Another Haitian migrant vessel runs aground in Bahamas

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! NewsRegional Another Haitian migrant vessel runs aground in Bahamas by: – November 8, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Share Director of Immigration. Image via: perfectpeople.netNASSAU, Bahamas — A sloop carrying more than 100 Haitian migrants ran aground just south of Harbour Island in The Bahamas on Saturday night, Director of Immigration Jack Thompson told The Nassau Guardian on Sunday.Thompson said the police received reports about the sloop around 7 p.m., and explained that the response from police and immigration officers was immediate.“The 101 men, women and children on board the 60-foot wooden sloop were apprehended and are being processed at this time,” said Thompson.Thompson could not confirm whether or not anyone may have jumped off the vessel in an attempt to swim to land and evade police.“I don’t know if anyone jumped off the vessel while the voyage was in progress. When we speak with these nationals, we get many different stories,” he said.However, he noted that the Department of Immigration intends to remain on the alert.“With our law enforcement partners, the police and defence force, we’re going to be very vigilant with respect to our borders,” he said.He said the group will be tested for cholera before they are repatriated.“Medical officials will follow proper protocol as it relates to cholera,” he said.Since the cholera outbreak in Haiti last year, the Department of Immigration has vigilantly screened all immigrants, according to Thompson. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an epidemic cholera strain has been confirmed in Haiti. Cholera is a potentially fatal bacterial infection.Thompson said this latest apprehension comes just days after immigration officers conducted an operation which resulted in the apprehension of 44 people.Thompson said the Haitian nationals could not prove to officers that they were in the country legally.The 23 men, 17 women and four children were transported to New Providence for further processing.“This was a joint operation between defence force and immigration officers. We targeted Harbour Island based on our intelligence and complaints from residents,” he said. By Karissma RobinsonNassau Guardian Staff Reporter 7 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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Lady Bulldogs Volleyball Team Rallies To Beat Lady Spartans

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs Volleyball team defeated The Connersville Lady Spartans 12-25, 15-25, 25-20, 25-20, 15-4.Batesville vs. Connersville Varsity VB (8-20)‘Batesville varsity pulls a barn burner of a comeback after starting cold and un-inspired. Down 2 games to none and losing them by a landslide, the lady bulldogs brought on a tenacious pursuit of the ball that was nothing more than exhilarating to watch.’  Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.The Lady Bulldogs win The JV contest 25-23, 25-24.Batesville vs. Connersville JV VB (8-20)Batesville will welcome the Golden Bears of Shelbyville this saturday august 22nd, with a 10am JV start. THe freshman team will play Rushville at the same time @ BPS.last_img

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Gunners fire as City are stunned

first_img Press Association Arsenal’s victory put aside their well-documented recent struggles against top-four opponents and considerably enhanced their prospects of finishing in the Champions League positions this term. The Gunners were thrashed 6-3 in the corresponding fixture last season and the odds again seemed against them as Aguero and Vincent Kompany returned to the City starting line-up. But Aguero, who played up front alone in the first half, had a quiet game and City struggled to get anything going even though they dominated possession. Arsenal looked the more incisive at times and fit-again captain Kompany was made to look rusty. Kompany’s defensive partner Martin Demichelis also had some moments of uncertainty and Arsenal went close to taking the lead from one of them. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain seized on a weak Demichelis header and burst down the right before whipping in an inviting cross for Giroud but the Frenchman glanced his header wide. The Gunners broke through five minutes later as Nacho Monreal attempted to play a one-two with Giroud and was impeded by Kompany as he continued his run into the box. The Spaniard may have gone to ground easily but referee Mike Dean was in no doubt about the contact and Cazorla took full advantage from the spot. Cazorla converted a 24th-minute penalty and Giroud headed home from a set-piece with 67 minutes gone to put a dent in City’s Barclays Premier League title defence. City, despite the return of Sergio Aguero, created little in what was a generally dull game and the result left them five points behind leaders Chelsea with a trip to Stamford Bridge to come in a fortnight. City were unable to muster a dangerous response despite controlling plenty of the ball. One good Pablo Zabaleta break yielded nothing and Aguero was off-target with a header from a James Milner cross. Kompany’s frustrating afternoon continued as he was booked for a heavy challenge on Giroud. City boss Manuel Pellegrini reverted to his default 4-4-2 set-up after the break as Stevan Jovetic replaced Milner and moved alongside Aguero. The change of approach initially appeared to work and Aguero had their first serious shot with an effort that deflected wide. Jesus Navas was the first to test David Ospina, the deputy keeper again preferred to Wojciech Szczesny, with a powerful effort that was parried away. But the game also opened up and Sanchez curled an effort across goal after turning Zabaleta out wide. Dean then overlooked two possible fouls on the edge of the City area as a chance opened up for Aaron Ramsey on his return to the side but the Welshman shot over. City produced another good move but Laurent Koscielny made a vital interception as Navas fired a cross in Aguero’s direction. Arsenal applied the killer touch after 67 minutes after Sanchez was fouled by Jovetic. Cazorla clipped a free-kick into the area and Giroud reacted quickest, losing his marker Fernando to head home in simple fashion. It was not dissimilar to an Everton equaliser which also cost City points last week and the defending of set-pieces could be a concern. Sanchez threatened another with a powerful strike from the edge of the area but Joe Hart saved well. City tried to hit back and Monreal cleared unconvincingly over his own bar but the hosts did not consistently trouble their visitors. Arsenal efficiently and professionally played out the remainder of the game as City, despite the introduction of Frank Lampard, lacked inspiration. As in previous years, it appeared the absence of Yaya Toure due to the African Nations Cup had proved costly and City will be anxious to raise their levels when they face Chelsea. Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud struck in each half as Arsenal stunned lacklustre champions Manchester City 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium.last_img read more

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March Madness 2019 bubble watch: Seton Hall picks up much-needed win; Florida fails to bounce back

first_img Zion Williamson injury update: Duke star will not play vs. North Carolina —  Creighton held of Providence in overtime, 76-70. The Bluejays have now won four in a row. — Georgetown was noncompetitive in a 101-69 loss to DePaul. — NC State’s tournament hopes took a major hit Wednesday as it fell at home to Georgia Tech, 63-61. The win snapped a three-game Seton Hall losing streak.The Pirates entered play Wednesday projected by CBS Sports to be one of the last four in the field and they’re one of five Big East teams on the bubble. They hold some big wins this season — they topped both Kentucky and Maryland in non-conference action — but have also fallen to Nebraska, St. Louis and to DePaul twice. Related News Seton Hall will finish the regular season with another big opportunity against No. 23 Villanova before the Big East Tournament begins March 13.Meanwhile, the Gators dropped their second straight game when they fell to No. 10 LSU, 79-78.Florida (17-13) took a two-point lead on a 3-pointer by Jalen Hudson with seven seconds remaining. Tremont Waters, however, tied the score with a layup and LSU went on to win in overtime.Before falling to the Tigers, the Gators, who suffered a brutal loss to Georgia last weekend, were projected by CBS Sports to be a 10 seed in the NCAA Tournament. They’ll have another shot at a big win at Kentucky on Saturday.Other notable games— Iowa State has fallen back to the pack. The Cyclones fell to 12-18 West Virginia by 15 points on Wednesday. It was their fourth loss in five games.center_img Seton Hall picked up a much-needed win Wednesday while Florida missed a chance at a potential bid-clinching victory.The Pirates (17-12) trailed No. 16 Marquette by nine with 4:40 to play. But, they closed the second half on an 18-0 run and topped one of the Big East’s best teams, 73-64. Kansas’ Big 12 championship streak snapped: 5 fast factslast_img read more

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Costa Ballena Bulletin

first_imgCaroline and Hans have returned from their recent recipe hunt to Bali and have reopened for business. You’re welcome for dinner Thurs.-Sat. and at Indonesian brunch on Sundays, starting at 10:30 a.m. Reservations can be made at 2786-5054 or [email protected] Groups of up to 12 may reserve the whole restaurant.June 15 is the International Day of the Tree. In Ojochal, we celebrate this day as the Day of the Ojoche. There used to be quite a lot of ojoche trees in Ojochal, but now there are only a few. The Ojoche committee wants to reintroduce the ojoche tree in Ojochal, and you are invited to celebrate with us at the Salón Comunal in Ojochal, June 15, at 10 a.m. We will start with a civil act from the Tortuga School, with songs and an explanation of the day. Then there will be a presentation about the ojoche tree by Dr. Martín Artavia, expert ojoche biologist. Federico Solórzano from the organization Planet Conservation will amuse us with his stories. At the end of the celebration, we will plant some ojoche trees. During the entire event there will be tasty, typical food available.On May 22, a well-known Costa Rican cyclist, Alejandro Alvarado, was hit and killed close to Liberia by a truck. The driver left the scene, but police caught him. Alejandro was training for the Guanaride, an international event in Costa Rica. On Sunday, June 24, an event will be held in Ojochal to launch the CUIDENOS campaign for cyclist safety on Costa Rica’s roads. For more information, visit http://cuidenos.org/eventos.htm or contact Marie-Danielle and Robert at [email protected] or 2786-5124.We hope that the CUIDENOS campaign will  help prevent cyclists’ deaths.The Costa Ballena Women’s Network will not meet in June. The group normally meets once a month with speakers and other events. Please contact Anja at [email protected] for more information.–Shawnell [email protected] Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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