LocalNews Dominica will take your breath away by: – October 22, 2012 Share Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring! 17 Views no discussions Fort Shirley in Cabrits National Park is the home of history and a beautiful view. Photo: Erin MacLeod.Narrow streets that lead to deep blue waters of a busy port. French and English spoken in equal doses. Bustling groups of tourists. Look behind you and there’s a green mountainside. It could be the Old Port. But it’s fall, and the temperatures are in the 30s, so this is certainly not Montreal.This is Dominica — pronounced “Doh-min-EE-ca” and not to be confused with the Dominican Republic. It’s an eastern Caribbean island that sits about halfway down the chain of islands, between Guadeloupe and Martinique.Its history includes a bit of French, a touch of English, roots in the Kalinago native peoples, African ancestry and a pile of Caribbean charm. I first visited the island as a guest of Discover Dominica, the island’s tourist authority. The island is such an appealing alternative to the all-inclusives that I made a return trip on my own.Dominica is not a big place — 754 square kilometres — but the majesty of its green mountains is evident from the moment you land. The ride from the airport provides the first taste of the gorgeous scenery and views. It takes just over an hour to arrive in the capital, Roseau, but it doesn’t seem that long, especially if you stop in one of the cassava cake bakeries in the Kalinago territory on the way. Bakers use the traditional method of grating the cassava, shaping it in a metal mould and baking it over a fire. The slightly sweet cakes are best eaten hot.The Kalinago territory is located on the northeastern side of the island and consists of 3,700 acres of land collectively owned by Dominica’s first people. Resisting European colonialism for hundreds of years, the Kalinago are one of the original peoples to populate the Caribbean. Today, their culture is a proud part of Dominican society.At the Barana Autê centre, 20 minutes from the airport, local guides explain the history and culture of the Kalinago, providing insight into the rich native history of the Caribbean and South America. And at the nearby Touna Kalinago Heritage Village, visitors are welcomed in to residents’ homes to learn about daily life, from sugarcane juice pressing to coconut oil processing. It is all part of Dominica’s community-based tourism efforts.Dominica’s past can also be found in living colour every February, when carnival fills the streets of towns across the island. Dominicans proudly refer to their carnival as “the real mas” (“mas” meaning masquerade). Many of the costumes reflect Kalinago culture, as well as Dominica’s African roots. If friendly islanders aren’t enough to encourage visitors to jump up and take part, the beats of homegrown calypsos surely will.But even if you miss the carnival in the streets, there is more than enough happening. Take a walk through Roseau’s historic craft market. It once held public meetings and slave auctions, but over the centuries has become a place to celebrate the arts and craft talent of Dominican people. It’s also a place to find spices, essential oils and hot pepper sauce.Fort Young, a former British military installation built in 1770, is a hotel with incredible views of the Roseau oceanfront, and walks around the centrally located hotel will take you to any number of small bars and cafés that serve fresh fish, a creamy coconut salt-fish stew called “sancoche” and Kabuli — the crisp and thirst-quenching local beer named for “Waitukubuli,” the Kalinago name for the country.Walking tours are a good way to see the sights. Whale-watching trips are available from some hotels in Roseau. Many of the whales in the vicinity have been studied and named by Canadian researchers from Dalhousie University. Another boat trip along the Indian River, located near Portsmouth, at the northern tip of the island, takes you to otherworldly places with deep turquoise green water and endless winding roots of mangrove trees. No wonder Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed here. And for those who like to take a peek under the water, Dominica is home to some of the best scuba diving in the region.But if you’d rather stay on land, there’s the 184 kilometres of the Waitukubuli National Trail. It is divided into 14 segments of varying difficulty, and covers a large part of the island. The first segment is a reasonable but challenging four hours with the reward of an incredible view of neighbouring Martinique. The last segment is less difficult, but takes about the same amount of time.After a long day of hiking, Dominicans will tell you the only thing to do is relax in the sulphur hot springs of Screw’s Spa, not far from Morne Trois Pitons National Park. Neighbours thought local Rastafarian Mr. Screw had a screw loose when he started digging big holes in his property, but the resulting spa is a series of intricately designed pools of varying temperatures, each perfectly integrated into the forest surroundings. Beautiful in the day and enchanting at night, a good soak will help any aching muscles.By Erin MacLeodMontreal Gazette
Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Nardin Park Church in Farmington Hills will host weekly food truck events in July, with a portion of proceeds from food sales benefitting local charities.Motor City Sweet Treats will roll into the July 8 Nardin Park Do Good Dinners event. (Facebook)The series opens July 8, 4-7 p.m., with Brava Empanadas, offering authentic Argentinian foods, and Motor City Sweet Treats, serving up ice cream and other confections.Socially distanced space will be available for those who want to bring a blanket or chairs. Attendees should wear a mask and are asked to respect social distancing guidelines to help slow the spread of COVID-19.After dinner, catch the Nardin Park Livestream Summer Concert Series at nardinpark.org/livestream. The July 8 concert features theatre organist Lance Luce, who goes live at 7:30 p.m.Here’s the rest of the food truck and concert series schedule:July 15: Hubbs Grub BBQ & D’Vine Cookies, Matthew Ball, the Boogie Woogie KidJuly 22: Big Moe’s Kitchen & My Son Pops, organist Dr. Naki Sung KripfgansJuly 29: Simply Spanish & Little Donut Factory, pianist Dr. Yalan PiaoLearn more at nardinpark.org. Reported by read more
RFMW and Delta Electronics Manufacturing Corporation have announced a worldwide distribution agreement which authorizes RFMW to stock, promote and sell Delta’s complement of RF connectors and cable assemblies. Their 7/16, BNC and N types, along with their high frequency components have expanded to include PIM sensitive offerings. This extensive product line includes in-series and between series adapters, including precision adapters. This agreement will help Delta Microwave expand into new growth areas of the RF marketplace.
Major League Baseball announced the 2016 postseason schedule, which begins on Oct. 3 with the American League Wild Card game.The way the Cleveland Indians are playing, many Tribe fans believe the team can reach the World Series, which could create an interesting dilemma for sports fans in Northeast Ohio.Game 1 of the World Series is scheduled for Oct. 25, which happens to be the same night of the Cleveland Cavaliers home opener, when the team will receive its championship rings and raise the championship banner.There’s still five weeks left in the MLB regular season and each team has roughly 40 games remaining, but the Indians are in the driver’s seat to reach the playoffs and are certainly a World Series contender.Because the American League won the All-Star Game in July, the A.L. team will have home field advantage in the World Series, meaning if the Indians make it, Game 1 will be in Cleveland, right next door to Quicken Loans Arena.It would be a great problem for sports fans to have in a city that went 52 years without a championship, but could create a conflict of interest for fans of both teams, having to choose which event is more meaningful- not to mention the traffic.We’re still a long way away from the playoffs, so there will be plenty of time to see if that scenario ends up happening.For the Indians to reach the World Series, the Tribe would have to first get through the American League Divisional Series, which begins on Oct. 6.The American League Championship begins on Oct. 14.It’s been quite a twist of fate for Cleveland, who spent five decades in search of its first major professional sports championship, and now may end up having to choose between championship events of two beloved teams.For a full schedule of the 2016 MLB postseason, visit MLB.com*Mike Coutee contributed to this story* Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. Matt Medley Related TopicsCavsIndians read more
Share DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The No. 2 West Florida baseball team lost 8-5 Wednesday afternoon at No. 11 North Georgia in Dahlonega, Ga., marking the Argonauts’ first series loss of the season.The Saints (11-3) scored first in the bottom of the first inning off an RBI single by Troy Snitker. UWF (13-3) answered back in the second inning when senior Eric Kroll’s (Pace, Fla.) two run home run put the Argonauts up 2-1. West Florida scored three more runs in the third inning off RBI doubles by seniors Greg Pron (Daphne, Ala.) and Dustin Lawley (Bessemer, Ala.), and a Kroll sacrifice fly later that inning gave UWF a commanding 5-1 lead.After two quick outs in the fourth inning, a fielder error by Brandon Brewer (Apopka, Fla.) opened up the flood gates for the Saints. North Georgia went on to score four unearned runs to tie things up 5-5. The Saints kept the Argonaut hitters at bay for the remainder of the game, allowing no runs on five hits, on their way to victory 8-5. UWF used seven different pitchers on the mound. Senior Sixto Velasco (Orlando, Fla.) got the start for West Florida and threw well, hurling 3.2 innings allowing five hits, no earned runs, while striking out three. Junior Chad Allen (Orlando, Fla.) (0-1) received the loss for UWF after throwing one inning allowing one run on three hits. Matt Smith (1-0) picked up his first win of the season for North Georgia in 3.2 innings of work allowing five hits and no runs. Jesse Coxwell picked up his first save tossing 2.2 innings allowing two hits and no runs. West Florida committed three errors and allowed five unearned runs leading to the loss.The Argonauts will be back in action on March 5 for the start of Gulf South Conference play, on the road against Valdosta State, with first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.For information on all UWF athletics visit www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Version Eric Kroll went 2-3 with 3 RBIs and a run scored (Photo by UWF Sports Information) No. 2 West Florida Falls Short to No. 11 North Georgia read more
Share MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Despite double digit scoring efforts from four different players, the West Florida women’s basketball team dropped its final regular-season contest 71-63 Saturday at Christian Brothers.Hanna Vette (Tarkio, Mo./Mineral Area CC) led the way with 20 points while Jaymie Druding (Orchard Park, N.Y./Maine) added 11. Toynetta Johnson (Pascagoula, Miss./Pearl River CC) and Jasmine Wigfall (Orlando, Fla./Timber Creek HS) each scored 10 in the loss. Johnson added a game-high four steals and team-high eight rebounds.The first half saw two lead changes and four ties before CBU pulled away to lead by 11 at the half. UWF pulled within three late in the second half, but was never able to come back.UWF will head to the Gulf South Conference Tournament in Birmingham, Ala. starting March 7 at the Pete Hanna Center. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS#Newspaper Box ScoreWest Florida vs Christian Brothers03/02/13 2:05 p.m. at Memphis, TN (Canale Arena)At Memphis, TN (Canale Arena)CHRISTIAN BROTHERS 71, WEST FLORIDA 63WEST FLORIDA (6-20, 3-15 GSC)Vette, Hanna 6-13 6-6 20; Druding, Jaymie 4-6 3-3 11; Wigfall, Jasmine 4-122-5 10; Johnson, Toynetta 4-8 2-2 10; Miller, Raquel 2-6 2-5 6; Erland,Emily 2-5 0-2 4; Hughes, Kelseigh 0-1 2-4 2; Gradel, Sarah 0-3 0-0 0; Byrd,Tayler 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-55 17-27 63.CHRISTIAN BROTHERS (7-19, 4-14 GSC)Ridgell, Breanna 10-23 6-8 26; Green, Jessica 6-13 0-0 16; Clear, Candis4-10 2-2 14; Schaefer, Ashley 3-6 0-0 6; Williams, Amber 1-4 2-2 4; Combs,Sarah 1-5 1-2 3; Judson, Aramis 0-6 2-3 2; Winston, Ashley 0-1 0-0 0;Harris, Ty 0-0 0-0 0; McKay, Adrienne 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-68 13-17 71.West Florida……………… 25 38 – 63Christian Brothers………… 36 35 – 713-point goals–West Florida 2-9 (Vette, Hanna 2-4; Wigfall, Jasmine 0-2;Johnson, Toynetta 0-2; Erland, Emily 0-1), Christian Brothers 8-25 (Green,Jessica 4-10; Clear, Candis 4-9; Combs, Sarah 0-1; Judson, Aramis 0-2;Ridgell, Breanna 0-3). Fouled out–West Florida-Vette, Hanna, ChristianBrothers-None. Rebounds–West Florida 42 (Johnson, Toynetta 8), ChristianBrothers 42 (Ridgell, Breanna 11). Assists–West Florida 10 (Vette, Hanna 3;Wigfall, Jasmine 3), Christian Brothers 13 (Schaefer, Ashley 3). Totalfouls–West Florida 18, Christian Brothers 20. Technical fouls–WestFlorida-None, Christian Brothers-None. A-535 Print Friendly Version Argos fall in final game of regular season Hanna Vette led UWF with 20 points in the Argos loss to Christian Brothers Saturday (Photo by Bill Stockland) read more
LIVE STATS | http://goargos.com/sidearmstats/mbball/summaryLIVE VIDEO | http://goargos.com/watch/?Live=54&type=LivePensacola, Fla.- The University of West Florida returns to action after a week off when they host Lee on Sunday inside the UWF Field House. Tipoff between the Argonauts and Flames is set for 4pm.ABOUT UWF* UWF comes into the contest at 3-5 overall following a sweep of Tuskegee and Spring Hill two weeks ago.* The Argos rank 32nd in the country in scoring defense, allowing teams to score an average of 66.9 points per game. Offensively, UWF averages 64.3 ppg and has three players scoring in double figures, led by sophomore Jon Brown’s 22.2 ppg.* Brown was named the GSC Player of the Week last week after averaging 27 points and 10 rebounds against the Tigers and Badgers. He had 23 vs. Tuskegee and 31 against SHC. He has three double-doubles in five games this year.* Freshman Daniel Sofield leads the team with 22 3-pointeers and is third on the team with 10.3 points per contest. He has made at least 1 triple in every game this season.* Junior Lawrence Williams has made 21-of-23 free throws and leads the GSC and 27th nationally with 91.3 percent conversion rate.* UWF shot 51 percent in the second half of the Spring Hill game and also made four of its seven 3-pointers after the half. WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE* During the month of December, the UWF Athletics Department is accepting new and gently used hats, coats, gloves and winter clothing to aid individuals and families in the Pensacola area. Donation bins will be setup in the UWF Field House and at all nine home basketball games in preparation for delivery to the Waterfront Rescue Mission on Dec. 21st with our corporate partner Coastal Moving and Storage.For the latest information on the Argonauts, please visit goargos.com or follow the team on social media @UWFMensBBall.Print Friendly Version SCOUTING LEE* Lee comes into the Field House with a 6-3 record and a 4-game winning streak following a 2-3 start. Their 1-1 GSC record features a loss to AUM and a win over Shorter.* Ryan Montgomery leads the Flames with 22.8 points per game and a 60 pct. effort on his shots. He is one of three players with at least 10 made 3-pointers. Parker Suedekum is second in the league in steals and third in assists.* The Flames lead the GSC and are 22nd in the country at 50.6 pct. field goal shooting as a team. read more
Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. Matt Medley 1. Will Celtics Go Small?LeBron James had his way with Boston in Game 1, particularly in pick and roll situations when Kelly Olynyk or Al Horford had to switch onto him.Two players who had solid games for the Celtics, despite the blowout loss, were Jae Crowder and Jaylen Brown.Perhaps Brad Stevens will opt to use a lineup with both of those two on the floor more than having Olynyk or Amir Johnson in the game. Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 Related Topics
Clock: “There’s Expedition Alaska, they’re ending their 400-mile, seven-day, non-stop, adventure race in Seward. Their team of 80 elite athletes are doing their own version of the Mount Marathon race so their leaving the start line Clock: “It’ll be her first year running the entire race to the top and back and she’s been interviewed about that and she seems pretty confident. Last year she won the Junior Race ahead of any junior boys and that’s the first time that has happened.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The men’s and women’s race portions of the 2015 Mount Marathon race in Seward will host running celebrities. Jornet completed that record in June of last year with the 6,194 meter ascent and descent time of 11 hours, 48 minutes, on North America’s highest peak. Clock: “World records all over, he’s got the fastest ascent and descent of Mount McKinley. He’s from Spain, he races all over the world and is very much an elite mountain runner.” Seward Chamber Executive Director Cindy Clock said Allison Ostrander of Kenai will transition into the women’s race. Back to Seward, the day after this year’s Mount Marathon race will see an independant race group will use the Mount Marathon course. This year’s race also brings world-renowned trail runner Kilian Jornet who was given a special invitation by Seward to the race. For the full schedule click here. read more
IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Three bombs exploded in Athens on Wednesday, 100 days before the start of the Olympics. (The Associated Press) Japanese Olympic officials are preparing an emergency manual for their athletes going to this summer’s Athens Games. The JOC said it had no plans to tighten security following Wednesday’s bomb blasts in the Greek capital, and that the manual was intended to instruct athletes on how to act in case of an emergency.