Share Tweet LocalNews Seven males to vie for first ever Mr. Dominica Competition by: – January 13, 2012 Mr Dominica Competitors. SEE PHOTO GALLERY BELOWSeven young, highly motivated and talented young males will on February 10th, make history when they vie for the first ever title of Mr. Dominica Competition. The show which is organized by YoungStars is the brain child of Marie-Antoinette Mora, who says that she accepted Dr. Alwin Bully’s challenge for more young people to get involved in Dominica’s carnival product.Augustus Bruno, Kester Edwards, Lennard Panthier, Nigel Peters, Ghandi Robin, Shannah Robin, and Bram Sanderson will make appearances in five rounds when the show gets under at the Arawak House of Culture in Roseau.The seven contestants were launched on Thursday evening at the Garraway Hotel where they signed their official contracts and selected their order of appearance for the show. Mentor Marie-Antoinette Mora noted at Thursday’s launching that the Mr. Dominica Competition is organized to with the view to making a difference in the lives of young males at a time when young people, age group 18 – 30, are involved in violent crimes. YongStars Mentor, Marie-Antoinette Mora.[“We’ve also come together not just to enhance Dominica’s carnival offering but to make a difference in the lives of the young men one at a time, to play our part in encouraging, lifting and building them. The show is geared towards young adult males between the ages of 18 and 30 and at a time when violent crime among this grouping is at its highest it is truly heart-warming and amazing to come across a group of highly motivated young male adults who are role models and ambassadors in their communities and we are ever so grateful that it has been endorsed by the D FC and is on the official 2012 carnival calendar.”The competitors will challenge each other in Best in Magnificent Wear, Talent, Beach Wear, Formal Wear and in Interview Segment and Ms. Antoinette noted that these young men “are eager and enthusiastic to showcase their talent, skills, positive attribute and natural masculine charm”.Shannah Robin, a 30 years old high school teacher of Marigot and Purple Dragon Representative Dominica Branch competitor #1, told Thursday’s launching that his hobbies are “motivational speaking, drama, music and massaging”. He further explained that he joined the competition to “represent Dominica and to be a stronger role model for the young men of this country and to move this country forward in a positive way”. Robin told the audience, “if you want to see some action please be there on the night”.Bram Sanderson, competitor # 2, 19 years old of Wesley said he is a fan of sports who represents the island in basketball, volleyball and athletics. He noted that he loves socializing, talking to people, meeting people but joined the competition because he is a very talented young man who has “what it takes to win and to also be a role model to young people”. Sanderson told the audience “I feel that young people can make a difference in the culture of Dominica and so I am taking the step forward to be one of the youngest male to be in this competition”. [nggallery id = 114]Ghandi Robin, 20 years old of Fond Cole who resides in Canefield and competitor #3, said his interests are “martial arts and I am a break dancer” who joined the competition to “promote the art of break dancing and of course to win”. Mr. Robin is also part of the group Ultimatum Crew who will be representing Dominica for the first time at the International Caraip-hop festival in Martinique from the 11th to the 14th of January 2012 which is geared at development of Hip-Hop within the region.Augustus Bruno, 28 years old competitor #4 of Fond Cole told the launching that he entered the competition to “prove to people that we the young men of today can do something positive and the country on a whole can look at us like we are ambassadors”. Kester Edwards, 26 years old of Goodwill, competitor # 5 said his hobbies are “playing basketball, football and occasionally free-styling” and entered the competition to “let everyone know that other men can do the same thing as well and I expect to be known as an ambassador to all men”.Nigel Peters, 26 years old competitor # 6 from the “northern capital of Portsmouth” said he is “passionate about music and the arts” and entered the competition to “make a small contribution to the culture of Dominica and hopes to make everyone involved proud as well as myself and I hope this year we can make everybody proud”.Lennard Panthier, 20 years old competitor # 7 noted that he is from the “trendsetting town of Portsmouth” and asked the audience “when the stage comes alive with the dazzle of our radiance will you make history with us?” His hobbies are “reading, writing, singing, dancing and I have a very soft spot in my heart for the elderly and the less fortunate”. Panthier explained that he sees the competition as “a challenge to show that young men can step up when called out too and to add to the flavor of the Real Mas”. Meantime Ms. Mora made a special appeal to business houses and owners to come on board and support YoungStars and the young men with sponsorship. Although several business houses have come forward to sponsor, Ms. Mora explained that they are all in kind and the organization would like to present the winners with cash prizes as well.Dominica Vibes News 343 Views 2 comments Share Sharing is caring! Share
11 Attacking midfield: Oscar 11 Right wing: Willian Right-back: Branislav Ivanovic It’s been a long wait Chelsea fans, but now, for the first time since March, the Blues will play a truly competitive game again.Although that famous 2-2 draw against Spurs in May was far from a relaxed affair, it’s been five months since Chelsea were knocked out of both the Champions League and FA Cup in the same week, leaving them with nothing left to play for in the 2015/16 season.It’s finally time for the Blues to begin putting the many ghosts of last season to rest and they can start with a win in tonight’s London derby at home to West Ham.Antonio Conte’s Premier League debut should answer many questions about how his side are going to line up during his time at Stamford Bridge. Will it be the 4-2-4 formation with Costa and Batshuayi starting together up front, or will we see a more conventional 4-3-3 side with solidity in defensive midfield and Diego Costa on his own up top?Take a look at how we think Chelsea will line up against West Ham by clicking the right arrow above. Centre-back: Gary Cahill 11 11 11 Left-back: Cesar Azpilicueta 11 11 Defensive midfield: N’Golo Kante Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois – Click the right arrow above to see how Chelsea could look against West Ham… 11 11 Defensive midfield: Nemanja Matic 11 Left wing: Eden Hazard Centre-back: John Terry 11 Striker: Diego Costa
Parties, presentations and booths galore – cut through all the noise with our quick guide for getting the most out of the 2015 NAB Show.So, you’re heading to Las Vegas (with 100,000 other media professionals from around the world) to attend one of the biggest conventions in the world – the National Association of Broadcasters Show. With over 3 million square feet of hardware, software and service exhibitors, NAB Show is a whirlwind four-day event.It’s easy to get lost in the chaos. As a veteran attendee, I’ll share a few tips for making the most of your NAB Show experience.Getting Around VegasUber lovers will be disappointed to know that the service is currently prohibited in Nevada. Instead, taxis are the main mode of transportation between the airport and the LV Strip. Be prepared for a wait at the airport in a taxi line (and any other time you need to take a cab in LV). At the airport, and on the strip, taxis are only allowed to pickup from taxi stands, creating atrociously long waits.The strip itself is walkable to NAB, especially if you are staying on the north end near the LV Convention Center. Otherwise, there is both a shuttle that runs up and down the strip and a monorail that runs along the east side of the strip (behind the hotels). It drops off directly at the Convention Center, making it the transportation of choice for many conference goers. Here are the monorail stops:At the NAB ShowThe Las Vegas Convention Center is one of the biggest in the world and navigating it can be intimidating. Most of the conference action happens in the three main halls, each representing a different segment of the broadcast industry.Plan out your visit! There’s an Interactive Show Planner available online, as well as a mobile app, to keep you organized. Both resources allow you to search for specific exhibitors, schedule events and meetings and provide a layout of the show floor.Try to knock out each hall (or a portion of each hall) each day. Otherwise, a scattered approach will leave you running between halls all week, feeling exhausted and overwhelmed.North HallThe North Hall is filled with products geared toward large scale, professional broadcast environments (cable distribution, satellite broadcast, etc). It’s expensive, highly technical gear – likely not relevant to the majority of the filmmaker and video production readers of this blog. It’s worth a quick dash through the hall, but you likely won’t spend a lot of time here.Central HallGearheads flock to the Central Hall to see booths by the giants of film and video production: Sony, Canon, Nikon, JVC and ARRI. You’ll also find loads of support gear (cranes, tripods, dollies), as well as lighting equipment. The back of the Central Hall is geared toward audiophiles and radio broadcasters.Be sure to stop by Shutterstock in the Central Hall (C1727). They’ll be hosting workshops at their booth throughout the show, as well as giving out cool prizes, like a DJI Phantom and GoPro camera!South HallThe Lower South Hall caters to post-production, video editing, and display systems, with booths from some of the biggest companies in this space: Blackmagic Design, Grass Valley, Autodesk and Adobe. You’ll also find some camera equipment here, but not nearly as much as the Central Hall. Additionally, there’s a Plug-In Pavilion with booths from some of the smaller startups in motion design and After Effects templates.The Upper South Hall (upstairs) is primarily represented by online video and distribution companies. It’s usually much less crowded and is a great spot to hideout and catch your breath.Note: The free wireless Internet connection at the Convention Center is historically terrible. There is an option to pay for an upgraded wireless connection but in the past even this has been spotty and unreliable. Try to use your phone as a mobile hot spot, but good luck! We’ve never had much success with the Internet at NAB!Training & WorkshopsImage from NABShowIf you’re looking to up your video skills while at NAB, there are several prime opportunities.Future Media Concepts will once again be hosting the info-filled Post|Production World, five days of workshops and training by industry pros. You can pick and choose workshops based on topic or go through a certification course on your video editing app of choice (Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, After Effects).Over the last few years I’ve attended quite a few Future Media Concepts workshops and it’s always been worthwhile. They handpick leaders in the post-production industry to lead the workshops. This year’s presenters include well-known video editors, motion designers and colorists: Eran Stern, Ashley Kennedy, Jeff Greenberg, Kanen Flowers, Jem Schofield, Robbie Carman, Scott Simmons, and Patrick Inhofer, among many others.Note: The cost for Post|Production World is additional. Head over to that page on the NAB site for details on pricing.If you’re looking for FREE training and workshops, there are also several good options:Post|Production World has an extension this year in the Upper South Hall called Post|Production Campus. The ‘campus’ will have ongoing free 30-minute sessions on video editing and motion design throughout the duration of the show. Full schedule here.Shutterstock will be hosting a series of free sessions at their booth (C1727) on the show floor. From the list below, it looks like a lot of good topics to up your video and motion graphics game:Similarly, Vimeo is hosting four daytime sessions at the Wynn (near the Convention Center). You’ll have to jump over to the VimeoStudio page to RSVP for any of the Vimeo sessions you’d like to attend. Topics include:The Future Of Wearables In Film: A Conversation With GoPro’s Jim GeduldickStorytelling With Heart: Filmmakers Who Have Mastered The ArtDrones + Filmmaking: Getting The Most Out Of Your Robot In The SkySelling Your Work DigitallyJust as in years past, there will be ongoing presentations and training workshops by the big kahunas of post-production:Adobe is presenting a Creative Masters Series including a talk with Saturday Night Live editor Adam Epstein. More info on the Adobe Blog • Booth SL5110Autodesk is showcasing their newest products, including Shotgun (a cloud-based production management platform). More info in the Autodesk Area • Booth SL3317The Foundry has presentations by industry leaders from Framestore, Imaginary Forces and (wait for it) Industrial Light and Magic. More info at The Foundry • Booth SL6329MAXON is livestreaming their Cinema 4D presenters, including PremiumBeat favorite Nick Campbell of Greyscalegorilla. Presenter lineup and more info here • Booth SL10405NAB 2015 PartiesImage from AJA NAB Party on VimeoThe NAB parties – that’s why you’re really reading this post, right? Every night of the NAB Show is packed with events put on by organizations and exhibitors. Broadcast Beat has put together a comprehensive list of the NAB afterparties, but let’s hit the highlights. Here’s how you should spend your nights in Vegas:Saturday, April 11NAB Show Exhibitor Welcome PartyTAO Nightclub at the Venetian @ 10pmComplimentary admission and access to 1 hour well bar with your NAB Show badge.Sunday, April 12Colorist Mixer/Blackmagic Design (geared toward professional colorists)Rockhouse Bar at The Venetian Hotel @ 7:30pmVisit ColoristMixer.com for more info.#PostChat Meetup (for those who often participate in the #PostChat Twitter group)Front of O’Shea’s Bar @ 8pmFor more info follow #PostChat on Twitter.Content Creators PartyHakkassan at MGM Grand @ 8:30pmComplimentary admission and 2 hour open bar with NAB Show Badge. Bring your badge for 8:30 admission. Open to the public at 10:30.Independent Filmmakers of the Inland Empire Mini Golf MeetupMonster Mini Golf, 4501 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas @ 9pmMore info here. Tickets available here.Monday, April 13Media Motion Ball 2015Monte Carlo Hotel @ 5:30pm – 9:30pmAnnual event and dinner for the motion design and video editing crowd. Tickets are sold out but waitlist is here.NAB Show Opening PartyMarquee at Cosmopolitan @ 10pmComplimentary admission and 1 hour well bar with NAB Show Badge.Tuesday, April 1414th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeetRiviera Hotel & Casino @ 4:30pm – 11pmIf you’re into production and post this is THE event you don’t want to miss at NAB. Network with other media pros from around the globe and hear presentations and product announcements from Ripple Training, Blackmagic Design, Brain Farm, GenArts and Adobe. The event concludes with an epic raffle of over $100,000 of production and post gear. Tickets avaliable here.Official Tuesday After PartyOmnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace @ 10pmComplimentary admission with NAB Show badge.Wednesday, April 15Official Wednesday After PartyLight Nightclub at Mandalay Bay @ 10:30pmComplimentary admission with NAB Show badge.Thursday, April 16End of Show Wind-DownThe Pub, Monte Carlo Hotel @ 6pmAn informal event, drop by whenever. Vendors, attendees and friends unwind, grab a beer and/or dinner.NAB Show Closing PartyTAO Nightclub at the Venetian @ 10pmComplimentary admission and 1 hour well bar with NAB Show badge.Quick tip: Make sure you bring your ID or passport when going to any of these events. You will be carded – it’s Vegas! Each night there’s also a number of smaller parties being held by exhibitors, in the hotels up and down the Vegas strip. These events are typically invite only and require an RSVP in advance. Historically, these events have been far less crowded than the publicized parties, so they provide a good opportunity to network with other pros. Ask around on the show floor – maybe you’ll get the inside scoop on one of these NAB parties!If you’re heading to NAB, we’d love to connect with you in Vegas. Send us a message on Twitter and we’ll meet up!Got your own NAB tips to share? Know of any great events that didn’t make our list?Let us know in the comments below!
View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ The Tornadoes overwhelmed the Lady Realtors in terms of attacks, 42-24, and committed fewer errors 17-21.But the telling discrepancy was in the frontline, which Foton declared a no-fly zone with a 3-1 edge in blocks. Foton also had more aces, 8-1. LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Jaja Santiago of Foton over Pam Lastimosa and Mar-Jana Phillips of SLR. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOFoton displayed all the qualities that made it a back-to-back champion, exposing Sta. Lucia Realty for the struggling team that it really is Saturday night.The result was a lopsided 25-16, 25-10, 25-16 triumph for the Tornadoes, who spun back into title orbit with their fifth victory in six matches.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Torre logs back-to-back wins, grabs share of lead in World Seniors tournament Read Next Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion After losing to Petron recently, the Tornadoes have now caught up with the Blaze Spikers at the top spot with similar 5-1 records.It was a big morale bounce back for the Tornadoes, who fashioned out the win in an hour and seven minutes before a capacity crowd at La Salle Lipa Sentrum in Batangas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTowering star Jaja Santiago scored 14 points, including two aces and a block.Foton led in all departments as it showed determination to pile up enough wins in the eliminations and secure a lofty spot in the knockout rounds.
Ohio State freshman guard Luther Muhammad (1) joins teammates after the game in the second half of the game against Michigan State at the Big Ten tournament on Mar. 14 in Chicago. Ohio State lost 77-70. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorCHICAGO — With 10:02 to go in the game down 56-46, Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann stood courtside with his arms crossed. He looked toward his bench, saw sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson sitting and watching, already with four fouls to his name. He looked out onto the court to see redshirt senior guard Keyshawn Woods and senior guard C.J. Jackson, who combined for seven fouls at the end of regulation. He looked out on the court at Michigan State. Junior guard and Big Ten Player of the Year Cassius Winston had already heated up, erasing his two-point start in the first 18 minutes of the game with six points in the final two minutes of the first half. Even with junior forward Nick Ward back in the rotation, sophomore Xavier Tillman used his size as the one of two guys for Wesson and Ohio State sophomore forward Kyle Young to focus on. Holtmann saw what his team has never truly had in any of the three matchups against the Spartans: depth. Even without the depth of the Spartans, the Buckeyes found a way to remain close in each of their three matchups against what Holtmann considers to be the best conference opponent he has seen in his two seasons as head coach. Holtmann said he feels Ohio State matches up better with Michigan State than other teams in the league, giving his team an advantage and ability to keep the score close, finding halftime leads in each of the first two games against the Spartans. But the storyline has remained the same for the Buckeyes in each of these matchups against the Spartans. “In the first half, we play them tight in the post and we stay at it and then we have spurts in the second half where we drop off,” Wesson said. “With a good team like Michigan State, a top-10 team in the country, you can’t have a drop off. That’s when they take advantage of the mistakes we make.” But leaving the court at the United Center, coming off its third loss in three games against the No. 6 team in the country, Ohio State had confidence. Maybe it was the run. Trailing by 21 points with 4:21 left in the game, Woods hit a jumper, beginning a 17-0 run that may have been too late, but followed a recent trend, one Ohio State saw late in the second half of its final regular season game against Wisconsin. “Our whole motto is not giving up and Duane, Luther, Musa, Dre, all those guys that were out there were still playing hard and not giving up,” Woods said. A 21-point drubbing turned into a seven-point loss, the closest of the season between Ohio State and Michigan State. Instead of leaving the court with heads down, the players and coaching staff walked to the locker room quiet, but confident. The Buckeyes knew what was likely coming next: the NCAA Tournament. The general consensus was that Ohio State earned a spot in the Tournament after its second-round win against Indiana Thursday. But scoring 17 unanswered points against what many consider to be a Final Four contender may have secured it in the minds of the players. “If they do, they do. If they don’t they don’t, but I feel like our body of work speaks for itself,” Wesson said. “We played hard throughout the year. I feel like anywhere we go, we will play hard.” Wesson still stands by the comment he made after the team’s first loss to Michigan State on Jan. 5: when the team is at full strength, Ohio State can compete with anyone in the country. Ohio State has two days before Selection Sunday to try and get to full strength and remedy the late-season fatigue that had a clear effect on the roster. Moving forward, the Buckeyes’ focus should be on consistency, something it never had in its four games against Michigan State. “We needed to make them work 40 minutes instead of 30 minutes, 38 minutes,” freshman guard Luther Muhammad said. “I feel like we always play hard for three-fourths of the game, but we just have to put a whole game together as a group.” But after the Buckeyes’ 17-0 run at the end of the game, heading into the Tournament with a loss and some sort of momentum, Muhammad said Ohio State was heading in the right direction.
Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen): “I hope folks will call in and tell us how they feel about where and how we are spending money for state services. We will see what happens as we move to this finish line here, but things are moving, which is nice, we got our budget out.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Senate Finance Committee will be taking public testimony on the Operating Budget (HB286) and other primary budget bills this morning, starting at 9 a.m. Public Testimony will be taken from around the state at the following times:9:00 – 9:30am Juneau9:30 – 10:00am Barrow, Tok, Delta Junction10:00 – 10:30am Kenai area, Kodiak, Dillingham10:30 – 11:00am Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg1:30 – 2:00pm Bethel, Nome, Kotzebue, Unalaska2:20 – 2:30pm Sitka, Cordova, Valdez2:30 – 3:30pm Fairbanks, Mat-Su3:30 – 4:00pm Glennallen, Seward, Homer4:00 – 5:00pm Statewide Offnets5:00 – 6:00pm AnchorageCall or sign in 15 minutes prior to the end time scheduled for your area.Written comments for the official record can be sent to:[email protected] There are a limited number of phone lines to the Capitol; If you plan to attend and testify at your local Legislative Information Office (LIO).Kenai Legislative Information Office145 Main Street Loop, Ste. 217Kenai, AK 99611(907) [email protected] Legislative Information Office302 Railway Ste. 107Seward, AK 99664(907) [email protected]
Story Links Louisville tacked on two more in the second with Ben Metzinger driving in Drew Campbell on a groundout and Lucas Dunn driving a triple into the gap that scored Zeke Pinkham. Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Live Stats Preview For the series, the Cardinals allowed just one run on nine hits while racking up 43 strikeouts in 27 innings. Zach Britton added an RBI single in the sixth before James Madison (7-4) scored its only run of the weekend on a solo home run in the top of the seventh. Louisville answered back though, getting a run-scoring single from Trey Leonard in its half of the seventh and a Justin Lavey RBI double in the eighth. Game Two Highlights PDF Box Score (Game One) Photo Gallery Saturday’s second game was a pitcher’s duel, as the two sides went scoreless through the first five innings. Louisville (8-3) capped off the weekend sweep with strong outings from starting pitchers Nick Bennett and Bryan Hoeing. One day after Reid Detmers set his career high with 14 strikeouts, Bennett and Hoeing did the same with 10 and nine, respectively. Dan McDonnell Postgame Next Game: Morehead State 3/6/2019 | 3:00 PM Nick Bennett Postgame Bennett went seven innings, giving up just the one run on four hits with a career-best 10 strikeouts. Jack Perkins and Garrett Schmeltz each struck out a pair in scoreless innings of relief work. Game One Highlights Bryan Hoeing Postgame UofL grabbed a run with its baserunning to start the inning as Jake Snider stole third and was able to score on an obstruction call after the throw got down the left field line. Cameron Masterman piled on with a two-run double for his first collegiate hit and Campbell capped the five-run inning with a two-run single. Meanwhile, Bennett (2-0) had things on cruise control on the mound. The junior retired the first 13 batters he faced before a one-out single in the fifth. The baserunner was stranded on second in the inning and the Louisville offense blew the game open in the bottom half. Hoeing (2-1) made the run stand up with seven scoreless innings, the longest outing of his Louisville career. The righthander struck out nine and gave up just three hits. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After a dominant pitching performance on Friday, the eighth-ranked Louisville baseball team followed it up with two more in a Saturday doubleheader sweep of James Madison, winning 11-1 and 1-0 at Jim Patterson Stadium. Bennett had plenty of offense to work with in Saturday’s opener, as the offense went to work in the very first inning. Lucas Dunn and Jake Snider each reached to start the frame and Tyler Fitzgerald cashed in with a RBI groundout to put the Cardinals on the board. Bobby Miller retired all six batters he faced, four via the strikeout, over the final two innings to record his first save of the season. Louisville finally broke through in the sixth with the top three in the lineup serving as the catalyst once again. Dunn worked leadoff walk and Snider singled to put runners on the corners. Fitzgerald capitalized on the RBI opportunity again, driving a fly to left that allowed Dunn to score what would prove to be the game-winning run. PDF Box Score (Game Two) ACC Network Extra Louisville continues its 14-game homestand on Tuesday with a midweek visit from Morehead State. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m., ET, at Jim Patterson Stadium. Print Friendly Version