first_img Share 19 Views   no discussions This Southern-style cake is festive enough to serve at a party and certain to please all the children present.Coca Cola is added to both the cake and the frosting.The cake can be topped with white or pastel-colored marshmallows and chopped pecans. Serve with a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream.Ingredients2 cups all-purpose flour2 cups granulated sugar1 cup butter1 cup cola2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder2 eggs, slightly beaten1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk1 tsp. baking soda1 tsp. vanilla2 cups tiny marshmallowsCocoa-Cola Frosting1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted1/2 cup pastel-color tiny marshmallows (optional) Tweet Share Food & DiningLifestyle Cocoa-Cola Cake. by: – April 5, 2011center_img DirectionsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan. In large bowl, stir together flour and granulated sugar. Set aside.In medium saucepan, combine butter, cola, and cocoa powder. Cook and stir over medium heat until butter melts.Pour over flour mixture. Add eggs, buttermilk, baking soda, and vanilla; mix well. Stir in marshmallows. Pour into prepared baking pan.Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on wire rack.Spread Cocoa-Cola Frosting over cake. Sprinkle with pecans and marshmallows, if desired.Cocoa-Cola Frosting: In medium bowl, beat 1/3 cup butter with electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Slowly add 2 cups powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, beating until combined. Add 1/4 cup cola, beating until combined. Gradually beat in 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar until combined. If necessary, beat in enough additional cola, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make frosting easy to spread. Share Sharing is caring! Recipe source: Better Homes & Gardenslast_img read more

first_img Sharing is caring! By: Joseph Thomas, News Contributor Share LocalNews DFC Awards 2011 by: – March 11, 2011 Share Share 45 Views   no discussions The Dominica Festivals Commission has announced it prize list for the 2011 Carnival season at a press conference held this morning at the Calypso House in Bath Estate, Roseau.Topping the list of awardees was Thunder Birds as the Adult Band of the year with a prize of $15,000.00, second place went to Carnival Corner which will receive $10,000.00 and Mercury Band placed third with an award of $5,000.00The Best Old Mass Band for the Monday Parade and thier prize is $3,500.00 while the Waasin Sensay of Grand Bay placed second and the Good Hope Darkies placed third. Carnival Corner also received awards for The Best King and Best Queen of the Band .Best Individual was the former Chairman of the CDC Reggie Burke, while the award for the Best float went to Team Work Spirit. The school band of the year award went to the Grandbay Primary School and they will receive $10,000.00, The Pre Schoolers came in second and their prize amount is $5000.00 and third place prize award of $3000.00 went to the Goodwill Secondary School.The Special Award for Carnival Spirit went to Africulture Stilt Walkers whilst the Special Award for band which played the most calypsos went to the Fanatik Band.The CDC is estimated to spend about $63, 000.00 in prizes for the festivities just concluded. Tweetlast_img read more

first_img Share LocalNews Salisbury Reunion:Building Community with Pride and Unity by: – April 27, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Mr Curth Charles receiving donation from Mrs Delia Frederick of B&C Bakery in SalisburyThe Salisbury Commitee held its Media Launch for the Salisbury Reunion at the National Development Foundation of Dominica Conference Room at 10:00am today. Residents and others gathered as Mr Robert John hosted the event, informing listeners of their objectives in enhancing the village of Salisbury. In the past nine to ten months, the commitee has been holding a reunion friday night bar, as means to raise funds for the upcoming events that are to be held from July 23rd to August 7th 2011.Listen to Mr. Curth Charles on an overview of the Reunion to be held. During the ceremony of the media lauch, the commitee received a sponsor from Mrs. Delia Frederick of B&C Bakery of $1000, who was sitted in the crowd. They also received a second sponsor who was viewing the live streaming on BawiTV, from Fortuno Cuffy of another $1000.The Commitee is also soliciting sponsorship from other Business with different categories being:Platinum Sponsors (cash and kind amounting to $40,000 or higher)all benefits of the Gold Sponsorship and:Exclusive rights, no competing products or services at the reunionfull page advertisment in the Reunion MagazineLogo placed on all promotional items such as banners, T-shirts, mugs, chains, etcGold Sponsors (cash and kind from $20,000 to $39,999)all beneifts of the silver Sponsorship and:a sales booth in Reunion Village at all the activitiestickets (amounts negotiable) available to all the showshalf page advertisment in the Reunion MagazineLogo placed on selected promotoional items such as banners, T-shirts, etcSilver Sponsors (cash and kind from $5,000 to $19,999)all beneifts of the Bronze Sponsorship and:a sales booth available at reunion village for selective activitiesadditional branding through out the entire community of salisburyQuarter page advertisment in the Reunion MagazineBronze Sponsors (cash and kind from $500 to $4,999)Residents encouraged to patronize our sponsorsbranding at the reunion villageextensive marketing coverage through local media outletsadvertising on, BawiTV , and FacebookLogo placed on all Reunion Banners.Click here to listen to Mr. Curth charles    Click here to listen to Ms. Golda Scotland singing Wonderful World The event was well attended and the Opposition Leader Hon. Hector John was present to support the commitee. We wish them well and every success in their up coming events.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Tweet Share 59 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

first_img 99 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Share Education Minister Andrew HolnessKINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Education Minister Andrew Holness is on the cusp of becoming Jamaica’s ninth prime minister since independence, when Bruce Golding formally tenders his resignation to the governor-general on Sunday, October 23, and the new prime minister is sworn in.On assuming the most powerful executive position in the country’s political directorate, Holness will also create history by being the youngest person to do so, at age 39.While he will not be the youngest person to be appointed head of government within the English-speaking Caribbean, missing out on this achievement by seven years, he will, nonetheless, join the small band of regional leaders who have assumed this position, prior to reaching age 40.Others who have done so are Bharrat Jagdeo, who became Guyana’s president in 1999 at age 35; and Roosevelt Skerrit, who was appointed prime minister of Dominica in 2004, at age 32.Holness’s anticipated elevation to prime minister, and the leadership of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), is perhaps, expected. In fact, his rise to the top position could be described as destiny fulfilled.Regarded as a protégé of former prime minister, Edward Seaga, who is credited with introducing him to politics, Holness was endorsed as the JLP’s candidate to contest the West Central St Andrew constituency in the 1997 General Elections, which he won, to become the area’s Member of Parliament (MP).In so doing, Holness became the youngest MP that year, at age 25. He was just one year older than Golding who contested and won the former West St Catherine constituency in the 1972 polls. Between 1999 and 2007, Holness served as opposition spokesperson on land and development; housing; and education. Interspersed with these duties, was his successful defence of the West Central St Andrew seat, during the 2002 national elections.Consequent on the JLP’s victory in the 2007 elections, and Holness’s retention of the constituency, he was appointed education minister, a position he has held since. He also has the distinction of being the youngest person appointed a Cabinet minister by Golding.As minister, his term in office has been marked by notable achievements, among them the establishment of the competence-based transition policy. Under the policy, the government aims to achieve 100 percent literacy among students at the primary level by 2015, with a strategy designed to improve the level of performance nationally, by at least seven percent, annually.He also introduced the alternative secondary transitional education programme (ASTEP), which provides intensive support and intervention for students who have not mastered the grade six achievement test (GSAT), so that they can successfully transition to the secondary level.Holness’s tenure was also marked by the establishment of centres of excellence for schools, a model for private/public sector partnership, in contributing to the education transformation process. The project is guided by a 16-point strategic plan that spans diagnostic testing, technology-supported lesson delivery, highly trained specialist teachers, and creating safe learning environments for students.The National Education Trust (NET) was another of the programmes implemented, through which funds are raised to develop the island’s education infrastructure, and to do away with the shift system in secondary schools.Holness also moved to have the state-owned Nutrition Products Limited (NPL), which produces snacks for school children, divested to private ownership, in a bid to make the entity more efficient in meeting the nutritional needs of students.Seaga, widely regarded as Holness’s mentor, welcomes and endorses him as an ideal candidate for the top position. He points out that the education minister “has the right make-up (and) the right characteristics” for the job.“While I am not in favour of this argument that you have to be young, youth is not an impediment if it is put to serve in the right (way). I have known other young people, who were more interested in serving themselves in politics, and for a time I lost my faith that we would ever find young people who could really be useful in becoming leaders to take this nation’s affairs on their shoulders. But Andrew, I think, is one who is not in that category, he is someone who is more focused on the national affairs of the country,” Seaga said.The former prime minister recalled meeting Holness while the latter served as executive director of the Voluntary Organisation for the Upliftment of Children (VOUCH), between 1994 and 1996.“I noted that the person who was running it (VOUCH) was a young man and we got to talking and after sufficient time had passed, I asked if he would like to join me in what I was doing, and he agreed. It’s unusual to find young men in those kinds of situations, because it’s an area in which you are trained to give, and to give support and to give assistance, and men are not that caring. If it was a woman in the position, I could have understood it more. So, to me, it was a unique situation,” he sais.Noting that Holness displays a “firm disposition,” Seaga said he is capable of making the correct decisions “with due consideration.”“Those are the tools you need to handle problems, and with those tools, I expect him to be able to cope. Now, it’s not every problem that you can cope with, and you always have to take advice, and that is the area in which he will have to, if he hasn’t yet mastered, learn how to adapt himself,” he suggested.In assuming the position of prime minister, Seaga says Holness will need to focus on the economy, education and agriculture.“The economy really comes first; until you fix that, you’re really not going anywhere. I think he had that as part of the training he had at the University of the West Indies (UWI) from which he graduated. But if he hadn’t, he would have learnt enough in the past four years in which the JLP has been in power, because of the amount of discussions that would have taken place on the economy, to have a full grasp of it,” he noted.Regarding education, Seaga credited Holness with initiating “far-reaching” and “ground breaking” ideas in the ministry.“So, I hope his care and attention to the Ministry (of Education) will be continued in one way or the other. You can’t solve all problems at one time. Pick the ones that are most important and the ones that can most readily be solved, so as to make some headway,” Seaga advised.By Douglas McIntoshCaribbean News Nowcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share NewsRegional Destiny fulfilled: Education minister’s rise to prime minster of Jamaica by: – October 19, 2011last_img read more

first_imgEducationLocalNewsPrimary Dominica moves towards the development of a school nutrition policy by: – November 29, 2011 Share 133 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share Food Policy Analyst of the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute, Mrs. Beverly Lawrence.The Ministry of Health is moving towards the development of a school nutrition policy and good-based nutrition guidelines for schools on the island.This as stakeholders in the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Ministry of Education are meeting today to discuss the current status of school feeding programs in Dominica.The one day consultation is expected to draft an evaluation plan and obtain consensus on critical issues to be addressed in the school feeding programs.Food Policy Analyst Mrs. Beverly Lawrence says there appears to be undesirable foods among children choices especially in the schools settings.She says this has promoted obesity in children and could lead to serious health problems.“The consumption of carbonated drinks among children is a major concern. Statistics show that over fifty percent of the children drink one or more carbonated soft drink in the last seven days and that’s a problem which must be dealt with. The statistics show also that they are more likely to buy them in schools,” she explained through a power point presentation.She said obesity is also another major factor affecting young children in Dominica, which stems from bad eating habits.“Dominica is among the highest from the statistics we have when it relates to obesity in children. It shows that 34% between the ages of 5-13 are overweight or obese,” she explained.Dominica Vibes News Tweetlast_img read more

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share LocalNews Project to reduce anti-social behavior among Dominican youth to be launched by: – February 13, 2012 Sharecenter_img 20 Views   no discussions Tweet St. Alphonsus Scout Troop. Photo credit: GIS NewsThe Dominica Scout Association will officially launch a project towards reducing ant-social behavior among the island’s youth on Monday.The project dubbed “Reducing Deviance in Our Youth Through Scouting” is the brain child of Chief Scout Commissioner Bonti Liverpool, and was submitted to the Messenger of Peace Program of the World Scout Federation with the assistance of the Operations Executive of the Inter-American Scout Regional Officer Ron Richardson.The Messenger of Peace programme is a 10 year initiative for the 161 member countries of the World Organization of the Scout Movement to involve individual scouts as well as National Scout Associations from all regions in peace building activities.Liverpool says the Dominica venture is a pilot project involving six schools in the Roseau area in three orientation camps, five deviance reduction workshops, five building construction workshops, six bi-monthly community monitoring exercises, two post-camp workshops to review and consolidate progress, culminating with a rally, fiesta and exhibition.“The launching will bring together Civil Service Mandarins, Commanders of the Uniformed Groups, captains of industry and commerce, trade union bosses, top educations, religious leaders, and leaders of civic society as scouting seeks to lead the charge in preserving not only the ecological environments, but also the social environment, partnering with the drug and alcohol treatment center, WISDOM TO KNOW, in its trust to provide Dominica with a drug free generation by year 2035, thus demonstrating the realness of its being a Messenger of Peace,” he added.The event is carded for 5pm at the Fort Young Hotel.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

first_img Tweet Share Share On Saturday 21st, the Elvis Welding Services Road Stars defeated the Lily Valley Sharks by a final score of 81-74 pts.The Road Stars came into this game looking for some revenge, after the surprise, game 1, 3 point loss, while the Sharks used their win as a confidence booster, as they looked to close off the series in a timely manner. Both teams had their strong squads, but were short of 1 key player; Thomas Felix for the Road Stars and Omari Williams for the Sharks. Referees for the night were Jeffery Murdock & Charles Hodge.The 1st quarter began with both teams pushing the offense; matching each other stride for stride, trading baskets on both ends. Lester Denis, had an interesting opening quarter for the Sharks, as he scored the 1st 13 points for his team, out of their 15 in that quarter. Taking high quality shots and excellent penetration to the basket, was his remedy. The quarter closed off with the Road Stars leading by a minimal 5 points, after numerous lead changes & ties. The 2nd quarter began, with defense leading the way, as offense from both teams had dried up a bit. A total of only 26 points had been scored in this period; 16 & 14, for the Road Stars & Sharks respectively. But with all this, the Road Stars had maintained their stance, and increased their lead by 2, to close the half with a 7 point lead, 34-27.With their fans behind them, and supporting in full voice, the Sharks opened the 3rd quarter on the front foot, clawing away at the small lead & getting themselves back into this important game 2. They had gotten to within 2 points, but then, were hit with a major blow, when their best & most influential player, Craig St. Rose, had to be hospitalized, due to an accidental elbow to the head, that split over the right eye open. With St. Rose out, the Road Stars used this to their advantage, as they continued to play hard & keep their lead going into the 4th & final quarter. The Road Stars knew that the Sharks were coming, and they knew they had to continue playing solid basketball to keep the lead & get the victory. The lead had been at 6 points, with about 5 minutes to go, and with Julian Isles being fouled out for the road stars, the sharks tried to make their final comeback, but it was too little, too late, as the Road Stars held on for the 7 point victory & tie the series at 1 game each & force a crucial game 3. St. Rose was later released, about an hour after the incident, and received a standing ovation from the hundreds of supporters, on his return to the basketball arena.Top performers for Road Stars were; Javeed Joseph – 25 pts, 6 reb, Fitzgerald Daniel – 17 pts, 8 asts and Julian Isles – 16 pts, 11 reb.The top performers for Sharks were; Lester Denis – 27 pts, 5 asts, Ray Charles – 15 pts, 4 reb and Mathias Douglas – 11 pts, 6 rebMeanwhile in game 2 on Saturday 21st, the Upper Village Hoosiers defeated the Fond Canie Rebels by the final score of 75- 62. After surrendering a 22 point lead in game 1, the Hoosiers were looking to avoid embarrassment and a loss. While the Rebels were on hand to continue to prove that they are a serious force to be dealt with, and bring back memories of their glory days of about 10 years ago, when they blew everyone away, and won championships, like it was a charity project. Teams had their full squads at their disposal, with only, Garvey “Shadow” Hillaire, unavailable for the Rebels. Referees for the night were Jeffery Murdock & Kent Daniel. With game 1 out of the way, the term “underdogs” was also gone with it, as there was not such, for this important game. The quarter opened in the same style and fashion as game 1, with the Hoosiers running their speedy offense & coming out with the early lead. The 1st period closed off with the Hoosiers leading by a minor 6 points, 20-14.The 2nd quarter was a lot more open than the 1st, with both teams fighting harder & making sure that they did the best, not to lose this game. Both teams received excellent fan support, as the basketball arena was packed to capacity. With about 4 minutes to go, the Rebels had taken the lead, and it seemed to be game 1 all over again, as the Hoosiers had lead all through, by as many as 10 points, but could not contain. They did manage to get the lucky break and lead by the same amount from the 1st, 6, 35-29. The 2nd half was offensively dominated by both teams, as a total of 73 pts, was scored; 40 to the Hoosiers and 33 to the Rebels. Following on, from their 6 point lead, the Hoosiers never trailed in the 2nd half & lead by 14, at the end of the 3rd quarter. The same offensive dominance continued into the 4th period & by time the rebels had started to make the comeback, it was already too late, with the Hoosiers closing off the game, and winning by a comprehensive 13 points, and tied the series 1-1 & force a game 3. Top performers for Hoosiers were; Joseph “Boone” Jno. Baptiste – 19 pts, 6 reb, 8 asts, Royce Caesar – 17 pts, 3 reb, 4 asts and Ramal Carbon – 14 pts, 10 reb.Top performers for Rebels were; Joel Mc’Intyre – 22 pts, 8 asts, 3 sts, Peter Ricketts – 12 pts, 6 reb and Ronald Bruno – 10 pts, 8 reb.Next games will be on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. – Elvis Welding Road Stars vs. Lily Valley Sharks and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. – Fond Canie Rebels vs. Upper Village Hoosiers.By: Edgar George Sharing is caring!center_img Share NewsSports Road Stars defeats Lily Valley Sharks in semi-final playoffs by: – April 24, 2012 29 Views   one commentlast_img read more

first_img Loading… At the same ceremony, Mendes saw clients Cristiano Ronaldo and Joao Felix also recognised. Juventus striker Ronaldo was named Player of the Year and Atletico Madrid attacker Felix the Young Player of the Year.Advertisement Mendes wins Globe Soccer agent of the year Jorge Mendes has been named 2019 Globe Soccer Awards’ agent of the year. Mendes said, “Thank you all: my collaborators, my family and to my clients. Here today we have the best footballer ever, Cristiano Ronaldo, and the best young man around, Joao Felix. Read Also:Jorge Mendes: Ronaldo could retire at Juve “It is a great satisfaction for me, just as it is an honor to be awarded every year. Thank you very much.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan8 Ways Drones Are Going To Change Our Lives10 Big Movie Stars Who Got Famous Thanks To Soap Operaslast_img read more

first_img “But we’ve done amazing things before at this club and with these players and the PSG game is for me a very good example how you can make a two-goal deficit work in your favour because we need the first goal.” Paul Pogba will also be absent at Etihad Stadium and fellow United midfielder Nemanja Matic is also doubtful after picking up a knock in Sunday’s 6-0 win over Tranmere in the FA Cup fourth round. Read Also: Solskjaer demands spirit of PSG as Man Utd prepare to tackle Man City City’s main concern is over defender Aymeric Laporte, who returned from a long-term injury in their Premier League win at Sheffield United on 21 January. The Frenchman played 75 minutes at Bramall Lane but was not involved in the FA Cup victory over Fulham on Sunday. Claudio Bravo is set to start in goal for the Blues, having played in all their domestic cup matches this season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…center_img Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he is wary of the threat that Manchester United will pose in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg. City dominated the first leg at Old Trafford on 7 January and will take a 3-1 lead into the encounter. Pep Guardiola has progressed from 23 of the previous 24 knockout ties as a manager when winning the first leg However, United won the Premier League meeting between the sides 2-1 on 7 December. “It’s Manchester United. They can do it, they have done it,” said Guardiola. “In these kind of games against incredible teams with incredible history, they have pride and I know how difficult it will be to reach the final.” United advanced against Paris St-Germain in similar circumstances in the Champions League last term but will travel across Manchester without several key players, including forward Marcus Rashford and midfielder Scott McTominay. “We’re a little bit lighter but we can’t just defend we have to go out there, try and keep the ball as well which isn’t too easy because they’re good at pressing so it needs to be perfect,” said United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.last_img read more

first_imgNew executive of Para-Powerlifting Federation of Nigeria led by former international and world record holder, Ruel Ishaku, visited the Youth and Sports Minister, Mr Sunday Dare in his office with two trophies. Promoted ContentPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Did You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhat Is The Fastest Way To Get 1 Million Followers On Instagram?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World Loading… L-R Mrs Tayo Oreweme, NOC President Habu Gumel, P.S. Gabriel Aduda, Youth and Sports Minister Mr Sunday Dare Receiving The Trophies from Acting President Of Para- Powerlifting Federation Ruel Ishaku in Abuja yesterday pic FMYSD FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Advertisementlast_img read more