55 Views one comment Sharing is caring! Share One of the t-shirts printed in tribute to Jeff Joe’s memory by villagers in St. Joseph.Dominica’s Goodwill Ambassador Jeff Joseph will receive a special tribute during the staging of Dominica Cultural Express’s fifth (5th) edition of La Femme Creole Pageant in Antigua on Saturday night.President and Coordinator of the event Neva Casmir says, the show which strives to maintain Dominica’s culture in Antigua, has set aside a special segment where Jeff Joes’ bio will be read, his music played and a moment of silence observed.In related news, six (6) ladies; Abina Dowe, Cherisa Abel, Janelle Jno-Lewis, Sabina Joseph, Sharifa Warrington and Tenisha Sebastian, will vie for the title of the 2011 La Femme Creole.The contestants will appear in five segments to include; swimwear, performing talent, interview and Dominica’s national wear the Wob Dwiyet. The winner will walk away with a number of prizes including $1500.00, a trip to any of LIAT’s destinations, a lap top including free internet.Guest performer for the night will be Dominica’s 2011 Road March King Sour Sour.The show is opened to Dominican Nationals or those of Dominican parentage, and will be held at the Multi Purpose Cultural Centre.By: Myrtle Bruno Share Share Tweet LocalNews Moment of silence to be observed for Jeff Joe at La Femme Creole Pageant in Antigua by: – December 2, 2011
Greensburg, In. — State Representative Randy Frye, R-Greensburg, announced today that he will seek re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives from District 67.Frye was first elected in 2010. A retired professional firefighter, he serves as chairman of the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee and as a member of the Roads & Transportation and Utilities, Energy, and Telecom committees.“After much prayer and consideration, I’ve decided to once again be a candidate for reelection to Indiana’s House District 67,” Frye said.Frye noted that Indiana ranks in the top of almost every economic development category nationally. “With unemployment at or below 4 percent, jobs are available for Hoosiers,” he said.In 2017, $7.4 million in funding was awarded to maintain local roads and bridges as a result of the Community Crossing Grant program, a bill Frye co-authored.In September of 2017 the State of Indiana entered into a contract to purchase land in Lawrenceburg for the Fourth Port of Indiana, a project Frye has supported from the beginning.“Adding the forth port in Lawrenceburg and the additional infrastructure improvements to support it only enhance our ability grow our economy locally – and regionally — and keep our best and brightest here at home,” he said.In the 2017 legislative session local riverboat gaming revenue came under attack. Frye successfully led the effort to defend the vital revenue.For his work as author of many successful pieces of legislation covering a wide range of issues, Frye has been recognized as a Legislator of the Year or with other citations from various organizations. These include the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association for legislation allowing volunteer firefighters to serve as elected officials; the American Legion for legislation creating statewide veterans services officers, along with a dozen other bills passed by the Veterans and Public Safety Committee; the Indiana Fire Chiefs for his legislation leading to the approval of Indiana Task Force One, which responds to disasters in the state; and the Indiana Clean Cities Coalition, for his legislation promoting clean domestic natural gas as a motor vehicle fuel.“It is the greatest honor of my professional life to serve as your State Representative. I look forward to continuing to serve the citizens of Southeastern Indiana,” he said.Frye is the father of two and grandfather of six and resides on a small farm in rural Decatur County.House District 67 includes parts or all of Dearborn, Decatur, Jefferson, Jennings, Ripley, Ohio and Switzerland counties.
Newly elected CAF Executive Committee member and President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi has received a major boost in his bid for re-election as the GFA boss.Asante Kotoko’s Board Chairman Dr K. K Sarpong has announced that he will be leading the campaign team for Nyantakyi’s re-election.The 57-year-old international financial consultant and accountant made the revelation in an exclusive interview ahead of the biggest game on the domestic football calendar between Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko this weekend.“If for nothing at all, we must support him (Nyantakyi) to better what he has achieved so far. The consistency needed for meaningful development of Ghana football is what has been lacking and that is why we must rally behind him to do even better before a new era emerges.”Notwithstanding his successes, Nyantakyi would still have to contend with the likes of Vincent Sowah Odotei, Neil Armstrong Mortagbe and according to reliable sources a surprise contender Mkenzie Golightly of whom very little is known on the wider football terrain.It would be recalled that during the final stages of the fiercely contested CAF elections in Khartoum, Sudan, Nyantakyi had what many believed to be the most dynamic and robust team including Liberty Professionals boss Alhaji Sly Tetteh, veteran football administrator George Amoako and the President of the Gambian Football Association Seedy Kinteh who was the Campaign Manager for Nyantakyi’s Caf bid. On the African stage, Nyantakyi is considered among a new breed of football administrators who are primed to take the continent’s undoubted potential to a new level. The big challenge for the King makers now is how to forge powerful alliances with personalities such as Danny Jordan of South Africa, Jacques Anuoma of Ivory Coast and the President of Cecafa Leodegar Tenga just to name a few.A further boost for the Ghanaian is widely speculated talk that he may be called upon to lead the African campaign team of close friend and Fifa Presidential potential Mohamed Bin Hamam of Qatar.Source: Yaw Ampofo-Ankrah
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey report suggests that business conditions improved last month in nine Midwest and Plains states.The report issued Wednesday says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 55.2 in December from 54.1 in November. The October reading was 54.9.Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says the shortages of skilled workers are still holding back even stronger growth.The survey results are compiled into a collection of indexes ranging from zero to 100. Survey organizers say any score above 50 suggests growth. A score below that suggests decline.The survey covers Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.