27 Views no discussions Food & DiningLifestyle Game Hens by: – July 29, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet Game Hens.These juicy little chickens are soaked in a zesty fresh herb, lemon, and sea salt marinade for 12 hours before they’re grilled. This process makes them tender and flavorful.If you need to feed a crowd, clip each hen in half with a kitchen shear just before serving; your guests will still get plenty of meat. Garnish each serving with very thin lemon slices.Ingredients:4 1-1/4- to 1-1/2-pound Cornish game hens or 4 medium chicken breast halves (about 2 lbs. total)2 lemons1-1/2 cups snipped fresh herbs, such as oregano and basil1 teaspoon kosher salt or sea salt or salt1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepperDirections:1.Thaw Cornish game hens, if frozen. Finely shred enough lemon peel from 1 of the lemons to make 2 teaspoons peel. In a small bowl combine herbs, salt, pepper, and lemon peel; set aside. Cut one and a half of the lemons into slices; cut remaining lemon half into four wedges.2.To prepare Cornish hens, remove giblets, if present. If desired, remove skin from hens. Rinse hens; pat dry. Place hens on a plate or baking dish. Place 1 lemon quarter in each hen cavity. (If using chicken breasts, omit lemon quarters.) Tie drum sticks to tail using heavy kitchen string. Twist wing tips under the back. Generously pat outside of birds with herb mixture. Lay lemon slices over top. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours.3.For a charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals around a drip pan. Test for medium heat above the pan. Place Cornish hens (breast side up) on grill rack over drip pan. (Place breasts, bone side down over drip pan.) Cover and grill for 50 to 60 minutes or until meat is tender, no longer pink , and instant-read thermometer inserted into thigh muscle registers 180 degree F. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Adjust for indirect cooking. Grill as above.)4.Remove hens from grill. Cover with foil and let stand 10 minutes before carving. Makes 4 servings.Recipe source: Better Homes and Gardens Share
Sharing is caring! Tweet Share LifestyleRelationships 98-year-old woman becomes first woman ever to earn Judo’s highest-degree black belt by: – August 10, 2011 Share 46 Views no discussions Share Is earning a black belt on your life list? Then this elderly woman in San Francisco just might be your ultimate hero.Just two years before her 100th birthday, Sensei Keiko Fukuda has become the first woman to achieve a tenth-degree black belt—the highest rank in the martial art and combat sport Judo. Fukuda is now one of only four living people who’ve earned the tenth-degree (or dan) black belt. To put the accomplishment into better perspective, throughout history, only sixteen people have ever achieved this honor.Fukuda began practicing Judo in 1935 and is the sole surviving student of its founder, Kano Jiguro. At her teacher’s urging, she learned English to help spread Judo internationally.During a time when getting married, building a family, and becoming a housewife was the norm, Fukudo bucked tradition, opting out of marriage to pursue the martial art.“All I did was Judo…this was my marriage,” Fukudo reflected tearfully to the San Francisco Chronicle. “This is when my life destiny was set. I just never imagined how long this road would be.”She described the Jiguro’s school, known as the Kodokan, as “old-fashioned and sexist about belts and ranks.” In fact, an edict that prevented women from achieving any higher than a fifth-degree black belt kept Fukuda at that level for thirty years. She was finally elevated to sixth dan in 1972 when a woman’s division was created.Fukodo said she approached Judo and her life with the intent to “be gentle, kind and beautiful, yet firm and strong, both mentally and physically.” Fukuda says this kind of beauty is decidedly not external. “A compassionate soul is inner beauty,” she explained to the paper. “I believe this is true beauty…All my life this has been my dream.”Dream realized, the 98-year-old Sensei Keiko Fukuda continues to teach Judo three times a week at a woman’s dojo.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHdPh3CEfGM&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]By: Jessica Ashley
Share Share 2056 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweet InternationalLifestylePrintTravel 2 women arrested after fight on JetBlue flight by: Associated Press – August 26, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Two women have been arrested after police say they attacked each other as their flight arrived at New York’s Kennedy Airport from Jamaica.Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo (pehn-TAN’-jeh-loh) says it happened at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.He says the dispute started after a 61-year-old passenger at a window seat tried to climb over another woman as Jet Blue Flight 960 approached the gate.The older woman used an eyebrow razor to slash the 52-year-old woman and a man who tried to intervene.The Port Authority spokesman says the younger woman then used pepper spray on the knife-wielding passenger.Seven passengers were treated for difficulty breathing.Police say the 61-year-old was arrested on assault and weapons charges. The other woman was arrested for possessing pepper spray.
Tweet The story: Free but cannot agree– A man time travels to the future. Share DELROY NESTA WILLIAMS is a writer/poet whose short stories can be found in the Caribbean anthology, Jewels of the Caribbean (Hair On My Chest), published by Potbake Productions and in the 29th Volume of The Caribbean Writer (The Bond) which was shortlisted for the David Hough Prize. His poem (Walcott, I finally get you) was published in the journal “Interviewing the Caribbean” in 2017. He won Dominica’s Independence Celebrations Literary Prize for Short Story in 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017 and English poetry in 2019. His list of publications include: The Duppy Thursday series (Akashic Books); A Woman of Roseau, (Capitals 2017). He also participated in the Cropper Foundation in Trinidad and Tobago annual writer’s retreat in June/July of 2016, Callaloo Journal’s writer’s retreat at UWI Barbados in 2017, international screenwriters MasterClass (ScriptoKarib), and he is currently a member of the Nature Island Literary Festival management committee. Williams hopes to publish his second book of poetry, “Moods and Attitudes” in 2020, and commence a series of short films in the near future. The story: Tropic Love – Two classmates discover love one summer, Share Tyler George : Tyler George is an eighth-grader. He is of Dominican parentage and lives in Texas. Tyler loves to read and likes to write short stories. He particularly loves cars and hopes to be a NASCAR driver someday. He has incorporated this passion into his entry, “Midnight Run.” About the Author: Guest Writer; Editor, The Flying CrapaudKristopher Noseworthy is a husband and father whose day job revolves around people learning French. He has a masters in education focusing on the intersectional disadvantages of immigrant communities. Most of his professional career has involved either teaching people how to write, or writing himself. One of his best friends is from the Nature Island (Commonwealth of Dominica), and he wishes he could have spent more time there on his last visit.The story: A Force of Nature– A young man discovers a latent genetic ability About the AuthorCatherine Dorsette is a wife, mother and grandmother. She is the author of 12 published books, and currently resides on Montserrat, where she works with the Government of Montserrat. Sam George began writing short stories from an early age, and is an aspiring writer and lyricist. He is currently co-writer on the hit radio drama series Redemption Road.The story: Horror at Round Pan– A young boy is forced to take a terrifying trip to collect water. Delia Cuffy-Weekes: Delia is the 3rd of 10 children; Agriculturist by profession and qualified Social Worker, she is also a cultural enthusiast, advocate, writer, poet, dancer, mother, sister, wife, grandmother, and dramatist.The story: The Reward: A group of children are told a chilling tale by their grandmother. Jade Lindsay is an Antiguan – Dominican student born in 2002. During Miss. Lindsay’s high school career, she developed an appreciation for English which in turn developed an interest in short story writing. Her interest rapidly bloomed into a casual hobby, where she explores short stories inspired by themes dealing with mental illnesses or horror. She aspires to be an English as a second language teacher. Lionel Levy currently resides in the South Florida area. Writing has always been his main outlet for stress relief. Apart from writing, his hobbies include computer programming and attending his son’s football games. The story: Ma Jaime– A young girl sees an apparition who sometimes helps her with homework. About the AuthorNicole Georges-Bennett is a free-lance journalist and radio personality. She is interested in the sci-fi/fantasy genre and self-published a collection of fantasy stories titled, Tales of St.Marts. The story: Spirits of the Mango Tree- A boy has an alien encounter at an infamous mango tree. The story: The Abattoir- A young woman is haunted by a creature of legend. The story: Trapped– A wife writes of her mental suffering The story: The Road to Chemin Letang: A man on a remote mountain path suddenly realises he is not alone. The stories: Robot Fido- An elderly couple try a robotic pet as a companion. The Supermarket– A woman tries to shop ethically EntertainmentLifestyleLocalNews Dominican Authors Release The Flying Crapaud Collective 2020 by: – March 10, 2020 Roy Sanford was born in the Kalinago Territory in Dominica. A journalist and writer, he studied at the Salybia Government School, the St. Andrews High School (now North East Comprehensive) in Londonderry and St. John’s University in New York.He has written for a number of publications in the US, was a journalist at the Jamaica Gleaner, and Editor of Dominica News Online for almost ten years.Sanford has written a book of short stories called “Three Nights Later, the Soukouyan on the Roof and Other Stories,” and is presently working on another collection. He is the third of five children, is married and father to one son. The stories: Mon sé mèt ou! (I am your master!))- A scorned lover plans supernatural revenge Laudat Village– a trip home from a community meeting leads to a horrifying encounter. The story: She’s Not Little – A young boy meets his favourite fairytale character but she is not as he imagined. Sharing is caring! About the Author Ronald Deschamps, aka Ron Dee. Ron has been part of the Dominica Arts and Cultural Movement from the early days of People’s Action Theatre. Ron participated in stage plays, dance interpretations and radio drama. As an artist and illustrator, he has collaborated with a number of well known writers on various books. Notably Giftus John and Ras Mo Moses. A writer and poet, Ron has developed the largest gathering of Dominican Poets worldwide on the Facebook platform, Domnichen Poetic Circle. Professionally, Ron continues to work as an architect/designer in NYC. About the AuthorKristine Simelda was born in the US, but has been a citizen of the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica for the past twenty-five years. During that time she has written and published three adult novels—A Face in the River, River of Fire, and Nobody Owns the Rainbow, as well as a novella for young adults, Back to the River. Her short fiction has appeared in St Somewhere Journal; New African Journal of Politics, Culture and Politics; Jewels of the Caribbean; Poui: Cave Hill Journal of Creative Writing; The Caribbean American Heritage Literary Magazine; Interviewing the Caribbean; WomanSpeak; Caribbean Women: New Voices, Emerging Perspectives; thrice on Akashic’s Duppy Thursday, and in the Caribbean Folio of Anomaly Magazine, Issue 28. She is the co-founder of Waitukubuli Writers, a group of aspiring poets and writers based in Dominica. Her website is www.kristinesimelda.wordpress.com A group of Dominican authors have released the first edition of a fantasy, folklore and sci-fi anthology, titled “The Flying Crapaud Collective”. “The Flying Crapaud contains short stories from sixteen authors, who range in writing experience from youths to published authors, and who write in different genres.Co-editor of the collection, Nicole Georges-Bennett explains what ties the authors and stories together is Dominican culture, “All of our authors are Dominicans, with a shared interest in the Nature isle’s culture, heritage, and our storytelling traditions. We are a collective bound by our love for Dominica, and our work is deeply informed by that culture. So while some of the stories are typical of our traditional folklore, readers will also be introduced to new concepts and characters that evolve out of that aesthetic.”The Flying Crapaud Collective is being promoted as a collection of stories that embrace both the weird and the wonderful. The authors include award winning authors like Delroy “Nesta” Williams, Kristine Simelda, Roy Sanford, Catherine Dorsette, Delia Cuffy-Weekes, Nicole Georges-Bennett; Sharon Dorival, Sam George, Dorothy Leevy, Lionel Levy, Ronald Deschamps, Alicia Le Bruin, and youth writers, Jade Lindsay, Hezron Dorival and Tyler George. The Flying Crapaud Collective is edited by Kristopher Noseworthy, who also contributed a story to the book.The stories, are primarily based on fantasy: A boy is too terrified to collect water from a nearby river; A girl receives homework help from an apparition; A man on a remote mountain path suddenly realises he is not alone; A young woman is haunted by a creature of legend; A teacher tries to discover the truth behind a village folktale; A scorned lover plots supernatural revenge, amongst other bizarre tales.The Flying Crapaud is now available for sale on Amazon.com, on Kindle e-books, and on www.theflyingcrapaud.com. 119 Views no discussions Contributing Authors (TFC 2020) Share Hezron Dorival is a middle school student who enjoys writing, and entering writing contests via Freedom with Writing. Although I haven’t won any of contests yet my zeal for writing has not died, but rather it has been enhanced. I have learned so much by taking part in these writing contests. The story: The snake up on the mountain– A boy goes on a vengeful hunt for a monster.. Alicia LeBruin hails from the beautiful Village of Calibishie. She is a 25 year-old. mother of two and an aspiring author. Writing has always been her passion and ignites the spark within her. Alicia has been writing ever since she could hold a pen, but only recently begun publicly sharing her work. Her dream is to publish her work. In 2016 I started a Facebook page showcasing my work which are mainly poems highlighting Dominican lifestyle, culture and situations. Her latest project is a short novel based in her village which she hopes to complete and release in 2020. The story: Midnight Run– A high octane car race has high stakes. Dorothy Leevy is a graduate of the University of Toronto where she pursued studies in English language and Literature with French and psychology as minors. She served as the first Lay principal of the Dominica Convent High School for 21 years. Though she retired in 2004, she is still actively involved in church and community where she gives voluntary service. She is married to Alfred Leevy and they have four children.The story: The Teacher, The Dog and The Girl– A teacher seeks the truth behind a village folktale. Sharon Dorival writes stories about her life, friends, and her travels around the world. She writes stories to warm the heart, enlighten and arouse the senses and emotions, teach and awaken sensory delights.
Sharing is caring! 26 Views no discussions Share Share Tweet LocalNews Dave Bruney’s appointment challenged by cabinet ministers. by: – April 8, 2011 Share Photo credit: GIS NewsMembers of the Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Dominica have commenced a legal challenge to the appointment and swearing in of Mr. Dave Bruney as member of the Integrity in Public Office.In their letter dated 8th April, 2011 through their attorneys, the appointment has been categorized as a “blatant, grave and serious threat to the purpopse, integrity and impartiality of the commission.”In giving reasons for the challenge, Attorney Alick Lawrence on behalf of the Cabinet of Ministers indicated; “Mr. Bruney does not and cannot meet the statutory criteria and requirements of section 4 (3) of the Integrity in Public Office Act 6 of 2003. Simply put he is not a person of high public standing”Secondly Mr. Bruney’s appointment “concerns section 5 (d) of the Integrity in Public Office Act 6 of 2003. As recently as April, 2011 Mr. Bruney and the United Workers Party represented to the world that Mr. Bruney was the Media Coordinator of the United Workers Party.”The attorney for the Cabinet of Ministers threatened that they “will seek injunctive relief to prevent Mr. Dave Bruney from acting as a Member or having access to confidential records, information or documents.”Click here to read the documents issued: Letter to the President re. Dave Bruney-1 , Letter to the Chairman Integrity Commission re. Dave Bruney-1Dominca Vibes News will bring you updates as the story unfolds.
45 Views no discussions Share Share NewsSports Win Lott Inc T 20/20 Tournament is match practice for players by: – May 27, 2011 H. E President Liverpool, Hon. Justina Charles, and Cabinet Secretary Mr. Felix Gregoire meeting cricketersAt the opening ceremony of the 2011 Winlott Windward Island T20/20 Tournament yesterday CEO of the Winlott Inc Mr. Murray Bullock said that the Winlott Windward Islands T20/20 Tournament is the brain child of the Winlott Organization and feels the Winlott games are an important opportunity for match practice for players.Click here to listen to Mr. Bullock: The 2011 Winlott Windward Islands T20/20 Tournament is the second game organized by Winlott Inc.News reporter: Ms. Grace HendersonDominica Vibes News Tweet Share Sharing is caring!
Sharing is caring! 8 Views no discussions Share NewsRegional Haiti cholera victims demand UN compensation by: – November 9, 2011 Tweet Share Share Before the 2010 outbreak, Haiti had been cholera-free for nearly a century.The UN is facing claims for hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation from Haitian cholera victims. Several studies have found that cholera was probably brought to Haiti by UN peacekeepers from Nepal. The US-based Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti filed the demand on behalf of some 5,000 victims. It says the UN mission in Haiti failed to screen peacekeepers for cholera and allowed untreated waste from a UN base to be dumped into the main river. It also says the UN mission failed to respond adequately to the outbreak. The demand would be looked at by the “relevant parts of the UN system”, spokesman Martin Nesirsky said. The UN was working “to do everything possible to bring the spread of cholera under control, to treat and support those affected by cholera and ultimately to eradicate cholera from Haiti,” he said. More than 6,500 Haitians have died of cholera since the outbreak began in October 2010, according to the Haitian Ministry of Health, and nearly 500,000 have been made ill. ‘Public apology’The Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) – a Boston-based human rights group – is demanding $50,000 (£31,000) in compensation for each sick person and $100,000 (£62,000) for each death. As well as individual damages, it also wants a public apology and an adequate nationwide response – including medical care, clean water and sanitation infrastructure. The group says it is prepared to go to court in Haiti or the US if the UN does not respond. “It is time for the UN to step up and do the right thing,” IJDH director Brian Concannon said. “The majority of our petition’s facts come from UN reports. The UN developed much of the law we cite,” he said. “Our clients are challenging the institution to act consistently with what it knows to be true and just”.A UN report on Haiti’s cholera epidemic – drawn up by by independent experts and published in May – found that the outbreak was the result of a “confluence of circumstances” rather than the fault of a group or individual. But it strongly suggested that the disease was introduced by UN peacekeepers from Nepal living on a base where poor sanitary conditions allowed human waste to enter the Artibonite river system. A report by the US Center for Disease Control also linked the outbreak to Nepalese troops. The cholera epidemic provoked widespread demonstrations against the UN mission, which has been in Haiti since 2004.Haitians have little natural resistance to cholera, and the waterborne disease spread rapidly in a country whose already poor infrastructure was shattered by the January 2010 earthquake. BBC News
LocalNews Police service dismisses one of its own by: – May 9, 2012 Sharing is caring! 48 Views 6 comments Share Tweet Share Ohsell TysonThe Dominica Police Force has dismissed Ohsell Tyson; an officer who was recently charged for theft.Tyson who is from Petite Savanne was charged for theft of 1 glock 19 pistol and 15 rounds of ammunition which was the property of the state.He was granted $30, 000.00 by magistrate Candia Carette-George after he pleaded not guilty to the charge on April 10th, 2012Reports indicate that the officer allegedly sold the pistol to a civilian. Tyson who was according to police sources on probation for another matter while the theft allegedly took place was dismissed less than two years since he joined the police force.Dominica Vibes News Share
Kepa Arrizabalaga feels he’s met the demands of being a goalkeeper in the Premier League. The 25-year-old has also had to acclimatise quickly. It is a challenge he relishes. Loading… Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!The Best Cars Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Most Influential Countries In The History Of The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Lil Nas X Is About To Beat A World Record!11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made “It’s a little bit different to playing in La Liga,” Kepa told chelseafc.com. “The players, and the goalkeeper also, are less protected by the referee. You need to be stronger in some balls, because the referee doesn’t say it’s a foul. You need to learn a little bit these situations.Advertisement “You also need to understand English football is very quick, can have less control or less touches, but more opportunities. The ball can be far away, but in two touches it’s in the box, so I need to be ready for 90 minutes. “The games are very good to watch, with a lot of goals, speed. You need some time, but then it’s fun to play. Read Also:Chelsea official slams rules treating goalkeepers like “guinea pigs” “I like so much the English football, the spirit of the stadium, the supporters. As players you like to play in this atmosphere. I am happy and with good feeling here.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True5 Reasons To Wait For The Solo Black Widow MovieAll Who Were Alive In The 1980’s Will Get Shivers When See This2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year Cristiano Ronaldo is not only the most-followed athlete on Instagram, he has now become the first person on social media to reach 200 million followers on the platform. Already the most popular athlete on Facebook with 122 million likes, the Juventus star’s global presence is unparalleled and he took to Instagram to thank fans for their support.Advertisement Ronaldo is well ahead on the Instagram most-followed list, with Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar in third and second on 142m and 132m followers respectively.Manchester United legend David Beckham is in fourth, with LeBron James, the only non-footballer on the list, coming in at fifth. Ronaldinho is sixth, ahead of James Rodriguez, Marcelo, Gareth Bale and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Top 10 in full:1. Cristiano Ronaldo (200 million)2. Lionel Messi (142 million)3. Neymar (132 million)4. David Beckham (60.5 million)5. LeBron James (58 million)6. Ronaldinho (51 million)7. James Rodriguez (44.9 million)8. Marcelo (43.6 million)9. Gareth Bale (42.9 million)10. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (41.4 million)Back in October, it emerged that Ronaldo secured a staggering £38.2m from posts on Instagram.According to a Buzz Bingo study, the 34-year old had 49 sponsored Instagram posts and each one of them pocketed him £780,000.Barcelona captain Messi fell well short of Ronaldo as he made a total of £18.7m and earned £518,000 per post. Loading… Read Also: Cristiano Ronaldo hits 200 Million Followers on InstagramWhile Ronaldo is still doing the business on the pitch, told SPORTbible in an exclusive interview that he has his eyes set on conquering the business world.He said: I still love football. I love to entertain the fans and the people who love Cristiano. It doesn’t matter the age, it’s all about mentality.“The last five years I start to enjoy this process of seeing me outside of football, so who knows what will happen in the next year or two?”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享