Cooperative movement wants more people to come together for job creating in Dominica

first_img Share Share LocalNews Cooperative movement wants more people to come together for job creating in Dominica by: – January 20, 2012 Tweet 27 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Photo credit: molsmed.gov.ttThe cooperative movement here is hoping that more people will come together to pool their resources in creating jobs on the island.This as the island observes a number of activities to celebrate the International Year of the Cooperatives (IYC) 2012.The cooperatives movement on Thursday launched a calendar of events to mark IYC in Dominica.Commissioner of Cooperatives Mariette Canoville said the Co-operative Movement was introduced into India by the Government as the only method by which farmers could overcome their burden of debt and keep them away from the clutches of the money-lenders.“There are 7,261 cooperatives active in 13 member states in the Brazillian economy. In 2009, they exported a total of 3, 6 billion dollars and had turnover of 44, 25 million dollars. I mention this to show that countries like India and Brazil now famous for rapid development are enamored with their cooperative movement and why not Dominica? This is why we hope to generate the necessary interest that will advance the cause of cooperative societies and urged more people to come together as one pooling resources together to create jobs and progress in our country,” he said.The International Year of Co-operatives was declared on December 21st, 2011 by the United Nations assembly under the theme “Cooperative enterprises build a better world.The objective is to highlight the contribution of cooperatives to socio-economic development.In adopting resolution 64/136 on December 18, the Assembly noted that cooperatives impact poverty reduction, employment, generation and social integration.Meanwhile Canoville said there are also plans to get more young people involved in the movement.“We have a Junior Cooperatives Conference to be held at the Public Training Center tomorrow. The hope is to get more young people involved in cooperatives. The panel discussion will talk about sustainable development for the youth. We have one registered junior cooperative and many study groups. About 80% of the schools have saving union-nets but they are not registered as cooperatives,” she said.The IYC has also establishment a national committee and a secretariat.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Watch Video: Manny Pacquiao receives hero’s welcome to the Philippines

first_imgBoxer Manny Pacquiao receives a hero’s welcome on his return home to the Philippines on Wednesday after losing to Floyd Mayweather in their world welterweight super-fight on 2 May.The 36-year-old has his arm in a sling following shoulder surgery to address an injury he says affected his performance. Pacquiao maintains that he deserved to win what was the most lucrative fight in boxing history, with total revenue expected to top $500m (£320m)last_img

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Hat-trick hero Ronaldo first to 100 Champions League goals

first_imgReal Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano RonaldoMadrid, Spain | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo made history by becoming the first player to reach 100 Champions League goals as he scored a hat-trick in Tuesday’s quarter-final second leg against Bayern Munich.The Portugal star, who racked up a century of goals in Europe in the first leg, headed in his first of the game on 76 minutes before firing Real back ahead in the tie on 105 minutes.Ronaldo struck his third goal five minutes later to all but secure Real’s place in the semi-finals.He has now scored 85 goals in 85 appearances in the Champions League for Madrid.He also netted 15 in the competition and one in a qualifier for Manchester United prior to moving to the Spanish capital in 2009.Tuesday’s treble extended Ronaldo’s lead over Barcelona rival Lionel Messi as the top scorer in Champions League history. Messi has 94, 11 of which have come in this season as the competition’s top scorer.However, the Argentine is unlikely to have many more opportunities to add to that tally this season after Barcelona were thrashed 3-0 by Juventus in the first leg of their quarter-final tie.We gave it our all, says Leicester’s VardyJamie Vardy said Leicester City would depart the Champions League with their heads held high after falling to Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals following a 1-1 second-leg draw on Tuesday.Vardy’s 61st-minute strike gave Leicester hope, but Saul Niguez’s first-half opener, allied to Antoine Griezmann’s first-leg penalty, took Atletico through with a 2-1 aggregate win.“We absolutely gave it our all, especially in the second half. They made a lot of blocks on the line,” Vardy told BT Sport at the King Power Stadium.“We were in the ascendancy. We made a tactical change with Leo (Ulloa) on to give an aerial threat. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be. But we gave it our all and left it all out on the pitch.“On another day, some could have gone in. But we can be proud. From the display you’ve seen, it was a fantastic effort.”Leicester were making their first appearance in the Champions League following last season’s 5,000-1 title triumph in the Premier League. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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How to Get Green and Opt Out of Phone Books and…

first_imgOpt out of catalogs: Catalog Choice offers a quick and easy way to opt out of catalog mailings. Just go to www.CatalogChoice.org to set up an account. Once you receive your password via e-mail, you can browse by catalog names from the huge list and start deleting. The program is offered by the Ecology Center, a California-based organization that promotes sustainable living. Submitted by Thurston County Solid WasteSigning up for opt out lists is a quick and easy way to reduce wasteSummer is in full swing with all the familiar sights and sounds, including this year’s crop of phone books in yellow plastic bags that sprout up next to area mailboxes. But each year more and more phone books go unused and unwanted—that’s a lot of wasted water, paper and energy that all too often ends up as roadside litter.Wouldn’t it be great if you could clear out the clutter in and around your mailbox? With just a few clicks of the computer mouse, you too can get green and reduce waste by opting out of receiving phone books and other junk mail.Opt out of phone books: Eliminating several phone books at once is as simple as going to www.YellowPagesOptOut.com. Once you create an account, you can click on the local directories that you no longer wish to receive. Be sure to share this tip with your neighbors as well. Opt out of “junk mail” and marketing mail lists: A good way to remove your name from several national mailing lists at once is to sign up for the Direct Marketing Association’s Mail Preference Service at www.DMAchoice.org. This website provides instructions on how to register online or via U.S. mail. This service is only for national mailing lists (not local) and only for residential addresses (not business addresses). The service is good for five years.If you receive a phone book or see unused and unwanted phone books in your neighborhood, don’t let them become litter—the phone books are recyclable in your curbside bin, but be sure to remove the plastic bag first.For more waste prevention ideas, visit www.ThurstonSolidWaste.org.center_img Facebook151Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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