New culture minister to be appointed in Haiti

first_img Share NewsRegional New culture minister to be appointed in Haiti by: – November 14, 2011 13 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Henriquez Choiseul was never sworn in to office as he was hospitalized prior to his October 18 inauguration. (Photo: gonaivesforum.com)PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Monday November 14, 2011 – A new Minister of Culture and Communication is to be selected following Friday’s passing of Henriquez Choiseul, the holder of that office.Choiseul, 51, died at the Ottawa Civic Hospital in Canada from cerebral hemorrhage after a long battle with diabetes and hypertension.Haitian President Michel Martelly said he was saddened by the news, and described Choiseul as a “son” of the country who was willing to work with the government to help bring about change.President Martelly said he and the members of his government sympathize with relatives and friends of the Minister.“With the early departure of the holder of Culture and Communication, the country loses a son animated by the desire to support the new government on the path of change as desired by the people of Haiti,” a statement said.Henriquez was never sworn in to office as he was hospitalized prior to his October 18 inauguration.Caribbean 360 Newslast_img read more

Tennis: Federer out for rest of 2020,to miss French and US Opens

first_img Promoted Content8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth20 Historical Things You Won’t Believe Actually HappenedIt Might Be Quentin Tarantino’s Last Movie7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best Car Manufacturers In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Roger Federer revealed he will miss the rest of the 2020 season after needing an additional surgery on his problematic right knee. Swiss tennis star Roger Federer is highest paid athlete for 2020 The Swiss maestro, who turns 39 this summer, went under the knife in February for arthroscopic treatment. It initially looked as though Federer had inadvertently timed his operation to perfection with the tennis season halted soon afterwards during coronavirus. But he took to Twitter to tell fans he had to have further an extra procedure as his recovery hit a stumbling block. And that ruled him out of both the US Open and rescheduled French Open, which are still on course to be staged later this year. Instead, the 20-time Grand Slam champion is focusing on getting himself fully fit again for the start of the 2021 season. Federer wrote: “Dear Fans. I hope you are staying safe and healthy. “A few weeks ago, having experienced a setback during my initial rehabilitation, I had to have an additional quick arthroscopic procedure on my right knee. “Now, much like I did leading up to the 2017 season, I plan to take the necessary time to be 100 per cent ready to play at my highest level. Loading… center_img “I will be missing my fans and the tour dearly but I will look forward to seeing everyone back on tour at the start of the 2021 season. The news comes just days after Federer’s coach Severin Luthi let out the recovery process was not going as smoothly as hoped and he faced a race to be fit for Flushing Meadows, which kicks off on August 24. Luthi said: “Roger’s recovery is not going as well as we expected. It is slower than we thought. “I believe that we can see some action again from that month. We are hoping for that.” The world No4 told fans in May he hadn’t been hitting – but insisted that was because he wanted a break while he had the chance rather than because of his body. He said: “I’m not training at the moment because I don’t see a reason for that to be honest. read also:Ronaldo Highest-paid Footballer as Federer tops 2020 Forbes list “I am happy with my body now and I still believe that the return of the tour is a long way off. “And I think it’s important mentally to enjoy this break, having played so much tennis. “When I’m getting towards returning and have a goal to train for, I think I will be super motivated.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Future ‘very positive’ for Walcott

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels Theo Walcott should be “very positive” of making a full recovery from his serious knee injury following surgery. The 24-year-old is set to be sidelined for six months after suffering anterior cruciate ligament damage when making a defensive tackle in the FA Cup third-round win over Tottenham, which shattered his World Cup dream. Wenger revealed the operation had gone “very well”, and now it would be a case of everyone focusing on the player’s long-term recovery. “We have fantastic players in midfield and it always allows us to keep what we call the ‘engine’ of the team fresh. “It is a real team effort. Maybe because every player in his position has a strong personality as well – you have that feeling. “I would say purely on the football front it’s true that we only have excellent players in every position and that allows you to have different types of teams that can really be efficient.” Following injury to Walcott, Arsenal are expected to move for some offensive cover during the transfer window. Auxerre forward Paul-Georges Ntep has been touted as a potential target, along with Schalke’s German forward Julian Draxler, who is said to have a £37million buy-out clause. Wenger, though, concedes pushing through a permanent big-money deal is notoriously difficult at this stage of the season. Gunners defender Per Mertesacker, though, would welcome another of his countrymen to the Emirates Stadium. Speaking to German sports website, www.spox.com, Mertesacker said: “We already have a little German academy here and I learned that German discipline and talents are very appreciated here (at Arsenal). “We would love to welcome a player like Draxler, he is so young and already plays a huge role in Schalke and in the national team.” Mertesacker added: “There is lots of talking about possible transfers, so I am curious about what is going to happen.” Press Association “The damage was real in the knee so he will have to take the needed time, so let’s not be hopeful that he will go to the World Cup – that is not possible, but overall his long-term future is very positive,” Wenger said to Arsenal Player. “It is about being fit for next season now.” As well as having to do without Walcott, the Barclays Premier League leaders have plenty of injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s visit of relegation battlers Fulham. Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky could play in a protective mask after surgery to correct a broken nose suffered in the 2-1 win at Aston Villa on Monday night when he was caught by a stray elbow from Gabriel Agbonlahor, but full-back Nacho Monreal is a major doubt after twisting a ligament in his foot. Captain Thomas Vermaelen (knee) is also sidelined, along with midfield duo Mikel Arteta (calf) and Aaron Ramsey (thigh). Striker Nicklas Bendtner could return from his ankle injury in the FA Cup tie against Coventry next Friday night. Despite plenty of fitness concerns, Wenger still feels his squad has enough strength in depth, particularly in midfield, as the Gunners look to hold off Manchester City and Chelsea in the title race. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kieran Gibbs and Lukas Podolski have all recently returned to fitness, boosting Wenger’s options. “In midfield we have plenty of quality players who you can rotate easily without really feeling ‘today we are weaker’,” Wenger said. last_img read more

Cole: United will struggle to attract biggest names

first_img New boys Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo all have potential, but they are currently not in the same league as the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Toni Kroos and Diego Costa, who have all gone to United’s rivals in the transfer window. More signings are expected before the window shuts, but former Red Devils striker Cole thinks United will struggle to sign the very best players. “I know a lot of people have been complaining about the club not bringing enough players in, but it gets tougher when you don’t have European football because if you want to try and bring in the best, you have to entice them with European football,” said Cole, who was speaking at the launch of Manchester United and Apollo Tyre’s Go The Distance Pitch at Old Trafford. “Like it or not, every top player wants to play in Europe, and this year we aren’t playing in it.” Cole’s former team-mate Paul Scholes said he thinks the club needs to sign five new players to stop them slipping into the “wilderness”. United have been linked with a number of other players, including Angel di Maria, Kevin Strootman and Daley Blind. And Cole believes reinforcements are required quickly. “I think we need to buy more players,” said the former United hitman, who scored 121 times in 275 appearances for the club. Thanks to their seventh-place finish under David Moyes, United did not qualify for Europe last year for the first time in almost a quarter of a century. United have been well behind their rivals in the transfer market this summer too despite the appointment of manager Louis van Gaal. Andrew Cole thinks the best players in the world will not want to sign for Manchester United while they are out of the Champions League. Press Association “We need to improve competition for places. If you are going to get stronger you need to buy players. “And if you want to finish in a higher position you have got to bring in better players. “You have to make sure your football club does that. I think it has been tough for them.” Cole enjoyed a glittering six-year spell at Old Trafford, winning the Barclays Premier League five times as well as the Champions League. Despite last weekend’s defeat to Swansea, the former England frontman believes Van Gaal will enjoy a successful debut season at Old Trafford. Cole even thinks the title is not beyond United’s reach this term. “Nothing is above Manchester United,” he said. “Many years ago Alan Hansen said you’ll never win anything with kids and we won the Premier League that year. Anything is possible.” last_img read more

Mark Hughes: Stoke not used to compliments but ready to adapt to higher profile

first_imgMark Hughes is keen for Stoke to build on their impressive victory over Manchester City – and accepts they might have to get used to no longer flying under the radar after the performance drew lofty praise from the Spanish press. And in terms of what might follow, he said: “It was a level of performance we hope we’re capable of on more than just one occasion. “The challenge for us is to reproduce it on a regular basis.” Hughes, who has guided the club to two consecutive ninth-placed Barclays Premier League finishes and this season’s Capital One Cup semi-finals since taking charge in 2013, feels the perception of ‘long-ball Stoke’ has now completely disappeared. “I think that’s probably right,” said the Welshman, whose side are currently 11th, a point off sixth. “It has been two and a half years of a lot of work and the players deserve all the credit, because it was not an easy change we have tried to do. “When I got the job, I recognised very quickly I had a good group of players with the potential to maybe play in a slightly different way and still be successful.” Stoke remain without Peter Crouch, Peter Odemwingie (both hamstring) and Shay Given (knee), but Marc Muniesa (hamstring) could return to first-team action on Saturday. Press Association The manager wants more of the same going forward – and acknowledges that is only likely to increase attention on the side. When asked at his press conference for Saturday’s trip to West Ham about the ‘Stokelona’ tag, Hughes, a former Barcelona player himself, said: “There is an obvious interest in what we’re doing here what with the Catalan connection. “They have great affection for Bojan, who they see very much as one of their own, so they are really pleased when he is doing well – and, as a consequence, when we are doing well. “Compliments are fine when they are deserved, and arguably they were, given the level of performance. “So we will take them – although it probably doesn’t sit too comfortably with us at the moment because we are not used to it! “Usually we fly underneath the radar and just get on with our business. “If the profile of what we are doing is raised, then we have to deal with that as well – it is part of the challenge we have ahead of us.” Hughes rates last Saturday’s game – in which he started Bojan, Xherdan Shaqiri, two-goal hero Marko Arnautovic and Afellay together in a dynamic attack – as even better from Stoke’s perspective than the 6-1 thrashing of Liverpool on the final day of last season. Barcelona-based newspaper La Vanguardia this week labelled the Potters ‘Stokelona’ following the 2-0 win at the Britannia Stadium last Saturday. Ex-Barca men Bojan Krkic and Ibrahim Afellay – the former in particular – played their part as Stoke showed well and truly that they have moved on under Hughes from the long-ball tactics with which they were once so closely associated. last_img read more

Adarsh bags two more gold medals

first_imgNew Delhi, June 17: Haryanas Adarsh Singh claimed two more gold medals as he emerged triumphant in the 25m Standard Pistol senior and junior men’s category at the KSS Memorial Shooting Championship here on Sunday evening. Adarsh had bagged a gold in the 25M Air Rapid Fire Pistol team and individual junior category. He continued his gold rush as he raced away to a score of 576 while Indian Navy’s Rajat Kumar Yadav secured the silver with a score of 572. Air Force’s Shivam Shukla missed out on the silver and had to settle for bronze as he fell short of just one point. Meanwhile, Bengal teenager Mehuli Ghosh shot 632.7 to finish on top of the charts in the 10M Air Rifle qualification round. IANSlast_img read more

Chiefs rally to beat 49ers…Mahomes is SB MVP…Hill provides game-changing catch

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl champions after scoring three touchdowns over the final 6:13 of a 31-20 triumph over the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners led 20-10 until Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) engineered two drives that ended with short scoring passes to Travis Kelce (KEHL’-see) and Damien Williams. Williams finished with 104 yards rushing, including a 38-yard scoring burst that put the game out of reach.MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was named the MVP of Super Bowl 54 after shaking off a pair of interceptions to lead their comeback win. Mahomes struggled with his accuracy for 3 ½ quarters before finishing 26 of 42 for 286 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for a first-quarter touchdown as Kansas City won the championship game for the second time in three appearances.MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill made what proved to be the momentum changing catch of Sunday’s Super Bowl win over the 49ers. The Chiefs trailed by 10 and faced 3rd-and-15 in the fourth quarter when Hill got behind three defenders and grabbed a 44-yard pass from Patrick Mahomes. The 49ers came in having allowed only eight completions this season on passes thrown more than 20 yards downfield. Associated Press MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kansas City and head coach Andy Reid both ended decades of frustration by winning Super Bowl 54 against the 49ers. It’s the first championship for the Chiefs in 50 years, when Len Dawson helped them defeat the Minnesota Vikings, 24-7 in Super Bowl 4. Reid entered the game as the winningest coach in NFL history without a Super Bowl triumph before getting one with his 222nd victory in his 21st season.MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The 49ers have become the third team in Super Bowl history to give up a 10-point lead in the second half, doing it in the last 6 ½ minutes of their 31-20 loss to the Chiefs. Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan has now had seven drives as a play-caller in the fourth quarter of Super Bowls, and his teams have four punts, two turnovers, one failed fourth down and only six first downs. Shanahan was the Atlanta Falcons’ offensive coordinator when they coughed up a 28-3 in the second half of a 34-28 overtime loss to the New England Patriots three years ago. February 3, 2020 Chiefs rally to beat 49ers…Mahomes is SB MVP…Hill provides game-changing catchlast_img read more

Women of Troy find their spark in first win of the season

first_imgIf the USC women’s cross country team was looking for a burst of momentum heading into the last month of the season, it found it Saturday at the Vanguard Invitational in Costa Mesa, Calif.The Women of Troy had by far their best race as a team thus far this season, winning the meet with a season-best 47 points, 27 better than second-place Orange Coast College. Rounding out the top-10 team finishers were Concordia, Point Loma, host Vanguard, Cal State Los Angeles, Westmont, Cal State Fullerton, Loyola Marymount and the Master’s College.The win was the first for the Women of Troy this season.With the looming Pac-10 Championships and with a disappointing finish at the Stanford Invitational still in their minds, USC desperately needed a breakout team performance. The Women of Troy did not disappoint. USC’s five scoring runners finished with an average 5K time of 18:23.80, and the top seven runners all finished in the top-20 overall.Junior Zsofia Erdelyi led the way for USC, placing fourth overall with a time of 18:05. Junior Christine Cortez finished eigth overall, followed by senior Katherine Ellis (ninth overall), senior captain Bridget Helgerson (14th) and junior Zara Lukens (17th). Freshman Kelly Owen (19th overall) and sophomore Leah Gaeta (20th) rounded out the top-7 for USC.Erdelyi’s performance was especially impressive. The junior had battled injuries and the flu before and during the season before Saturday’s strong fourth place finish.Helgerson, too, experienced a slow start to the season due to injuries and slightly sub-par performances. The team captain came back in a big way Saturday, finishing with a time of 18:33, averaging just less than six minutes per mile.Next up for the Women of Troy is the 6K Cal State Northridge Invitational on Oct. 16. The Women of Troy will look to build on Saturday’s strong performance and begin the drive towards the team’s ultimate goal: the Pac-10 Championships in Long Beach on Oct. 30.last_img read more

No. 1 USC upset by No. 11 Pepperdine

first_imgSenior outside hitter Murphy Troy gives us his thoughts after the match. Troy finished with a season-best and match-high 29 kills, while also breaking the USC career rally scoring era record in the process.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________USC coach Bill Ferguson gives us his thoughts after the match as well.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________last_img read more

Alexis Kaiser’s power bat makes her one of Syracuse’s best hitters

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Alexis Kaiser’s freshman season had just ended, but another opportunity already emerged. It was an invite from Stacy Iveson, one that reached Kaiser in the spring and offered her the chance to join the Israeli national team for the 2019 European Championships.All Kaiser needed was at least one grandparent who was an Israeli citizen, and she was just one of 13 current or former Division-I softball players in the United States that met the criteria. The offer came out of nowhere, but a month later, Kaiser boarded a plane and started training in Israel. The ultimate goal was a top-eight finish in the Czech Republic and a 2020 Olympic qualification, but Kaiser also became an Israeli citizen in the process. She was one of two current NCAA athletes on the team — others were coaches or recent graduates. She hit .368 over nine games as the five hitter, rotational catcher and pinch hitter.“She was a very strong and talented athlete and great hitter,” Iveson said. “Just a solid person you would want to have as part of your team.”The invite wasn’t necessarily a reward for Kaiser, but a freshman season with the Orange that started with a home run in her first at bat and ended with a .250 average certainly helped her earn it. After years of gymnastics, soccer and just about every other recreational sport, Kaiser discovered softball and gradually became the home-run hitter she is for Syracuse. She led the Orange in home runs (7) and had the fourth best slugging percentage despite only playing in 38 of the team’s 53 games in 2019 because of a concussion.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I’ve always been strong, I’m a bigger kid,” Kaiser said. “I had so much strength that I could hit it out of the infield when I was really young.”Roshan Fernandez | Asst. Digital EditorWhen she was 11 years old, Kaiser played club softball for the first time and had coaches that influenced her to play in high school and beyond. She dedicated her time between Canyon Del Oro High School’s team and her travel team, which played an hour and a half away in Phoenix.Kaiser loved softball because it can be an individual sport. If the team is having a rough stretch or isn’t playing well, Kaiser said, she can still count her home runs. And that was her strength.Connecting for long hits was natural for Kaiser. At Canyon Del Oro, Kaiser was an important part of the 2017 team that brought home its ninth state title in school history. During the four games of Canyon Del Oro’s playoff run, she homered against Gila Ridge in the first round and drove in four of the Dorados’ 32 runs. Nearly half the girls from that season went on to play in college, but it was Kaiser leading Canyon Del Oro with 14 home runs and a First-Team All-State award.“She was an incredible hitter, so we always relied on her to come up in big situations or set the tone for the game,” Canyon Del Oro coach Kelly Fowler said. “You always have to have a leader both on the team and in the dugout, so she was both. You just can’t have a championship team without a leader.”As a sophomore, Kaiser verbally committed to Syracuse. Playing collegiate softball was always a goal and Syracuse “felt like home,” Kaiser said. She won SU’s starting catcher job after the fall season, but suffered a minor concussion during the year when multiple foul tips in practice struck her mask. Kaiser was sidelined for several weeks — a drastic change of pace for someone who hadn’t gone a week without playing softball since age seven — and by the time she recovered, Gianna Carideo had taken over her spot behind the plate.“I hated not being there,” Kaiser said.Nabeeha Anwar | Design EditorKaiser hit the best out of any bench player, so head coach Shannon Doepking moved her to designated hitter. That didn’t discourage Kaiser, it was just different. She ended the season with 100 at-bats and 25 hits, laying the foundation for an expanded role in the future.Her home runs, most over the left field fence, reinforced why she was recruited by former Syracuse head coach Mike Bosch in the first place. Doepking often placed her in the middle of the Orange’s lineup and relied on Kaiser’s power to help the Orange score runs in bunches.“Coach Doepking always preaches to us ‘just own your role,’” Kaiser said. “…When I came back from my concussion I knew that all I had to do for this team was have a good bat.”Even after her summer in Israel, Kaiser might not be Syracuse’s starting catcher. Carideo is no longer with the Orange roster, but Kaiser experimented with outfield in the fall — a position she had rarely played to that point.She might have to abandon her life-long position of catcher, but her spot in Syracuse’s batting order is secure. Chances for RBIs will still exist. The Orange will find a way to get her pull-hitting power into the lineup. And ever since her concussion, Kaiser’s grown to accept that.“I liked the idea of being part of a program where we can build ourselves up,” Kaiser said. “And I think we’re gonna do that this year.” Comments Published on January 28, 2020 at 11:02 pm aekaylor@syr.edu | @cincinnallielast_img read more