Quick HitsHead underground with an experienced caver. River RevitalizationDuring times of hardship, community leaders in North Carolina are once again looking to the Roanoke River. Read or download the December-January issue for FREE HERE Special Sections Recovering What’s Lost and ForgottenMeet a Baltimore-based relic hunter searching for remnants of the past. ExploreIf the mountains get too cold, escape to the coast and explore these Low Country winter adventures. PerspectiveReflections from a year of living outside. Embrace the ColdWinter is upon us, and despite the frigid temps, it’s time to stay stoked about being outside. Cumberland in CrisisA commercial rocket facility could regularly close a national seashore in Georgia to the public. On the Cover: Drew Flores catches air in the terrain park at Beech Mountain Resort in the North Carolina High Country. Photo by Sam Dean New Year, New GearWe’ve got a rundown on the best new outdoor equipment and apparel coming in 2021. Departments Winter Adventures in the Blue RidgeJust because the sun is setting earlier doesn’t mean it’s time to hibernate. Winter WarmersIt’s time to get out and play in the snow, so we present these tools to help you enjoy your time in the cold. Features ReflectionsLessons from cooperation in the woods. Close CallAn avid adventurer faces her toughest challenge yet, when she’s suddenly hit with a brain aneurysm. This Winter Go WildWe’re looking forward to some snow days in the South. Here’s where we’ll be snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and climbing. Plus, a look at how to ski safely during the ongoing pandemic. Leader of the PackMeet the guy who’s been leading llamas up Tennessee’s rugged Mount LeConte since 2002.
Share Share 759 Views no discussions LocalNews Highlights of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture Exposition by: – October 13, 2011 Sharing is caring! Agricultural produce featured by DAPEXAs part of the 10th Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) which is being hosted in Dominica this week, an exposition was officially opened last night at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium in Roseau at the official opening of the CWA.Several farmers and local producers have been given the opportunity to showcase their agricultural produce and arts and crafts.Among the highlights of the exposition are farine and toloma which is locally grown, produced and packaged by the Toloma Women’s Group in Action, Banilo; a banana cereal locally grown, produced and packaged, agricultural produce on display by the Dominica Agricultural Producers & Exporters Limited (DAPEX), arts and crafts made out of wood by Albert Casimir, shoes, hats and bags locally made using madras cloth by Edna’s Creole Creations, and wildlife like our national bird the Sisserou Parrot, iguana, agouti, rabbits, boa constrictor on display by the Forestry Wildlife & Parks Division President of the Toloma Women’s Group in Action, Albertha SorhaindoToloma Women’s Group in ActionPresident of the Toloma Women’s Group in Action Albertha Sorhaindo explained to Dominica Vibes News the method used to create the farine which is locally grown and produced.“The farine is taken from cassava; it is made out of cassava. When we harvest the cassava, we scratch it, after we scratch it we grind it after grinding it we compress it to remove some of the starch from it and after compressing it, it is placed into a large pot. The process after that is called farine. So we buy it from farmers and package it for selling. The produce is sold ready to serve, it only requires hot or cold water and it can be eaten as a cereal.”The farine can also be used to make Avocado Balls; the recipe for which has been included on the package, and can be purchased at the following supermarkets; H. H. V Whitchurch in Portsmouth and Roseau, Duveryney’s in Portsmouth, J. Astaphans & Company in Roseau, Green’s wholesale in Roseau and Loubiere and Mam’s Supermarket in Massacre.They can also be contacted via telephone on 446 2193 in Delices.Albert CasimirAlbert Casimir CreationsAlbert Casimir who creates arts and crafts like necklaces, earrings, pendants and bracelets was also part of the exposition.He explained that the crafts are all made using from locally grown wood which he purchases to create his pieces.“I make necklaces, bracelets, pendants and earrings out of different pieces of wood which are grown on the island like red cedar, mahogany, blue maho, white cedar to name a few. I purchase the wood to make my designs. I made some new designs using two different kinds of wood together like mahogany and blue maho to make pendants and people are saying very positive things about them, they appreciate my work.”[nggallery id =80]Mr Casimir sells his crafts on the Roseau Bay Front opposite J. E. Nassief when there is a cruise ship in Port or in Pottersville across the Miniya’s 7-11 Supermarket. Creole shoes made by Edna’s Creole CreationsEdna’s Creole CreationsAlso on display were some locally made creole shoes, bags and hats by Edna. [nggallery id =79]She can be contacted on the following telephone numbers; 767 449 0175 and 767 275 1245 or email [email protected] Cream CerealBanilo Cream CerealBanilo Cream Cereal is a new locally produced cereal made out of banana. Tridel Edwin, the son of the Founder and General Manager of Banilo explained to Dominica Vibes News that the product is instant and only requires hot water. “It is banana cereal which is instant; you just add hot water to the cereal and mix. It was actually founded by my father James Edwin, we have been practicing it for a while now at home locally and now we are trying to bring it out to the market. Everything is done locally but we get the package from Barbados, everything else is locally designed and produced. It is not yet on the shelves in supermarkets yet but we do intend on getting that out there before the year ends.”Although Banilo Cream Cereal is not yet available in supermarkets locally, interested persons can contact Mr Edwin via telephone on 767 449 6051 and 767 295 9647 or email [email protected] Wildlife & Parks DivisionThe Forestry Wildlife and Parks Division featured several of our exotic birds, wildlife and wood species at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture Exposition.Featured at the expo was a preserved Sisserou Parrot as well as a live Parrot, the National Flower Bwais Caribe, the different butterfly species on the island, snakes, rabbits, crabs, seeds, wood among others.Here are a few photographs of the exhibits: [nggallery id = 78]Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share
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Share NewsRegional ‘No abuse charges’ for Haiti’s Baby Doc Duvalier by: – January 31, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet 79 Views no discussions Share Human rights groups accuse Jean-Claude Duvalier of crimes against humanity Haiti’s former leader Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier should face trial on corruption charges but not for human rights abuses, a Haitian judge has said.The magistrate indicated that torture and murder committed during Mr Duvalier’s 1971-86 rule fell outside Haiti’s statute of limitations. Human rights groups have condemned the decision and say they will appeal. Mr Duvalier, 60, returned to Haiti a year ago after 25 years in exile. He has denied allegations that he was responsible for the torture and murder of thousands of people and embezzled hundreds of millions of dollars from the impoverished nation. His lawyers have called for all charges against him to be dismissed. Magistrate Carves Jean revealed his recommendation as he submitted it to the court in the capital Port-au-Prince. He said the statute of limitations had run out on charges of human rights abuses but not for the alleged misappropriation of public funds, but gave no further explanation. International lawHaitian and international human rights groups have rejected this interpretation and promised to appeal, arguing that the judge had wrongly ignored testimony detailing torture and murder. “Those who were tortured under Duvalier, those whose families were killed or simply disappeared, deserve better than this,” Reed Brody of Human Rights Watch told the Associated Press. Other activists said Haiti had an obligation under international law to put Mr Duvalier on trial.UN officials have previously argued that the statute of limitations cannot apply to crimes against humanity. The final decision on what charges – if any – the former leader will face will be taken by Haiti’s attorney-general. Correspondents say Haiti has a weak judicial system with little experience of prosecuting major crimes. Jean-Claude Duvalier was just 19 when he inherited the title of president-for-life from his father, Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier, who had ruled Haiti since 1957.Like his father, he relied on a brutal militia known as the Tontons Macoutes to control the country. In 1986 he was forced from power by a popular uprising and US diplomatic pressure, and went into exile in France. His surprise return to Haiti in January 2011 after 25 years in exile shocked many Haitians. In February the Swiss authorities froze millions of dollars in bank accounts thought to belong to Mr Duvalier, and said they would try to divert them to earthquake relief. BBC News
Nearly 12,000 fans packed the Carrier Dome Sunday night to see No. 21 Syracuse (18-9, 9-5 Atlantic Coast) fall just short of upsetting No. 7 Notre Dame (25-3, 13-1). Backed by All-American Brianna Turner, the Fighting Irish outscored SU by 13 points in the second half to edge out the victory. Comments Published on February 20, 2017 at 1:30 am Facebook Twitter Google+