensure the total eradication of violence against any tourist or any other person,” Dublin-Prince concluded.Meanwhile the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) has launched an awareness campaign informing citizens who “see it” or “hear it” to “Say it” to the police by calling an anonymous hint line 1- 800-HINT (1800 4468).Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Juventus plan surprise bid to land Guardiola as Sarri’s replacement

first_img Loading… Juventus are reportedly preparing to pull off the most audacious of managerial coups by persuading Pep Guardiola to leave Manchester City and take the reins at the Allianz Stadium. Guardiola has looked out of sorts this season as Manchester City fell behind rivals Liverpool The big-spending Italians are said to be readying a ‘money-no-object’ package to bring Guardiola to Turin and offer the Spaniard his first foray in Serie A. Juve only appointed Maurizio Sarri in the summer but already harbour reservations and see Guardiola as the bigger picture, according to the Sun. Juve president Andrea Agnelli is said to be convinced Guardiola is the missing link to restoring the dominance of his side. As things currently stand Juve sit second in Serie A on goal difference, behind old rivals Inter Milan. Pep Guardiola is being linked with an audacious Juventus move to replace Maurizio SarriAdvertisement Read Also: Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Juventus goal record Inter, led by former Juve boss Antonio Conte, have spent heavily and are determined to get back among European football’s elite. Sarri stands at risk of being the manager responsible for blowing a record ninth Serie A title in a row. Guardiola’s current deal sees him bank in the region of £15million a year at City, though this season his side has been blown away by rivals Liverpool. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The WorldThese Films Were Sued For The Weirdest ReasonsTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearlast_img read more

Detmer rewrites record books again

first_imgWhen Joe Detmer entered the Wisconsin track and field program, the coaches saw him as a nice runner with a fair amount of athletic ability. UW head coach Ed Nuttycombe says he was simply a “very good little high school athlete” who became a solid contributor for the Badgers in running events.Detmer turned into much more than that at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational this past weekend. The fifth-year senior won the heptathlon 1,000-meter race with a time of 2:30.86, which broke a 22-year-old American record. Detmer’s effort also fell just six tenths of a second short of the world record and only .12 seconds off the collegiate mark.Detmer struggled to put his feelings about the milestone into words directly following the historic run. For the time being, he said he was thrilled that his third-place finish in the overall heptathlon event was good enough to automatically qualify him for the NCAA Championship meet.”I’m obviously really happy with it,” said Detmer, finishing with 5,651 points in the heptathlon. “I [automatically qualified], that was pretty much the main goal was to qualify for Nationals. I can’t really have too many complaints when I had a whole bunch of good marks — obviously, there’s things to work on, but I’m really happy with it for the time being.”Detmer was clearly humbled by the ovation he received after his record-breaking time was announced to the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center crowd. Part of this was attributed to his inability to immediately appreciate the magnitude of the record.”I’m sure it won’t sink in for a couple years, how I hold an American record,” Detmer said. “But it’s nice to just be able to run that time for the points I earned.”Detmer, interestingly enough, hadn’t been aware of what the actual record time was going into the meet.”The funny thing is, I’ve heard so many different stories about what the actual record was that I had no idea what it was,” said Detmer, a native of Lodi, Wis. “So it’s kind of funny to actually find out that I broke it and I didn’t know it before, but obviously, it’s pretty cool to have.”Nuttycombe praised Detmer not just for his accomplishment Saturday, but mainly for the work ethic he has shown in the past four years on the road to participating in the heptathlon, something Nuttycombe never thought Detmer capable of doing.”As a sophomore, he was a Big Ten champion in the 600 [meter run], but he kept talking to us and wanting to do the multi, and we wouldn’t let him,” Nuttycombe said. “We said, ‘Joe, you’re too good in the running.’ He finally convinced us to, and of course, we’re glad he did.”He’s an extremely hard worker, and I couldn’t be prouder … you give Joe the near-impossible, and he finds a way to make it happen.”Detmer’s next opportunity to compete in the heptathlon 1000 won’t come until the national meet in Fayetteville, Ark., in March.Is it a goal of Detmer to shave enough time off his 1000 and shatter the world record?”Now that I actually know what the record is, of course, it’s a goal,” Detmer said. “We’ll try to do it at Nationals.”Meet notes: Senior sprinter Demi Omole won the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.62, the fastest recorded time in the country so far this indoor collegiate season. Senior Melissa Talbot was the pentathlon champion Friday, breaking her own Wisconsin record with a NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 4,048 points. Minnesota State senior and Fond du Lac native Jim Dilling bested his own Shell record, with a high jump of seven feet, six inches that beat his 2006 record by more than three inches. Both the UW men’s and women’s track squads are back in action next weekend at the Meyo Invitational in South Bend, Ind.last_img read more