Telecommunications company partners with youth

first_img 144 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Telecommunications company partners with youth by: – June 6, 2012 Tweet Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share (L-R): Miss Dominica, Nadira Lando signing as a witness to the MOU while LIME’s General Manager Jeffrey Baptiste and NYC’s President, Fernella Wenham looks on.A local telecommunications company, LIME Dominica, has partnered with the National Youth Council (NYC), the Dominica State College (DSC) and one of the most local popular artistes, Asa “Asa Banton” Edwards.At a press conference on Wednesday, General Manager of LIME Dominica announced that this partnership with the youth is the company’s way of “influencing” and “shaping” the lives of the youth for the future development of the country.Baptiste noted that he was “engulfed with a deep sense of accomplishment” to announce this historic partnership with the youth as his company is “focused on transforming the lives of the youth”.According to him, “LIME has an unmovable commitment to the NYC to help them deliver their mandate to the youth of Dominica”.LIME Dominica has signed a memorandum of understanding with the NYC in which they have agreed to provide the Council with free fixed line telephone services, free broadband internet, a closed user group in which executive members of the council can communicate with each other, a booth at LIME’s Creole In The Park (CITP) annual event to assist them with their fundraising drive as well as provide support to them for the execution of their programs for the rest of 2012.NYC’s President Fenella Wenham commended LIME for this partnership, stating that this will be a “duly beneficial” relationship which can be viewed as LIME’s engagement with the youth.Asa “Asa Banton” Edwards (seated first from right) and beside him is Miss Dominica, Nadira LandoLIME also announced its endorsement of Asa Banton whose popularity has grown rapidly among the youth particularly primary school students who know most if not all of his songs word for word.Baptiste described him as “the most popular, influencing voice communicating with the youth today with respect to entertainment” and LIME saw the need to partner with him so as to have an influence on the message which is delivered to the youth.“Asa is an influencing voice for our young people. So we can do one of two things as responsible adults, as responsible cooperate citizens. We can step back and just allow it to happen, we may have an opinion; nice, not too nice, maybe he should or shouldn’t, we can have a debate in private around what the reality is. Or we can step forward and attempt to influence the way that message is delivered to the youth or the image that is being shown to the young people. We opted to do the later”.From today, June 6th, 2012, Asa Banton will be recognized “as a LIME artiste to safeguard our students,” Baptiste said.Meanwhile, Edwards in his remarks said that he was “proud to be a LIME artiste” announcing his plans to host a school tour as per requests from several principals asking him to visit their school and speak to their students. Edwards’ manager Tilly Thomas told Dominica Vibes News that the school bus tour will include motivational talks with the students.“Asa will visit the schools with a television crew to have a motivational talk for about an hour. He will speak to them on positive topics. We want to focus on the violence that is going on in the schools, sexual abuse, drugs and other encouraging topics. He will also perform some of his songs to interact with the students”.This school bus tour he hopes will get underway at the commencement of the new school term in September, 2012.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Oka E. “Jr.” Tice Jr

first_imgOka Edward “Jr” Tice Jr., 86, of Guilford, Indiana, passed away Sunday February 2, 2020 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born October 7, 1933 in Aurora, IN, son of the late Oka Edward Tice Sr. and Nettie (Bills) Tice.He served his country as a member of the United States Army.Jr. worked as a concrete worker and Supervisor for Tru-Wall Construction for over 50 years.Jr. enjoyed the outdoors. He liked to pass the time fishing. He enjoyed feeding, and watching birds. Jr. also enjoyed working in the yard, and liked to tinker with lawnmowers. Jr. was a whistler, he whistled all the time. Most important to Jr. was his family.Jr. is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Mary (Garrison) Tice , daughters, Karen (Robert) Powell of Guilford, IN, Beverly Cottingham of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Melissa Edwards, Kelly (John) Hill, Shawn Loar, Jeffery (Elizabeth) Cottingham, Matthew (Molly) Cottingham; great-grandchildren, Courtney (Chris) Carson, Kayla Edwards, Cadence Cottingham, Dezi Cottingham, Xavier Cottingham; great-great grandchildren, Kyler Edwards, Holden Anderson and Elyse Carson; 9 fur babies, but especially his beloved dog, Darby.He was preceded in death by his parents and several siblings.Friends will be received Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the funeral home at 2:00 pm with Pastor Charles Hill officiating.Interment will follow in the Wilmington Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to SEI Honor Guard or Honor Flight Tri-State.  If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

AgiproNews Italian View – ADM reinstalls tough commands on AML & player registrations

first_img Di Maio’s man Giacomo Lasorella takes leadership of AGCOM August 17, 2020 Share StumbleUpon CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Submit Related Articles TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share Following public consultations with industry associations and legislative concessionaires, Italian regulator Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM) has confirmed that it will push through new anti-money-laundering (AML) standards for the Italian betting sector.The ADM details that it decision follows, a 26% increase in online gambling AML alerts recorded by the Italian Financial Authority.Furthermore, the Italian betting regulator seeks to enhance the mandate of the EU’s ‘4th AML Directive’ which is currently supervised by the Italian Customs Agency.Top of the AML agenda will be the termination of ‘soft registrations’ with licensed bookmakers, as the ADM returns to its legacy policy of a ‘12 mandatory fields for player registration’.Moving forward, Italian betting consumers will be forced to register a government ID verification, alongside the name of the issuing authority, ID number, location and date of expiry.Complying with new AML standards, licensed Italian betting operators will have to record all player account transactions and financial movements upon request of the ADM and its associated stakeholders.Reacting to the ADM’s new mandate, Italian online gambling trade association LOGiCO accused the regulator of overreach and implementing a ‘normative dogma’ which clashed with the digital commercial positions of the Bank of Italy and the Economic Ministry.Moreno Marasco“Our main concern is about the competitive advantage that illegal operators would secure: any further complication (the former Government’s mantra with regards to Gaming was “reduce demand and supply” was not exactly a pearl of economic wisdom) will inevitably bring advantages to illegal operators or an abandonment of the Concession system by the existing players”, stated LOGiCO Chairman Moreno Marasco said.“This provision, along the intentions to remove advertising, the only tool which allows to distinguish the legal offer and to channel the demand for gaming through it, provides an explosive cocktail to return to “dotcom”, of which only unscrupulous economic operators will benefit, ultimately eliminating the consumer protections implemented so far. While Italy has so far proved to be a pioneer regarding the regulation of online gaming in Europe, some rules are decidedly more rigid and not up to those in comparable countries like France and Spain”.__________________last_img read more

Judge to rule on evidence for trail of man accused of murdering UI student

first_imgMONTEZUMA — A two-day hearing to decide if some evidence could be suppressed in Cristhian Bahena Rivera’s murder trial concluded Thursday afternoon in Poweshiek County.Rivera’s defense team wanted to put in evidence an affidavit by Rivera describing what happened when law enforcement questioned him in August 2018 about the disappearance of Mollie Tibbetts. Attorneys for the State said the affidavit is the same as testimony and they should be able to cross-examine Rivera. Judge Joel Yates agreed.“We do not intend to subject our client to cross examination,” defense attorney Jennifer Frese said and she withdrew the affidavit.Two expert witnesses testified for the defense Thursday. One was a Michigan State University associate professor of psychology who has done research on sleep deprivation. The other, Brian Leslie, is an interrogation expert who studied video of Rivera’s interview with law enforcement.“He appeared tired, sleeping, fast asleep, unable to wake up,” Leslie said, “and I believe there were 60 instances of that during the seven videos.”Judge Joel Yates says he’s taking the matter under advisement and will make a ruling as soon as possible.last_img read more