Dominica Social Security Considering Unemployment Benefit in COVID19 Response

first_imgCoronavirusLifestyleLocalNewsPolitics Dominica Social Security Considering Unemployment Benefit in COVID19 Response by: – April 3, 2020 Share 225 Views   4 comments Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Provisions for unemployment are not included in the Dominica Social Security’s regular mandate however Deputy Director, Augustus Etienne says the organisation is considering a minimal level of support for its members to whom Sickness Benefit does not apply.Etienne was referring to those who may have been laid off for inactivity due to the COVID19 lockdowns for example, those employed in the hotel and tourism sector.“These are the ones who are more of concern,” he said. “We recognize that these times are extraordinary times and the situation is different; so as the main pillar of Dominica’s social protection system, as an institution, we have been contemplating what support we can provide.”He says private sector representative bodies have been inquiring about provisions as well.Etienne explained, “The existing provisions are really the Sickness Benefit provisions but in addition to that, we are now looking to see if, how and to what extent we can provide some level of support albeit limited to those persons whose work may have been affected by COVID19.”The arrangement would also have to be approved by Government as a statutory organisation of government.“The finer details will be communicated as soon as they have been approved,” he assured.He specifies that those who are medically certified sick or have paid vacation leave will be paid either by Social Security if they are contributing members, or by their employer.last_img read more

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Bulldogs Middle School Tracksters Successful At Connersville Invite

first_imgConnersville Invitational Middle School Track results from Saturday (5-5)Girls:Batesville                    161Hagerstown                 93Connersville                74Franklin County           69Richmond                    61Madison                      49Driver                          24St. Louis                       14For Batesville.Shot Put-3 Sarah Ripperger (26’11”)Discus-5 Alyssa Nobbe (60’5”)High Jump-1 Carley Pride (4’6”)  4 Ava Hanson (4’2”)Long Jump-1 Madelyn Pohlman (13’8”)  8 Kate Walke (12’2”)100M Hurdles-1 Kate Walke (17.66)100M-1 Madelyn Pohlman (13.45)  5 Lily Meyer (14.30)200M-2 Ava Hanson (28.67)  5 Lily Meyer (29.95)400M-1 Carley Pride (1:03.20)  3 Ava Hanson (1:08.89)800M-1 Katie Olsen (2:35.26)  2 Lily Pinckley (2:38.48)1600M-1 Lily Pinckley (5:36.46)  4 Jada Day (5:57.03)400M Relay-1 BMS Elena Kuisel, Nadine Davis, Angela Diaz, Madelyn Pohlman (54.81)800M Relay-1 BMS Carley Pride, Elena Kuisel, Lily Meyer, Katie Olsen (2:00.64)1600M Relay-1 BMS Madelyn Pohlman, Sarah Ripperger, Ava Hanson, Carley Pride (4:38.96)3200M Relay-1 BMS Lily Pinckley, Sarah Ripperger, Jada Day, Katie Olsen (11:06.42)Boys:Franklin County           98Batesville                    96.5Connersville                87Hagerstown                 80Madison                      65.5Driver                          59Richmond                    43St. Louis                       29For Batesville.Shot Put-8 Chase Hamilton (34’0.5”)Discus-7 Ean Loichinger (90’4”)High Jump-7 Elliott Mertz (4’6”)Long Jump-6 Vonley Hund (15’1”)  8 Zach Gutzwiller (14’3”)110M Hurdles-1 Chase Hamilton (18.46)  6 Trenton Kincade (21.38)100M-8 Evan Williamson (13.36)200M-6 Elliott Mertz (27.32)  8 Evan Williamson (27.43)400M-3 Vonley Hund (58.66)  6 Chase Hamilton (1:00.70)800M-1 Ean Loichinger (2:10.97)  3 Daren Smith (2:22.51)1600M-1 Ean Loichinger (4:49.06)  3 Will Nuhring (5:20.85)400M Relay-6 BMS Evan Williamson, Thomas Hartman, Trenton Kincade , Cole Pride (54.61)800M Relay-2 BMS Elliott Mertz, Cole Pride, Zach Gutzwiller, Evan Williamson (1:53.16)1600M Relay-2 BMS Chase Hamilton, Daren Smith, Will Nuhring, Vonley Hund(4:03.36)3200M Relay-1 BMS Vonley Hund, Will Nuhring, Daren Smith, Ean Loichinger (9:30.51)Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.last_img read more

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Buoyed Djokovic banking on history repeating itself

first_imgRelatedPosts Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title Djokovic zooms to 10th Italian Open final Djokovic fined $10,000 for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ Champion Novak Djokovic will be gunning for his eighth Australian Open title in Melbourne under circumstances strikingly similar to those when he lifted his second after being inspired by success with his country. A 23-year old Djokovic, looking to break the domination of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, clinched the 2011 title Down Under after leading Serbia to their maiden Davis Cup victory in December 2010 on home soil. That triumph in Belgrade, when Serbia were roared on by a fervent home crowd to a 3-2 win over France in the final, catapulted Djokovic’s personal career as he went on to win three grand slam tournaments the following year. Nine years later, the Serbians, again led by an equally galvanised Djokovic, lifted the inaugural ATP Cup in Sydney after beating favourites and reigning Davis Cup champions Spain 2-1 in Sunday’s dramatic final. Once again, Djokovic and his team mates thrived on noisy support from a sea of Serb fans in the stands, namely expats who made Team Serbia feel as if they were reliving the memorable 2010 Davis Cup final in the Belgrade Arena. Djokovic, who has since boosted his tally to 16 major honours while taking a stranglehold on the Australian Open, made it clear he hoped history would repeat itself as he gears up for the Jan 20-Feb 2 tournament in Melbourne. “After that final against France in 2010, our individual careers rocketed and I hope the ATP success we’ve just achieved will have the same effect,” Djokovic said after engineering Serbia’s comeback win over the Spaniards. “We all achieved our biggest individual wins after we lifted the Davis Cup.” Djokovic beat Nadal in straight sets on Sunday to put Serbia on an even keel after Dusan Lajovic had lost to Roberto Bautista-Agut in the opening singles, and then teamed up with Viktor Troicki to win the decisive doubles. Troicki was another survivor from the 2010 feat, when he clinched the showdown for Serbia after winning the tie-breaking singles rubber against Michael Llodra. Djokovic also credited the support from the terraces as a galvanising factor, and will be hoping he gets similar backing when he takes centre stage in Melbourne. “Tennis is an individual sport but when you’re playing a singles rubber for your country with all your team mates roaring you on from the bench, it feels as if you’re not on your own out there,” he said. “They give you the strength and the courage and I will carry all of that in my heart. “Fan support was crucial in winning the ATP Cup. The fan support I got in Brisbane and Sydney while representing Serbia was the strongest I’ve ever seen.” Reuters/NAN.Tags: Australian OpenDavis CupNovak DjokovicRafael NadalRoger Federerlast_img read more

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Attorney for woman accused of throwing away baby wants confession thrown out

first_imgThe attorney for a Boca Raton woman accused of throwing her newborn in a dumpster is requesting that the court throw out her client’s confession because it was not obtained correctly.35-year-old Rafaelle Sousa was arrested in May of 2019 after authorities were contacted by maintenance workers who heard an infant crying in the dumpster.Authorities eventually connected Sousa to the infant after finding a receipt in another trash bag that matched the plastic bag that the infant was found in. Investigators then went to the store where they were able to get a copy of the receipt and Sousa’s info.During her arrest, Sousa who is also the mother of a 3-year-old, told authorities that she felt overwhelmed so she tried to get rid of the infant. Sousa says she went back to the dumpster on two occasions to make sure the infant was dead, however, she was unable to check the bag because each time there were other people nearby.Sousa’s attorney is now saying that due to a language barrier, her client did not understand her rights when they were read to her and therefore her confession is invalid.Sousa has been charged with attempted felony murder and child abuse. Her next court hearing is scheduled for January 13th at 3 p.m.Despite Sousa’s efforts, the infant survived and was returned to her father in July.last_img read more

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Schiano: Two Rugers football players have coronavirus

first_img Associated Press Schiano was hired in December to start a second stint as Rutgers’ coach. Chris Ash was fired early last season and replaced on an interim basis by Nunzio Campanile. The Scarlet Knights were 2-10 last season and have won nine games in the past four years.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 The second positive test came from a sample taken when the players reported. That player was isolated and three players who had contact with him were put in quarantine.The university has a protocol for allowing players who test positive to return, which includes a non-positive test, Schiano said.Schiano said players and coaches underwent a third screening on Monday. Incoming freshman players also were allowed on campus on Monday and they were tested and put in a separate dormitory. They will not be integrated with the rest of the team until they pass a second COVID-19 test.The workouts are voluntary and Schiano said some players have elected to skip them. Schiano: Two Rugers football players have coronaviruscenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTwo Rutgers football players have tested positive for the coronavirus.Coach Greg Schiano discussed the positive tests Monday during a virtual conference call with the media. It was his first availability since the team was allowed to return to campus last week for voluntary workouts.Schiano said players and coaches were tested before the team returned on June 15, either with mail-in tests or after being tested locally. One of the positive tests came from those samples and the player was not allowed to return to campus and is being isolated at home. June 22, 2020last_img read more

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France, Ireland Kickoff Today’s Trio of Round 16 Games

first_imgMeanwhile Mario Gomez is set to lead the line for Germany against Slovakia in their Euro 2016 last 16 knock-out match. The 30-year-old striker scored the only goal as the 2014 World Cup winners beat a stoic Northern Ireland 1-0 in their final Group C match to set up a knockout clash with the side that shocked them 3-1 in a pre-tournament warm-up game.Manager Joachim Low praised Gomez for his contribution last time out and is set to continue with him up top with Mario Gotze in behind on the left.Asked what the goal meant to him, Gomez, who missed out on Brazil 2014, said: “A lot. I am finally in my best form and know I am capable of finishing those chances we get. It’s great when your work results in a goal, but once again I never thought for a second about winning the Golden Boot – I just want to win the Euro. That’s all that matters to me.”Germany progressed into the last 16 after topping their group on goal difference. Slovakia meanwhile secured their place in the knockout stages as a best third-placed side following a 0-0 draw against England in their final Group B game.Germany have won 13 of their last 16 games at major tournaments, drawing two and losing one. Joachim Low’s side has averaged 71.9% possession over their first three games, the highest ratio so far at Euro 2016.In the last game of the day, Belgium face surprise Group F winners Hungary. Belgium manager has said Marc Wilmots he would rather play England or Spain than Hungary.“We would have nothing to lose against those teams. The press acts like the game against Hungary will be a walkover,” Wilmots said. “Did people not see them play against Portugal? There are no more small teams in international football.”Hungary are 100-1 outsiders to win the tournament and captain Balazs Dzsudzsak said the whole team are delighted with how their tournament has gone thus far.“At the moment everything seems like a dream, and we’re always asked after the matches what we feel,” he told Uefa.com. “I think our answers are too simple because we are still affected by what happened in Budapest and in Hungary – 15 million people went out of their minds.”Mousa Dembele and Yannick Carrasco are in contention for Belgium, who will be hoping Everton striker Romelu Lukaku will continue his goal scoring form.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *Germany play Slovakia, Belgium face HungaryHosts France continue their quest to win a third European title with a second round clash against Ireland in Lyon today. France have had a week to prepare for today’s match, and could be fresher than their opponents, having rested several key players in their final group game. The Republic of Ireland, however, arrive in Lyon battle-hardened – with this effectively their second “knock-out” game in the space of five days.France are set to recall key players such as Dimitri Payet, N’Golo Kante and Blaise Matuidi, who were rested in the draw against Switzerland as they look to secure a quarter-final berth. Ireland are somewhat motivated by revenge, as a Thierry Henry handball led to the goal that eliminated Ireland from World Cup qualification 10 years ago, while sending the French through.Martin O’Neill’s men knew nothing but a win would do against Italy last Wednesday and Robbie Brady’s header sent them through. It is the first time they have progressed beyond the group stage at a European Championship finals, and their first knock-out game at a major tournament since the 2002 World Cup.last_img read more

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Amuneke Teams up with Parreira, Van Basten, Bora for Russia 2018…

first_imgOther football greats in the 2018 TSG include former Super Eagles handler Bora Milutinovic who led the three-time African champions to a second round finish at France ’98.Others include; Carlos Alberto Parreira, Alessandro Nesta, Andy Roxburgh and Marco van Basten.The group will be headed by Parreira, a FIFA World Cup-winning coach, who, along with Milutinović, holds the record for coaching the highest number of five different teams at FIFA’s showpiece event.Asked about the upcoming World Cup, Parreira said: “I’m expecting to see football where teams play as teams and defend with as many players as possible, pressing and then breaking forward at speed. Very compact teams, with lots of players behind the ball, closing down space and playing at pace on the attack.”As indicated in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Regulations, the TSG will be responsible for deciding on the following awards:· adidas Golden, Silver and Bronze Boots for the leading goal-scorers (if two or more players score the same number of goals, the number of assists, as determined by the TSG members, will be decisive)· adidas Golden, Silver and Bronze Balls for the best players· adidas Golden Glove Award for the best goalkeeper· Young Player Award for the best player born on or after 1 January 1997· Fair Play Award (the TSG will determine the ranking at the end of the final competition)At the conclusion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the TSG will produce a comprehensive technical report, including detailed statistics, which will be distributed among FIFA’s member associations.The TSG has been analysing FIFA’s competitions since the 1966 FIFA World Cup.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeFormer Super Eagles forward, Emmanuel Amuneke, is one of the six ex-internationals appointed to join FIFA’s Technical Study Group (TSG) to provide technical and tactical insights into the 2018 FIFA World Cup.Amuneke who coached Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets to win the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Chile in 2015, is the third Nigeria to be so appointed into the TSG. Former Eagles coaches, Adegboye Onigbinde and Sunday Oliseh had previously served in the elite group of football technocrats.last_img read more

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Party guest sues fraternity over falling drone

first_imgA woman sued a USC fraternity chapter and an event-planning company Tuesday, claiming she suffered severe head injuries when a drone that was being used to photograph attendees at the fraternity party fell last fall.The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit lists Pi Kappa Phi and Perfect Event Inc. as the defendants, according to the City News Service. Alina Pituch, the woman suing both parties for negligence and premises liability, is seeking unspecified damages. USC is not a defendant in the lawsuit.Pi Kappa Phi President Kyle Wiest said in an email to the Daily Trojan that the fraternity does not comment on pending litigation.The lawsuit alleges that Pituch arrived at Pi Kappa Phi’s “Glow Party” at around 11 p.m. on Oct. 3, 2015. The event was held in the backyard of Pi Kappa Phi’s house. According to the suit, the fraternity hired Perfect Event Inc. to organize the party and employ the operator of the drone that took pictures of those at the event.Pituch alleges that about 15 to 20 minutes after her arrival, a “heavy object fell on [her] head, causing her to stumble forward into a friend, who caught [her] before she fell down.” After the object struck her, Putich’s head began to bleed “vigorously” and she was taken by ambulance to a hospital, according to her court papers.In her complaint, Pituch alleges that the object was later identified as a drone and caused her to suffer injuries to the back of her head, forehead and left eye. Pituch also claims she felt dizzy and became disoriented due to the force of the blow.The lawsuit claims Pituch suffers from permanent scarring on her head and forehead and that her ability to focus on school work has been “compromised” due to the headaches she has been experiencing after the injury.last_img read more

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Three British sides can make it through to the last 32 of the Europa…

first_imgTottenham could secure their place in the next stage of the Europa League with victory at home to Partizan Belgrade.A point for Everton away to Wolfsburg will see them qualify from Group H.While a draw at home to Salzburg will also be good enough to see Celtic progress.last_img

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Early start for Clonmel races if weather holds

first_imgThis will be the final gathering of the year at Powerstown Park with the bumper eight race card also including the Grade Three Kerry Group Stayers Novice Hurdle was added to the fixture due to the cancellation of racing at Cork on Sunday.An inspection is planned for 8 o’clock tomorrow morning – if the action goes ahead the first race is due off at the earlier than normal time of 11.45.Vroum Vroum Mag will be the star attraction in the 12.15 Mares Hurdle.last_img

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