first_img Tweet LocalNews Waitukubuli National Trail to hold stakeholders consultation today by: – April 7, 2011 Photo credit: Waitukubuli National Trail ProjectThe Waitukubuli National Trail through the Project Management Unit spearheaded by Mr. Eddison Henry will be undertaking a stakeholders conference from 9:00am at the Portmouth Credit Union Hall.Although the trail is operational and can be used there are several arreas which need to be addressed hence the conveying of the stakeholders consultation including the tourism, government, private and public sectors.Micheal Eugene, Project Officer of the Waitukubuli National Trail Project explains some of the issues which will form part of the consultation;“Essentially we see serious issues as we’ve  been developing the hardware……the issue of cost, maintenance and sustainability on the trial. How is the trail going to be maintained, who is going to meet these costs, how are the operational costs going to be covered? We see the issue of optimization and segmenting the trail, we have fourteen segments, can they all be developed for different purposes to serve different specific needs or do we just open it up for the adventure type? ”There are also issues of hygiene, communication, standards as well as food safety and the Project Managment Unit is hopeful that at the end of the consultation they would have several idea and solutions to these pertinent matters.Dominica Vibes News encourages all in the North of the island to attend this consultation and lend thier support to this great project which has the potential to bring tremendous revenue to our island.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share 16 Views   no discussionslast_img read more


first_imgJoe Schmidt offered a nod of sympathy to predecessor Declan Kidney after being appointed Ireland head coach until 2016. Kidney was told last month that his contract would not be renewed in response to a poor RBS 6 Nations that saw the team finish fifth, their worst championship performance since 1999. However, his final six months in charge were undermined by an appalling injury list that bordered on the farcical at times. Schmidt, who will oversee the remainder of double-chasing Leinster’s season, acknowledges the challenging landscape in which Kidney was forced to operate, and he said: “I certainly sympathise with the recent Irish performances and the results that didn’t go their way can be mitigated by the number of key players who were missing.” Press Associationcenter_img He added: “It’s been the same at Leinster this season. If you have injuries you’re compromised and have to fight your way through those periods. “Look at the way Munster have recharged themselves recently following the return of key players. I hope that with Ireland we’ll have less injuries and give the performances that will meet the expectations of our supporters.” Schmidt guided Leinster to consecutive Heineken Cup crowns in 2011 and 12 and it was that success that identified him as the outstanding candidate for the Ireland job. The 52-year-old New Zealander will officially begin work on July 1 with Les Kiss – the attack coach under Kidney – overseeing the summer tour to the USA and Canada. “When I came to Leinster in 2010 I didn’t really want to be a head coach, but I’ve really enjoyed the experience since,” he said. “I’m really motivated by challenge and this is a super but intimidating one. “If you’re going to find out what you can bring to a group, what better way than to take on one of the big jobs in world rugby. “I’ve had a good look at a lot of Ireland’s players and when we get our collective together, we’ll try to improve performance and make us as competitive as possible.” last_img read more


first_imgPhoto: Billy Reimer and Wendy Pollock started the “Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Foundation” to help support local cancer patients – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caTwo survivors are giving local cancer patients the opportunity they never had.Wendy Pollock is a breast cancer survivor, and Billy Reimer battled leukemia. Pollock says was put on medication that cost $5,000, to help boost her white blood cell count. She quit her job, which left her husband’s paycheck the only source of income for her family.- Advertisement -She says she worried about money, which caused unnecessary stress during her recovery.[asset|aid=2230|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=75d142a267a52b52f63100bb399409c0-Wendy Pollock 1_1_Pub.mp3]Billy Reimer had just started a new job when he was diagnosed, so he didn’t qualify for extended medical coverage.He says he sold his home, among other things, to afford his treatments.Advertisement Reimer notes that it’s not just medical bills that cancer patients face. He says it’s the monthly costs like rent or mortgage payments.With Christmas approaching, the foundation has begun selling tickets in advance, for its first-ever dinner, auction, and dance gala.There are 350 tickets available, and are $50.00 each. The event is at the Pomeroy Hotel on January 16th, 2010. Reimer and Pollock hope to raise $20,000.Tickets are available at the Pomeroy Hotel and the Moose FM radio station. To volunteer your time, donate an auction item, or to apply for financial assistance call Billy Reimer at 250-262-8883. [asset|aid=2231|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=75d142a267a52b52f63100bb399409c0-Billy Reimer 1_1_Pub.mp3]Both Reimer and Pollock searched for financial assistance, but to no avail.The pair decided at that point that a foundation needs to be in place to help those who are vulnerable. Two months ago, the local branch of the Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Foundation began.[asset|aid=2232|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=75d142a267a52b52f63100bb399409c0-Billy Reimer 2_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisementlast_img read more