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Chairman applauds work done by MP and government

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share Sharecenter_img 225 Views   2 comments LocalNews Chairman applauds work done by MP and government by: Dominica Vibes News – April 12, 2017 Heston Charles; Soufriere/Scotts Head Village council chairmanChairman of the Soufriere, Scotts Head and Gallion Village Council, Heston Charles, has applauded the work done in these communities by the Parliamentary Representative (MP) and government. Speaking to Dominica Vibes on April 12, 2017 Charles said he feels privileged to serve as chairman during a time when major developments are ongoing. “[Through housing assistance], people are now getting the privilege to live in better homes. [Under] the National Employment Programme, more people are employed, so everything in itself I see as a major, major lifeline for the people of Soufriere, Scotts Head.”Charles thanked the Member of Parliament (MP) Denise Charles who he said is “very focused” and “has a well strategized plan”. This plan, he explained, will assist young persons to obtain employment with skills training. Hence they would “come back and produce in their community and that is so crucial that in every household at least there are at least two bread winners”.“It can be a very sad thing when there is a home with mother, children and sometimes even father and nobody is employed,” Charles continued.Charles said he is grateful for this plan to engage the young people in learning a skill and trade so that they can be employable.“So hats off to Denise Charles, hats off to the government of Dominica for the investment made in the Soufriere, Scotts Head, Gallion community. I believe things are going to happen…this year is our year and years to come, there’ll be lots to celebrate, there’ll be lots to look back on.”Charles added that sport is also an area which will be given attention. “I spoke to the minister of sports and she told me there are plans for the Soufriere playing field and that was backed up by the parl. rep, there’s certainly a roll out that we’re going to see in terms of the playing facility in Soufriere.”He encouraged the villagers to not be discouraged, disheartened, disappointed or wonder if things will happen for Soufriere, Scotts Head, Gallion because “there is enough evidence that things are happening for this community”.last_img read more

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Life stressful for those 13-24, study shows

first_imgNEW YORK – Stressed out by your high-pressure job? Don’t assume your kid is any less stressed out by school. Especially if your kid’s a she. Young people experience stress at a high rate, and females more than males, an extensive Associated Press/MTV survey shows. A similar divide exists in terms of fears and safety: Girls and young women are less likely to feel safe in their neighborhoods, in schools, or from terror attacks. The source of stress changes as people get older, the survey shows. Among those ages 13 through 17, school is by far the most commonly mentioned source. Among those 18 through 24, jobs and financial matters are mentioned. In all, fully 85 percent of young people said they felt stress at least sometimes. “I’m a pretty high-stressed person,” said Katie Duda, 21, who’s finishing up a degree in culinary arts and awaiting the birth of her first child in a few weeks. “But if I’m not stressed out, I’m bored.” Right now, it’s the responsibility of parenthood that is stressful to Duda, who lives in Bakersfield. “It’s the unknown of it all. Not the birth itself, but the next 18 years.” Kelly O’Brien has goals. The 20-year-old from Santa Rosa, Calif., plans to finish work within a year for her degree in business administration, to get married two years from now, and later to have a family and own a home. Stress comes from balancing her studies with two part-time jobs – as a bookkeeper and as a candy-store clerk. “It’s always in the back of my mind,” said O’Brien of the financial pressures of young adulthood. “Right now I’m comfortable, but I’ve had friends my age who’ve actually bought a home. I’m like, `How can they do that?”‘ In the survey, 45 percent of girls and young women reported experiencing stress frequently, as did 32 percent of boys and young men. Those from urban areas experienced stress more frequently than those in rural areas, and surprisingly, those from middle-income households did so more frequently than those from both lower-income and higher-income households. (Middle income was defined as $50,000 to $75,000.) Psychologist Jean Twenge, a professor at San Diego State University, is not surprised by the high stress rate reported in the AP-MTV survey – 10 points higher than the 75 percent rate among adults in an AP-Ipsos poll last year. “Anxiety is higher among adolescents,” said Twenge. “Thankfully, it tends to wane in their 20s and 30s.” Twenge, the author of “Generation Me,” said another explanation is the difference in generations; anxiety and depression are rising from generation to generation. What is surprising is the higher rate for those from middle-income homes, she said: “You’d expect those from a disadvantaged background to have more anxiety.” Though most feel safe in their neighborhoods and schools, only 25 percent feel “very safe” from terror attacks. Yet when asked about the general threat of terrorism, most say they don’t think about it very often.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Why I was totally wrong about Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Opinion

first_imgtalkSPORT’s Ian Cruise explains why Manchester United’s super Swede is proving his worth, and proving his doubters completely wrong.Diego Costa is the Premier League’s top scorer and Alexis Sanchez continues to prove why Arsenal simply have to break the bank to keep him. (Or why Arsenal have to convince Arsene Wenger he has to break the bank to keep him. Anyway, you know what I mean…).Elsewhere, Sadio Mane’s sparkling form at Liverpool marks him out as one of last summer’s best bits of transfer business, while the remarkable statistic that surfaced last week showing N’Golo Kante has amassed more points since his arrival in England, with Leicester and Chelsea, than any other TEAM bears out both his contribution and importance.But still, for me, the player of the first half of the Premier League season is Zlatan Ibrahimovic. And, again for me, that has come as a surprise.I can’t have been the only one (although maybe I was?) who thought that, at the age of 35, after three years as the self-proclaimed ‘King of Paris’ bossing the less than competitive French Ligue Un, he would find the English top-flight a much tougher nut to crack and quite possibly a bridge too far.How wrong I was.Not only has he scored 13 Premier League goals so far, his all-round contribution to Manchester United has been little short of sensational.His work-rate is second to none, and the example he sets his younger team-mates surely can’t help but rub off on them. Already, despite his pre-eminence during his breakthrough season last year, you can see an improvement in Marcus Rashford, albeit in a predominantly cameo role, while Anthony Martial also seems to be rediscovering his mojo. I don’t think that’s a happy accident.Jose Mourinho clearly knew what he was getting when he signed the veteran Swede – the pair worked together at Inter Milan, of course – and his judgement in bringing him into the hurly-burly world of English football has been proven overwhelmingly correct. I don’t think any individual has been more influential on his side.His impact has been likened to that of Eric Cantona, and there’s no doubt he’s well on the way to achieving similar cult status as that attained by the mercurial but volatile Frenchman. (And if he can continue in that vein and usurp that frankly dreadful ’12 Days of Cantona’ festive terrace anthem, he will be doing us all a favour!)It’s not going to be enough for him to continue his remarkable record of winning the League title in his first season with every club he has played for, but it might just be enough to earn United a Champions League spot next season, a feat that looked highly unlikely not that many weeks ago.Mourinho has already stated publicly he intends to take up the option of keeping Ibrahimovic at Old Trafford for another year, and there’s every chance a genuine title tilt will follow next term.I certainly won’t be making the same mistake of writing him – or them – off. 1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic last_img read more