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New call centre opens up in Dominica

first_img 41 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Share Sharecenter_img Parliamentary Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office and Honourable Minister responsible for Information Communication Technology, Kelver DarrouxOver one hundred and fifty (150) Dominicans are expected to gain employment in the coming months, as Wikibuli Communications Inc. commences operations on the island.Parliamentary Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office and Honourable Minister responsible for Information Communication Technology, Kelver Darroux, said that Government has provided concessions to the multilingual call centre, which provides services to North America. “Wikibuli Communications Inc. began operations here earlier this month. They are a Canadian based company and they are providing call centre type of operations for companies in the US, Canada and other parts of the world. The company is privately owned and they intend to employ as many young Dominicans as possible as they begin to increase their clientele. The Government of Dominica has contributed to the company by providing concessions for the company and ensuring that the company can have a smooth transition to begin operations. We have made a commitment to the company to provide whatever is necessary so as we can establish as much employment for the locals as possible.”Wikibuli Communications Inc. Dominica Business Centre is located in Roseau on the second floor of Charles Pharmacy.The company, which has already invested approximately $1.2-million into its operations here, said that it expects to expand within the next few months. Another call centre, Clear Harbour, has been operating on island for years now. Honourable Darroux said that they are currently holding discussions with the institution with regards to its expansion to the community of Grand Bay.“We held a meeting sometime about two (2) months aback in the Grand Bay community with several young persons from that area and the purpose of that meeting was to have discussions with Clear Harbour as to the expansion of Clear Harbour in that area. I know that a number of young persons in the area have been inquiring as to what is happening and in fact the Member of Parliament for Grand Bay she always keeps in touch with me as to what is the possibility of Clear Harbour coming up to Grand Bay. Of course, the Government is committed and we made a commitment that as long as Clear Harbour decides to move to that area we will do everything within our power to ensure that the facility can be established within our power to ensure that the facility can be established and it can provide employment for the persons down there. We remain committed to that as well. We are just waiting on the management of Clear Harbour to make the final decision and then we can proceed in that area of the country.” Several hundred Dominicans are currently employed at the centre, which is located in Canefield.By Karishma MatthewGovernment Information Service Sharing is caring! LocalNews New call centre opens up in Dominica by: – August 18, 2011last_img read more

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Winter storm warning issued as snow arrives

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. – A Winter Storm Warning goes into effect Sunday night at 9 p.m. through Monday at noon.Rain will turn to snow as the night progresses with new snow accumulation estimates between 3 to 5 inches possible.The accumulation could lead to dangerous driving conditions and possible school or business closings.Tune into WRBI and wrbiradio.com for current travel conditions and closings.National Weather Service forecasters issue a Winter Storm Warning when winter weather is imminent or highly likely.last_img read more

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Decatur County REMC hosting virtual meet the candidate event

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Tonight at 6:30 pm, Decatur County REMC is hosting a virtual “Meet the Candidates” event to provide an opportunity to learn more about the candidates running for director and nominating committee in this year’s election. Members can submit questions for candidates by emailing dcremc@dcremc.com.Join the meeting, be engaged and make informed decisions in the election of your representatives. Meeting information is below. Meeting InformationMeeting link: https://remc.webex.com/remc/j.php?MTID=m7b03bab61d2369ae6bac04d70847cebfMeeting number: 471 555 866Password: xQyDmtMM254Join by video systemDial 471555866@remc.webex.comYou can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.Join by phone+1-415-655-0002 US Toll+1-855-797-9485 US Toll freeAccess code: 471 555 866Global call-in numbers | Toll-free calling restrictionslast_img read more

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Man Utd Comes from Two Goals Down to Beat Crystal Palace…

first_imgThe two giants meet at Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime and Mourinho will know that, despite this win, his team must play far better than they did for most of an underwhelming display at Selhurst Park if they are to beat Jurgen Klopp’s men.Palace, who will feel deflated to remain 18th after leading through goals from Andros Townsend and Patrick van Aanholt, must take heart for the dogfight ahead from their committed and organised display with 10 first-team players out.But, when seconds away from a point, Matic smashed home to inflict a second costly late home defeat in the space of eight days.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nemanja Matic scored a stunning stoppage-time winner last night as Manchester United came from 2-0 down to go second in the Premier League table and leave Crystal Palace in the relegation zone.Roy Hodgson’s side held a two-goal lead shortly after half-time, and would have climbed all the way up to 13th place with a win.But, after Chris Smalling’s header started a comeback from an improving United, Romelu Lukaku swept in his 99th Premier League goal to pile the pressure on the tiring hosts.And, with 91 minutes on the clock, Matic smashed in a dipping shot from 25 yards to consign Palace to another week in the drop zone and move United above Liverpool.last_img read more

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FRESH START: Ennis leads big 2nd-half run as Syracuse beats Virginia Tech in 1st ACC road game

first_imgBLACKSBURG, Va. — Amid the chaos that had suddenly erupted inside Cassell Coliseum, Tyler Ennis never panicked. As Virginia Tech cut the lead to four with 14:44 remaining in the second half, the 4,367 that surrounded the court grew louder. For the first time, the momentum had swung in the Hokies’ favor.But they did it again. They left a shooter open on the perimeter and he made them pay. Ennis pulled up and drained a 3 to silence the run and the surprisingly loud, half-filled stadium.“I noticed they were leaving me open a little bit more than usual. I just took my open shots and made a couple,” the guard said. “When they give them to me, I’m going to take them.”The 3 propelled No. 2 Syracuse to a 16-0 run and a 72-52 win against the Hokies (8-6, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) in the Orange’s (15-0, 2-0) first ACC road trip to Blacksburg, Va. Ennis finished with 13 points and seven assists and made his most 3-pointers since November.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textVT had committed to letting SU win from the perimeter, clogging up lanes and turning the game into a shooting contest. The Hokies entered Tuesday as the conference’s best 3-point-shooting team at 42.5 percent, while Syracuse was shooting just 35.5 percent. The Orange had to stretch its defense out. The Hokies packed it in.“We got some open looks from the 3 and Mike (Gbinije) and Tyler knocked them down and just changed the game,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “We didn’t make those shots in our last game. We had those opportunities, just didn’t make them. It makes us a better team offensively when they knock those shots down.”Trevor Cooney had played his worst game of the season just three days earlier against Miami (Fla.), but matched the number of 3-pointers he made against the Hurricanes in a matter of minutes on Tuesday.SU had control, but a barrage of 3s from an injured guard let VT hang around. Adam Smith, who was listed as questionable with a calf injury, drilled three 3-pointers in the first half, including one from several feet behind the arc to cut the lead to six at the half.An 11-5 mini-Virginia Tech run early in the second half ignited the Hokies’ crowd, but Ennis quickly put an end to that. Two minutes after his pull-up 3, he zipped a cross-court pass to C.J. Fair for a transition dunk to push Syracuse’s lead to double digits.“Coming out for the second half (Boeheim) said he was going to come to me,” Fair said. “They couldn’t really guard me.”Fair had just five points in the first half, but rebounded to finish with a game-high 17. As the Orange built its lead, it consistently looked for its star. He scored half of his second-half points during SU’s game-changing run. He got to the rim, but he also came around screens to knock down a pair of his patented baseline jumpers.On the other end of the floor, the defense swarmed. VT went almost eight minutes without scoring and when it finally ended its drought with 6:19 remaining, it trailed by 20 points.“We were very good on the perimeter in the second half,” Boeheim said. “Baye (Moussa Keita) did a better job inside during that period and we finally got our offense going a little bit, as well.“When you’re playing good offense — I think probably it shouldn’t — but it probably helps your defense a little bit, as well.”When the offense was rolling on Tuesday, it often came in the form of jump shots. Gbinije scored eight points off the bench and got going with a 3 from the right wing. Jerami Grant hit a jumper early in the game and even Tyler Roberson sunk a catch-and-shoot basket.But the two buckets that opened and punctuated Syracuse’s run came with two flicks of Ennis’ wrist.The first pull-up was uncharacteristic, but when he set up on the right wing with a 15-point lead, the shot he made earlier in the night was no longer a surprise, but part of his repertoire. He drilled another pull-up 3. The lead ballooned to 18, and Virginia Tech couldn’t spring an upset on the No. 2 team in the nation.“It’s better when we’re making shots because everything opens up,” Ennis said. “If they’re going to give us the shot, the 3, that’s going to open things up.” Comments Published on January 7, 2014 at 10:54 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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USC loses ninth straight game

first_imgWhatever chance the USC men’s basketball team had at notching its first Pac-12 win of the season Thursday against Colorado took a serious hit less than five minutes into the contest.Another one bites the dust · Sophomore guard Maurice Jones scored 13 points Thursday but shot 4-15 from the field. The Trojans have yet to win a conference game and will face Utah Saturday at home. – Daily Trojan file photoOn a drive to the basket, sophomore forward Dewayne Dedmon’s knee collided with an opposing defender, causing the 7-footer to fall to the floor in pain.Dedmon would not return to the court and was later diagnosed with a sprained knee, leaving USC (5-16, 0-8) with just six available scholarship players.With an alarming lack of depth, the Trojans were essentially hopeless against visiting Colorado (14-6, 6-2), which ran off 37 first-half points en route to a 74-50 victory in front of an announced crowd of 3,147 at the Galen Center.“All this injury stuff has caught up to us,” USC coach Kevin O’Neill said. “Without Dewayne in there, we’re just outmanned. We’re playing two walk-ons in our rotation. Every player on our team is playing more minutes than they can handle right now.”The Trojans, whose last win came on Dec. 19 against Texas Christian, were in a hole early, as the Buffaloes opened the game on a 7-0 run. Their first point didn’t come until Dedmon knocked down a free throw about three minutes into the opening half.USC shot just 33 percent from the field over the first 20 minutes of action, while Colorado put up a solid 12-of-24 shooting performance, including 4-for-8 from 3-point range, en route to an 11-point lead at the break.That lead would only balloon in the second half.“Colorado is a good basketball team,” O’Neill said. “They have vets. They have depth and they deserve to win.”Five players would finish with double-figure point totals for the Buffaloes.With Dedmon on the bench wearing a brace on his knee for the remainder of the game, the Trojans never got going on offense, as they registered 24 points over the course of the final 20 minutes. Collectively, they shot 32 percent from the field for the entire game.“Sometimes it goes your way, sometimes it doesn’t,” O’Neill said. “We don’t have a junior, senior class to anchor the team and we don’t have the kind of depth to sustain the kind of injuries we’ve had.”Most of the scoring that did occur derived largely from sophomore guard Maurice Jones and freshman Byron Wesley, who finished with 13 and 12 points, respectively. It marked the second consecutive game Wesley finished in double figures.“Byron’s going to be a really, really good player,” O’Neill said. “I don’t have any question about it. He’s playing the four spot and playing 40 minutes. He’s playing hard.”Unfortunately for Jones and Wesley, they don’t have much help left, as Dedmon became the latest player to be sidelined with an injury.“We just have to figure out how everybody can step up and do different things to help fill the void,” Dedmon said.Though the status of the sophomore forward, who is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Friday, is unknown, four players have already been sidelined with season-ending injuries in senior guard Jio Fontan, redshirt junior forward Aaron Fuller, sophomore forward Curtis Washington and redshirt sophomore forward Evan Smith.“We’re pinned,” O’Neill said. “There are no moves right now. There’s no quick fix. We’re adding a ton of players next year and have a ton of guys returning.”But there are still 10 games left in conference play this season, and on Saturday, the Trojans host Utah in what might prove to be their best chance to grab a win in conference play.The Utes (5-15, 2-6), who earlier in the season registered an eight-game losing streak of their own, have yet to win a game on the road this season and recently dismissed their leading scorer, senior guard Josh Watkins. Watkins had been averaging 15.6 points and 4.8 assists on the season.Tip-off at the Galen Center is set for 8 p.m. and will be televised on Fox Sports Prime Ticket.last_img read more

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Our target now is to win the Confederation Cup: Solomon Asante

first_imgTP Mazembe midfielder Solomon Asante says his side will make amends by wining CAF Confederation Cup following their failure to progress to the group stage of the CAF Champions League.Mazembe who were eliminated from the Champions League by South African side Orlando Pirates have been drawn with Liga Maculmana of Mozambique in the final qualifying round.The four-time African champions will now have to make the most of this competition to appease their fans according to Solomon Asante.“The fans are disappointed but that is football, we have to put that behind us and concentrate on the CAF Confederation Cup,” Asante told Joy sports“We have to be well prepared because our target now is to win the confederations cup to bring back the smiles to the Mazembe fans and the people of Congo.“We will just put our disappointment of not making it in the Champions league behind and concentrate on the confederations cup.”last_img read more

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Young B&H Basketball Team Better than Greece

first_imgThe cadet basketball team of B&H marked second victory at the European Championship up to 16 years in Latvia.After the victory over Croatia in the first round, the players led by the selector Emir Halimić won Greece today in the second round of the B group of the European Championship in Ogre with the result 56:51 (20:13, 5.18, 18:8, 13:12).The best players in the team were Dženan Musa with 21, Njegoš Sikiraš with 12 and Sandro Antunović with 10 points.The young B&H basketball players ensured with this victory one of the first three positions in the group leading to next phase of the competition and realised their primary goal at the beginning of the EC – to stay in the A-division.In the last round, they will play against Latvia this Friday for the first position in the group.(Source: Fena / photo: 24sata.info)last_img read more

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Mike Tomlin should be the 2019 NFL Coach of the Year! (Dec. 11)

first_img:10—Might as well start things off talking about the NFL Coach of the Year. Yep, that should be one, Mike Tomlin. And let’s be honest here; many of you wanted to write him off along with this year’s Steeler team, and understandably so. But that horse is back in the barn! Coach Tomlin has rallied the troops and has this band of injured, concussed and defected players to the potential Promised Land. If not, Super Bowl promise at least playoff promise. And, how will they get there you might ask? Read on.:09—Quack…Quack, Quack…Quack! That’s right, boys and girls, and the Good Book said…“He will rise from the sidelines where he was nearly cast aside forever more…and a duck shall lead his people through the parted sea and the desert sands…” OK, OK, you get it. Sorry about that, but I had the ghost of Charlton Heston over my shoulder. Point being since last we spoke, there’s a new sheriff in town and his name is Devlin “Duck” Hodges. And he’s an old school, care-free Clint Eastwood gunslinger for sure. After beating the Cardinals this past Sunday, the Steelers are now 8-5 and rollin’!:08—Just a sidebar here and trust me, I am not trying to start any trouble here. You all know I am a James Conner and JuJu fan. But tell the truth. Has anybody missed them? There’s an old football saying—“You can’t play football in the whirlpool.” I am just sayin’!:07—Speaking of people not being missed. Has anybody seen Sidney Crosby? And does anybody really care? Look, don’t hate me for saying what you’re thinking. But your Pittsburgh Penguins are doing just fine without him. (Alright that’s a little bit of a stretch. But remember, I know nothing about hockey!) But can you say Malkin or Guentzel?:06—BTW, the Steelers returned a kickoff for a touchdown in the game against the Cardinals. The first time since Antonio Brown did it in 2015. This one returned 85 yards by Diontae Johnson. Please go back a few weeks to your Pittsburgh Courier when I respectfully asked why is Switzer returning kickoffs? Thank you…Thank you very much…Neal has left the building!!!:05—I don’t mind telling you that I buy one and take one when I double up at the movies. For two reasons. #1. We’re overcharged to begin with. #2. “They” won’t find me, they don’t know what theatre I am at. Ha Ha! But here’s your double down review. “Knives,” out with Jamie Lee Curtis, is funny and good. It gets three basketballs. And if you need to be reminded how you’re exploited every day, please, please, please see “Dark Waters.” It’ll make you want to stop drinking water right away. And it’s a true story. It gets four basketballs cause its real, mmmaaannn.:04—Pitt women’s volleyball team suffered a stunning second-round loss in the NCAA Tournament to Cincinnati ending their outstanding season. Hail to Pitt for a great run.:03—Oh yea, the Pittsburgh Pirates have a new head coach. Derek Shelton becomes the 41st manager in franchise history and promises changes. I’ll get back to you in April.:02—Speaking of stuff you need to know. The best show on TV is Chicago PD on NBC every Wednesday at 10 p.m. Trust me, you will thank me.:01—This just in…Carol, I am waiting for results of your survey. The people don’t know…but you know who you are!?!?:00—Do you want to be part of the solution and not part of the problem? Then you must vote. We all know that Trump Must Go!!GAME OVER.by Bill Neal, For New Pittsburgh Courierlast_img read more

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Last Chance for Boss of the Year Nominations; Recognize Exceptional…

first_imgSponsored by the Thurston County Chamber and Express Employment Services, criteria focuses on exceptional leadership in the workplace through innovation, communication, vision, execution, ethics, service and/or knowledge. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Thurston County ChamberNominations are being sought for the second annual Boss of the Year designation. Awardees will be honored at a special December 14 event at St. Martin’s Worthington Center.center_img For a nomination form visit the Thurston County Chamber’s website (hot link to thurstonchamber.com). Nominations due no later than October 31.last_img read more