Tokyo Olympic organizers reiterate ‘we will hold the games’

first_imgTOKYO (AP) — The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee had a simple message for fellow members of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party. Yoshiro Mori says the games will go on “no matter what situation would be with the coronavirus.” Mori is also a former Japanese prime minister. He has been the main cheerleader for several weeks in Japan and has been backed in Switzerland by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach as reports have swirled that the Olympics might be canceled. The IOC has aggressively pushed back and says the Olympics will open on July 23.last_img read more

Dominica promotes health and wellness through daily yoga classes

first_imgHealthLifestyleLocalNews Dominica promotes health and wellness through daily yoga classes by: – June 17, 2011 Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img 17 Views   no discussions Share Photo credit: healthyoga.comWhile many persons may say that Dominica has shifted its dependence on agriculture to tourism, focus is now being placed on promoting health and wellness to visitors and locals alike.This statement came from yoga instructor, Miss Charity Robinson, who has been conducting yoga classes at the fort young hotel for the past three months.The yoga classes which have been endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism, seeks to give locals and visitors an opportunity to experience wellness in Dominica’s pristine environment.Classes are being conducted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm to 6:45pm, Tuesdays from 6am to 7:15am and Fridays from 7am to 8:15am.Miss Robinson says the sessions are divided into various segments.Miss Robinson says that the sessions cater to people of all ages and has received positive feedback from its participants.As of late, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Tourism has been promoting Dominica as one of the prime locations in the world for health and wellness, where yoga, health eating and beauty therapy takes precedence.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Giggs enjoying coaching role

first_imgRyan Giggs is enjoying his new player-coach role at Manchester United, even though the team’s results this season have not been as good as he would have hoped. Press Association The 39-year-old Welsh midfielder, who has spent his entire career at United, was appointed to David Moyes’ backroom staff after the Scot became Red Devils boss over the summer. So far in the 2013-14 season, United have won only three of their seven Barclays Premier League games, drawn one and lost three, including a 4-1 derby defeat at Manchester City and 2-1 home reverse against West Brom. center_img Giggs has been linked with the Wales national team manager’s job – currently occupied by Chris Coleman – but regarding his present position, he told the Manchester Evening News: “I am enjoying my coaching role at Manchester United – it has been great. “It hasn’t yet got to the point when I go into the dressing room and everything falls quiet. “But education is the next step in my career and I’m enjoying it. I am enjoying working with the new manager. “Personally, I would prefer better results but we are only seven or eight games into the season.” last_img read more

Mississippi River flood risk still high but has dropped

first_imgDAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – Mississippi River flood chances remain high in eastern Iowa’s Quad-Cities area but have dropped significantly in the past two weeks, the National Weather Service said in its latest spring flood outlook.The report released Thursday showed a 59% chance of major flooding – down from 95% reported on Feb. 27.The report says the drop was due to a prolonged period of dry weather across much of the Mississippi River Valley and a favorable snowmelt. The report says it does remain important to note that the overall risk of flooding remains high through the spring.Crews evacuated people from buildings and cars on April 30 when a flood barrier failed along the Mississippi River, sending floodwaters rushing into downtown Davenport.The Quad-City Times reported that Thursday’s outlook was the last of three released this winter by the weather service’s Davenport office. It said the “risk of major flooding is above normal for the entire reach of the (Mississippi) River from Dubuque, Iowa, through Gregory Landing, Mo.”last_img read more

Fort Pierce man accused of shooting neighbor’s 2 dogs

first_imgA 62-year-old Fort Pierce man is accused of shooting his neighbor’s two dogs, killing one of them and seriously injuring another.Police arrested Jorge Rosado on Friday after officers were called to the 1700 block of North 15th Street.Police say when they arrived they found two dogs had been shot and were being taken to an animal hospital by their owner.The owners say Rosado was cursing and yelling from his fenced-in yard before shooting the two pit bull mixes multiple times “without provocation” as the dogs were outside his fence.One of the dogs died at the hospital and the other was seriously wounded.He was charged with two counts of animal cruelty and one count each of possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon and discharging a firearm in public or residential property.last_img read more