FGS KÖLN Saves Five Somali Fishermen

first_img View post tag: five FGS KÖLN Saves Five Somali Fishermen EUNAVFOR warship FGS KÖLN came to the rescue of five Somali fishermen drifting in the Indian Ocean in a broken-down fishing whaler and returned them safely to the shore.The Somali fishermen has been drifting for nine days following the breakdown of their engine and without any communication equipment available to call for help, had built a makeshift sail and try to head for land but were making little progress.The fishing whaler was detected by a Spanish Maritime Patrol & Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPA) which was operating as part of the EUNAVFOR counter-piracy operations in the area and the German warship FGS KÖLN closed from over 100 miles away to render assistance.Technicians from the KOLN inspected the engine but it was beyond repair so the fishermen were taken aboard FGS KÖLN, given food and fresh water and transported to the Somali coast where they have been landed safely. This incident demonstrates the versatility of the military presence provided by EUNAVFOR and the swift response by the crew of the MPRA and the KOLN undoubtedly saved the fishermen’s lives.[mappress]Source: eunavfor, October 06, 2011 Share this article View post tag: Saves View post tag: News by topic October 6, 2011 View post tag: FGScenter_img View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today FGS KÖLN Saves Five Somali Fishermen View post tag: KÖLN View post tag: Somali View post tag: Naval View post tag: Fishermenlast_img read more

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Evansville Gathers Together To Support Eliminating Bias, Prejudice, And Bullying

first_imgEvansville Gathers Together To Support Eliminating Bias, Prejudice, And BullyingNOVEMBER 5TH, 2018 TOWNSEND OUTLAW EVANSVILLE, INDIANAThe weather did not keep folks from participating in the Children’s March in Evansville. Folks of all ages gathered in support of eliminating bias, prejudice, and bullying.They also met at the Four Freedom’s Monument to create signs for the “Love Not Hate Expressions Art Exhibit.” Through the voices of the future leaders of our community.Nathan McCullough-Haddix stated “We decided rather quickly that we needed to take action, we needed to amplify these kids voices, and lead by love. Love in the face of adversity, love in the face of hate.”“The Love Not Hate Expressions Art Exhibit” will be on display from November 4 to December 31 at various organizations around the city. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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GEORGE LUMLEY E-MAIL EXCHANGE BETWEEN JOHN FRIEND AND KELLY COURES

first_imgSent from my iPhoneOn Aug 28, 2015, at 2:48 PM, George Lumley wrote:John Friend, CPA City CouncilmanMr. FriendIt is my understanding that the DMD and city owned Brownfields attempted to by tax warrants at today’s sale.  I find this very odd that the city would be making this kind of investment because I hear that the General Fund is Cash short.  Also very unusual for local government to be purchasing this type of financial instrument.  Certificates of deposit or money market I could understand by why this type of financial investment?  If the city owned Brownfields club has that kind or cash, just laying  around, I think they should deposit it so the city can pay their bills a little faster.  I was reviewing expenditures out of the River Boat fund and was appalled at how long it takes a vender to be paid.Make no exceptions,  the parks department and street department should relinquish their off book funds as well.I know your busy in those Council Meetings but please bring that up for discussion so someone can explain it better.ThanksGeorge Lumley CPACitizenFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Dear Mr Kelly Coures and Mr. John Friend, CPAMr Coures, You are correct that EBC could acquire lots at a Commissioners (tax) sale; however today was not a Commissioners sale.  Today was not a property sale.  You could not have bought any property there today.  Today’s sale was a “tax lien” sale.  For investors buying mortgages on the properties.  I am glad you are not getting our city owned Brownfields in the mortgage holding business any deeper than you have already.Mr. Friend, CPA,  maybe you can elaborate on where the funds the City owned EBC would go if returned to the proper controlling government.  In my opinion a significant part would go to the General Fund as it would have been generated from DMD’s activities at which time the expenses were charged to DMD general fund activities.  Grant funds  that they handled should have been expended on grant purposes or returned, I am thinking.  At least the cash balance of the city would improve and the controller would not have to hold the bills as long.  That is just my opinion from being a CPA for 30yrs and having worked Five of those with the State Board of Accounts.GEORGE LUMLEY-CPACITIZEN Subject: Re: City Cash InvestmentEBC can acquire lots at tax sale and does so when developable properties are there and they are strategic for future development for our agencies.EBC does not impact general fund.EBC did not acquire anything today.For the rest, the dealer passes.KMClast_img read more

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Mac DeMarco Gets Grossly Animalistic In New Video For “On The Square” [Watch

first_imgThe boundless, curious mind of Mac DeMarco truly is one of indie rock’s greatest treasures. On Tuesday, the guitarist and singer shared the music video for his latest single, “On The Square”, a drowsy but slightly amusing new track which is presumably set to appear on his forthcoming album, Here Comes The Cowboy.Just as he did in the video for “NOBODY”, DeMarco has recruited a skilled team of makeup and prosthetic artists to mask that handsome mug of his with a gruesome mix of animalistic faces. The video was directed by William Sipos and Sean Campos. It’s the video’s weird storyline courtesy of Catherine Sweet, however, which enables the viewer to continue looking at the screen to follow along, despite the mix of faces which somewhat resemble those seen in that one Twilight Zone episode featuring those grotesque masks.Throughout the 3:40-minute video, viewers are treated to seeing DeMarco in makeup as creatures resembling a pig, the uglier version of Davy Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean, and a shaved cat. The entire cast of characters can be seen in the video below.Mac DeMarco – “On The Square” [Video: Mac DeMarco]DeMarco will join Anderson .Paak for a few shows in Texas next month as part of .Paak’s Best Teef in the Game Tour. Fans can head to Mac’s website for ticket info to all his upcoming 2019 performances.Here Comes the Cowboy is scheduled to arrive on May 10th via Mac’s Record Label.last_img read more

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Four Loko endangers students

first_imgFour Loko, the new popular caffeinated malt beverage with an alcohol content of 12 percent, has taken college campuses around the country by storm, and Notre Dame is no exception. “We do know that students are using Four Loko and a lot of cases related to this drink have come up recently,” Kelly Lawrence, assistant director of the Office of Alcohol and Drug Education, said. “I’ve heard it described as ‘cocaine in a can’ and I think that makes it more enticing to students.” Lawrence said the most dangerous thing about Four Loko is the added pressure it puts on the heart. “Students need to realize that Four Loko mixes a stimulant and a depressant, which are meant to have opposite effects,” he said. “The combination of the two things tends to mask how intoxicated you really are.” Lawrence said he thinks most students who drink Four Loko utilize the beverage as “a part of their ‘pre-game’ ritual.” “Judging by my conversations with students, Four Loko seems to be the first drink of the evening for most people,” he said. “Obviously the preference would be for students not to use it at all, but we do want to get involved in some type of dialogue and talk about why they are [using it].” Drinking Four Loko facilitates higher levels of intoxication, which increases students’ risk of legal and disciplinary problems, Lawrence said. “My sense is that students do know it’s dangerous,” he said. “But there’s this invulnerability where they think ‘nothing is going to happen to me.’” Junior Meghan Donoghue, 21, said Four Loko is popular among many of her friends. “I think people initially thought it was something that would get them drunk really fast and that’s where all the hype came from,” she said. Donoghue said she thinks drinking Four Lokos has become about bragging rights for many students. “People want to say ‘oh, I shotgunned a Four Loko’ or ‘I drank three in an hour,’” she said. Despite the health risks associated with Four Loko, Donoghue said none of her friends have discontinued their consumption of the drink. Lawrence said the Office of Alcohol and Drug Education is not currently advocating any policy change or du Lac amendment related to student consumption of Four Lokos, but the Office will continue to educate students on the dangers of mixing alcohol and energy drinks. “We are all involved in educating students about the effects of the beverage and the risk factors,” he said. “And because it is a general concern as well, we have been generating discussion on Four Loko in our various education groups over the last few weeks.”last_img read more

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Professors analyze Trump’s presidency, media

first_imgThe first 12 days of President Donald Trump’s term in office have been marked by a flurry of executive orders and nationwide protests. In response, NDVotes organized a Tuesday installment of its Pizza, Pop and Politics series and brought two University professors to discuss Trump’s time in office thus far, focusing on his consolidation of power and his approach to the media.Susan Ohmer, associate professor of film, theater and television, said today’s media landscape has been fragmented by the current political environment, representing a return to previous media eras.“We often hear that many elements of today’s political scene are unprecedented, and in many ways, that’s true — but in some ways that’s not,” she said. “In the 19th century, and the late 18th century, newspapers … were openly partisan. If you could imagine a landscape populated with a lot of Fox Newses, that’s what it was.”Ohmer said while this fragmentation is not unprecedented, the media landscape has changed dramatically in other ways in recent years.“I think one of the most significant differences we see is the sheer amount of news from every form — whether it’s social media, print, broadcast. It comes at you all day long,” she said.According to Ohmer, Trump’s relationship with the media is a unique aspect of media coverage in this election.“We certainly have a president who is more savvy than many previous presidents when it comes to news, not just media representation,” she said. “President Trump is very knowledgeable about the news cycle. One of the things that strikes me is his ability to time tweets in sync with the news cycle.”Ohmer said this relationship between the president and the media is also made more interesting by Trump’s preference for particular news organizations.“Another thing that we’ve seen that been very striking is the fact that this President picks favorites — Sean Hannity comes to mind,” she said. “For example, at this first news conference, he didn’t take questions from CNN and lumped them in with BuzzFeed, saying they were both bad.”Ohmer said echoes of presidential confrontation with the media have been seen before, but they have typically been on a much smaller scale.“Many people have drawn parallels between this administration and the Nixon administration in 1968,” she said. “Nixon did all this in secret. He didn’t come right out and say, ‘CNN, I’m not taking your questions,’ or, ‘I’m going to kick you out of the White House if you don’t cover me how I want.’”Gary Hollibaugh, assistant professor of political science, said it is important to look at the early policy actions taken by the Trump administration in order to better understand how the next four years will play out.“A lot of the things he has been signing are, by and large, presidential memoranda, which are policy directives given to agencies to implement specific things,” Hollibaugh said. “The success of President Trump’s policy program is going to be dependent on the cooperation of departments because all of these policies need to be interpreted and implemented — or perhaps not implemented — by others.”According to Hollibaugh, there are three key elements necessary for Trump to maintain political control, the first of which is politicization of advisors and appointees.“[Politicization] is the stacking of political officials in administrative agencies,” he said. “This is not a tactic that is unique to Trump. … This is something that lots of presidents have done. President Obama was criticized a lot in his administration for the use of policy tsars.”The second key for political power, according to Hollibaugh, is resolving any ambiguities about preferences, exemplified with his dismissal of acting Attorney General Sally Yates.“Once President Trump realized that [Yates] was not going to implement policy the way [he] wanted, he removed her,” Hollibaugh said.Hollibaugh said the final key aspect for ensuring political control is bureaucratic organization.“President Trump has, to a minor extent, done this,” he said. “One of his executive orders … directed that within the immigration and customs enforcement office, there be the creation of an office to focus on crimes committed by ‘removable aliens.’”However, the administration has come up short in some aspects of bureaucratic organization, according to Hollibaugh.“The National Park Service employees who publicly denounced the President’s policies, whether or not you agree with the policies, does represent a fundamental failure of the President to control his administration,” he said.Similarly, Hollibaugh said Trump had fallen short in another aspect of agency coordination, which was demonstrated in his failure to inform Homeland Security Secretary General John Kelly of his new immigration policy.“General Kelly only found out about this by watching TV,” Hollibaugh said. “This typically doesn’t happen — because General Kelly was caught flat-footed, the entire Department of Homeland Security and the entire border control really had no idea what to do, because there was a complete breakdown of coordination.”Tags: and politics, Donald Trump, media, Pizza, pop, president trump, trump administrationlast_img read more

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Do you know your community?

first_img 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Sarah Marshall Sarah Marshall is a consultant in the credit union industry, and can be reached for partnership and speaking opportunities through Your Credit Union Partner. Her background in community development includes … Web: https://yourcupartner.org Details The word ‘community’ is tossed around a lot. For some of our credit unions, it is part of our name. A growing number of us identify as community development credit unions.  Most of the time, the way we think about community is fairly simple. A community is the local area that we serve, or the people we market toward. The typical definition is fairly generic, and most of the time people don’t apply a lot of thought to what community means anymore. In a world where community has lost meaning, brands that build a community stand out. These brands often have good marketing, but their marketing is good because they have a clear identity. This means people are attracted to the brand, and find an element in the brand that matches their ideals and values. The strongest brands connect with people and connect people – giving them a sense that they are part of a community. Community is people, not place: It is easy to think of community as a local geographic area. Credit unions with community charters frequently think of their physical boundaries. Our natural tendency is to think of buildings and physical spaces as the community. Keep in mind that locations are important, but only because they give people a space to form community. A strong community remains stable even when buildings close or move. If your credit union becomes a center of community, your organization is at a significant advantage. Workshops, financial literacy courses, and relationships with loan officers and member services representatives go a long way toward creating community. There may be other ways your credit union can do this too – think of ways your credit union can be a presence, not just a financial institution. How many banks really stand out as community centers anyway? Community is relationships: Community is formed because of a common bond between people. This is something that credit unions should understand intuitively. People tend to group and spend time with people who are similar to them in some ways. Although organizational culture is a different subject, people are often attracted toward jobs because in some way it is a match for their personality. Credit unions were formed with a common bond. Culture can change over time though, and it is important to stay up to date on the pulse of your membership. Their relationship to your credit union is evolving. Make sure your credit union stays on top of what the people you interact with value and need. This happens by building genuine relationships with your members. Community is engagement plus ownership:  This one is especially for community development, CDFI, and low-income designated credit unions. To be part of a community involves a feeling of ownership. If you define yourself as a credit union with a mission to serve underserved markets, but they aren’t engaged in and leading what you are doing, then you are just a ‘development’ credit union.  One quick way to gauge this is through the diversity of your board and management team. Management and staff should be reflective of your community. A credit union serving underserved markets should provide ownership to those in the community – meaning your community should be represented on your team. Hosting community can build a strong loyalty to your credit union. People remain where they feel valued, welcomed, and engaged. Learn more about those who come through your door to build a strong, engaged member base. last_img read more

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The 4th Regional Forum of Family Accommodation was held in Split

first_imgOrganized by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce of the Split County Chamber and its Family Tourism Association Section, the 9th Regional Family Accommodation Forum was held on February 4 as part of the Adriatic Gastro Show. This year’s Forum also confirmed the status of the largest annual professional gathering of county providers of family accommodation services, attracting more than two hundred of them.The forum was opened by the director of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Split County Chamber, Vesna Friedl, emphasizing the importance of family accommodation which makes up the largest part of our accommodation tourist capacities. “Figures tell us that in 2017, as many as 35 million overnight stays were realized in Croatia in this form of accommodation, which in our county accounts for almost 70% of the total accommodation capacity.”said Friedl.President of the Family Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Danijela Cavlovic, announced recategorization in this accommodation, with the possibility of using HBOR loans, in the second half of this year. Stipe Čogelja, interim head of the Administrative Department for Tourism and Maritime Affairs of the Split-Dalmatia County, said that the County recognized the potential of family accommodation and designed programs to support its further development, and the director of the Tourist Board of the Split-Dalmatia County, Joško Stella welcomed the initiative to brand family accommodation and stressed the need to bring together all relevant stakeholders in tourism in order to extend the season.Natasa Busic, coordinator for tourism, trade and finance in ŽK Split, invited those present to be actively involved in the work of the Chamber Section of the Family Tourism Community, by giving constructive suggestions and presenting the problems they face and which hinder them in business. “The section regularly informs its members about all current events, organizes trainings necessary to improve business and raise the quality of family accommodation, and wants to be your voice towards the institutions that create the direction of economic development of our county,” said Busic.At the Forum, the hosts were introduced to the possibilities of financing family tourism, various active forms of county tourism, travel agencies as partners, and other opportunities available to them to raise the quality of services.Related news:CROATIA HAS WHAT OTHERS DO NOT HAVE – FAMILY ACCOMMODATIONMINISTER CAPPELLI ANNOUNCES RECATEGORIZATION OF FAMILY ACCOMMODATION AND FAVORABLE HBOR LOANSLINDEN TREE RETREAT & RANCHA FROM VELIKA PLANA NAMED THE BEST FAMILY ACCOMMODATION IN CROATIAlast_img read more

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Criteria for defining the status of “vulnerable businessman” in the hospitality sector

first_imgOperational measures aimed at providing assistance to thousands in self-isolation and saving jobs by ensuring minimum economic activity in the hospitality industryVouchers for food delivery to citizens in isolation and the elderly RELATED NEWS: Value vouchers co-finance part of the invoice up to HRK 20,00, and the difference is paid by the client.  I. Criteria for defining the status of “endangered businessman due to the action of infection with the new virus COVID-19 (coronavirus) At this point, it is important to note that all business people are at risk due to the effects of the infection. Turnover has fallen to such an extent that in most cases it is no longer there, and it is realistic to expect that the economic activity of the sector will be reduced to a minimum. Stoga se traži donošenje odluke o privremenom zatvaranju ugostiteljskih objekata svih kategorija na nacionalnoj razini uz iznimku rada pripreme i usluživanja (dostave) hrane i pučkih kuhinja uz pridržavanje svih protuepidemijskih  mjera donesenih od strane Hrvatskog zavoda za javno zdravstvo te žurno provođenje mjera u nastavku. Measures aimed at ensuring the payment of salaries to employees and retaining employmentSubsidizing 100% of wages for workers who are currently out of work or working at a significantly reduced intensityExemption from the obligation to pay taxes and contributions on the salaries of workers who are currently out of work or who work at a significantly reduced intensityAdmission of people to the labor exchange without notice and severance pay with the obligation to employ them by the employer after normalizationIntroduction of a temporary moratorium on the application of the provisions of the Minimum Wage Act and collective and branch agreements for the affected sectors, as well as the provisions on the minimum wage for directors and business ownersSuspenzija dijela obveza po radnom pravu  i pojednostavljivanje poslovnih procedura u radnom odnosu ( raspored sati, preraspodjela, dnevni odmor ) obzirom na izvanredne okolnosti Introduction of value coupons for employment needs to perform occasional jobs in the hospitality industry Measures aimed at regulating relations with the State and Local and Regional Self-Government UnitsReduction of the VAT rate on the preparation and serving of soft drinks and beverages, beer and wine inside and outside restaurants from 25 to 13% without delayReduction of the VAT rate for tourism from 13 to 5% without delay until the end of 2020.Moratorium on VAT payment until the end of 2020 with further agreement on installment payment for a period of 3 yearsExemption from VAT on donation of surplus goods / exemption from VAT on failed goods due to the decline in economic activityAbolition of advance payment of income taxRepeal of the obligation to pay a flat fee of membership fees and taxes on extra beds50% reduction in flat income tax and tourist tax on permanent bedsRepeal of the obligation of “recategorization” which enters into force in November this year (Article 11 of the ZOUD)Abolition of consumption taxes at the state levelSuspension of payment of parafiscal benefits that will not jeopardize fiscal stability (eg HRT, ZAMP, HOK, HGK)Suspension of collective agreements of public services until the normalization of the systemSuspension of payment of utility fees, fees for terraces and advertisements, surtaxes, monument rents, services of utility companies (to the extent that they do not jeopardize the normal operation and provision of services of local governments and utility companies) Fellow citizens in isolation and the elderly are the most at-risk group and we must pay special attention to them. Delivering food to your doorstep will help them stay disciplined and minimize the need for exposure to coronavirus. Measures aimed at regulating relations with banks and ensuring liquidityMoratorium on loan repayment during an exceptional decline and closure of economic activityOsiguravanje posebne beskamatne kreditne linije  (HBOR) uz 100 %-tne garancije HAMAG BICRO-a za osiguravanje likvidnosti gospodarstvenika, s počekom od najmanje 12 mjeseci  u iznosu troškova 3 mjeseca plaće i hladnog pogona iz 2019. do 36 mjeseciSecuring commercial bank loans on commercial terms with a 100% guarantee from HAMAG BICRO to ensure the liquidity of businessmen, with a grace period, in the amount of the costs of 3 months of salary and cold drive from 2019 to 36 months Decrease in revenues of at least 20% in the observed month compared to 2019, taking into account the corrective factors concerning available / engaged capacities in the observed period.  Uslijed djelovanja zaraze novim koronavirusom, zbog iznimnog pada i privremenog gašenja gospodarske aktivnosti mikro, mali i srednji gospodarstvenici  su suočeni sa: The National Association of Caterers has published criteria for defining the status of “vulnerable businessman” in the hospitality sector in accordance with the current situation around the coronavirus. The proposed measures were sent to the Ministry of Tourism, which we enclose in its entirety. cessation of the need to perform certain tasks due to the decline and closure of economic activity, retention of employment and the inability to pay salaries and contributions to employees inability to pay credit obligations to banksinability to meet obligations to the State, Local and regional self-government units and suppliers. Vouchers are usable in the specified monthly period, and caterers will create a special offer for them up to 30, 40 and 50 kuna NATIONAL CATERERS ‘ASSOCIATION: Criteria for defining the status of “endangered businessman due to infection with the new COVID-19 virus (coronavirus)” and measures to help entrepreneurs to reduce the negative consequences of infection with the new COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) Photo: Pexels.com Therefore, as a criterion for defining the status of “endangered businessman due to the infection with the new virus COVID-19 (coronavirus)” we propose: Issuance of daily value vouchers in the amount of HRK 20,00, a total of HRK 600,00 per month, by the state and local self-government for all residents who are in isolation and those older than 60 with residence in the Republic of Croatia to co-finance delivery prepared, thermally processed food from catering facilities. Measures to help the economy and the tourism sector are being coordinated and should be known and in the hands of the government tomorrow, when they should go through the parliamentary procedure through legal proposals and finally be implemented at the end of the week.  Marin Medak, President of the National Association of Caterers II. Measures of assistance of the Government of the Republic of Croatia to businessmen with the aim of reducing the negative consequences caused by the infection with the new virus COVID-19 (coronavirus) PROPOSAL OF THE NATIONAL CATERERS ‘ASSOCIATION: VOUCHERS FOR EVERYONE IN SELF-INSULATION AND THE ELDERLY NATIONAL CATERERS ‘ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES PROPOSAL FOR EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES IN CATERING AND REQUIREMENTS TOWARDS THE STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS The proposed measures are based on existing information and announcements. Given the current situation, the measures should enter into force without delay. 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Dominica records two more road fatalities for 2012

first_img Tweet Share Share 100 Views   5 comments Yonnel Pascal. Photo credit: Facebook profileDominica records two more road fatalities for 2012 with an early morning traffic accident in Mahaut which has claimed the life of two young men.Yonnel Pascal of Mahaut and Leslie George of Coulibistrie, the owner of 180 Sounds have been confirmed dead by the police following a collision between a motorcycle and a pedestrian about 3 o’clock on Saturday morning.Superintendant of police with responsibility for the southern division Yvonne Alexander confirmed to Dominica Vibes News that the motorcycle driver [Leslie George] and the pedestrian [Yonnel Pascal] were confirmed dead by medical officials at the Princess Margaret Hospital while the pinnon rider [female companion] of the motorcycle is being treated at the hospital for injuries which she sustained as a result. Owner of 180 Sounds, Leslie George. Photo credit: Facebook profile.Alexander has also made a special appeal to motorists, especially motorcycle drivers “of the need for them to ensure their own safety; to reduce the speed, to be a lot more careful while they are commuting on the road”.She also noted that from eye witness reports and her observations at the scene, “this accident could be attributed to speed”.Alexander also noted the graveness of the incident as it claimed the life of “an innocent bystander”.A six year old female of Grand Fond, Dalia Bertrand died after colliding with a DOWASCO pickup truck in that community On January 6th, 2012 which was the first road fatality for the year.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Dominica records two more road fatalities for 2012 by: – March 31, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

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