Share BusinessLocalNews NBD Kicks Off One Million Hours of Tree Planting by: – October 23, 2013 Share On Saturday, October 19th, the National Bank of Dominica Limited kicked off the planting phase of the One Million Hour Tree Planting Project. Over 50 staff members came out to plant trees along the Canefield Highway. The group was joined by employees of Generation of Opportunities, The Canefield Urban Council, Clear Habour, The Forestry Division and Mac’s Plant Nursery.The tree planting project started at the Canefield airport entrance and moved south to NAPA. The One Million Hour Tree Planting Project was the brain-child of Generation of Opportunities (GO) and is being implemented under the GEF Small Grant Programme in partnership with other corporate sponsors. Like the name suggests, the project aims to achieve one million man hours of planting trees, shrubs and flowers in communities around Dominica. This will help prevent soil erosion and protect against the negative effects of climate change, while generally beautifying the island.NBD is a gold sponsor and is the first group to plant under this project since the launch one year earlier, in October 2012. Last Saturday’s planting project contributed the first 172 hours towards the one million hours.Maureen Lander White, head of NBD Staff Activities said that “[they] hoped to set the tone for the upcoming Community Day of Service and create a welcoming environment for visitors and residents of Canefield.” She noted that “NBD had committed to adopt the area from Donkey Beach entrance to the Canefield Airport entrance and in collaboration with the Canefield Urban Council will take up the responsibility, of maintaining the area.”Suzanne Joseph- Piper, Executive Manager for Marketing at NBD said that “the Bank is elated to have come on board with this project. We expect that if the project is executed as planned, it will not only assist in preserving our environment, but also in protecting our country’s brand, which will allow us to build Dominica as a top tourist destination and a beautiful place for us all to live in”. Founder of Generation of Opportunities, Rhoda St. John, thanked NBD for taking the lead in this phase of the project and setting the momentum for other groups to follow. “We are grateful for your (NBD’s) commitment in seeing that the project meets its objectives.” Miss St. John also thanked Josephine Gabriel and Company and Miniya’s for providing (Trois Piton) water to the group. Most of all she thanked GEF Small Grant programme for seeing the need of this project and support to the programme as well as all other sponsors. 19 Views no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring!
Annandale Secondary handed Lodge Secondary their first loss to date, brushing aside the Jamoon Drive institution 2-0 on Sunday in the GuyOil/Tradewind Tankers U18 Secondary School Football Championship. Staged at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue, first half goals secured the vital three points for the East Coast Demerara unit, who rebounded following their humiliating loss to Wismar/Christianburg in their previous clash.Junior Ferreira broke the deadlock, as he etched his name on the scorer’s sheet in the 22nd minute. The contest was then sealed in the 36th minute, as Omari Glasgow made his presence felt.Vergenoegen mauled Charlestown 5-1. Ronaldo Macey led the rout with a double in the fourth and 42nd minute. He was assisted by goals from Troy Skeete, Esan Hamer and Brentnol Bobb in the 39th, 47th and 54th minute each. On the other side, Carlos Agard netted in the 44th minute. Similarly, Uitvlugt downed Queenstown 5-1.Jaden Edwards bagged a double in the 47th and 63rd minute, while Anthony Benn, Rueben Dainty and Michael McKend scored in the 19th, 55th and 65th minute respectively.For the loser, Carl Chisolm found the back of the net in the 20th minute. Meanwhile, Linden institution Wismar/Christianburg Secondary defeated St. Rose’s High via walkover. Complete ResultsGame-1Uitvlugt-5 vs Queenstown-1 Uitvlugt ScorersJaden Edwards-47th and 63rdAnthony Benn-19th Rueben Dainty-55thMichael McKend-65thQueenstown ScorerCarl Chisolm-20th Game-2Wismar/Christianburg vs St. Rose’s Wismar won via walkover Game-3 Vergenoegen-5 vs Charlestown-1Vergenoegen ScorersRonaldo Macey-4th and 42nd Troy Skeete-39thEsan Hamer-47thBrentnol Bobb-54th Charlestown ScorerCarlos Agard-44th Game-4Annandale-2 vs Lodge Secondary-0Junior Ferreira-22ndOmari Glasgow-36th
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Completing their final full practice before the preseason finale in New Orleans, the Ravens continued to be without most of their projected starting secondary on Tuesday.Cornerbacks Jimmy Smith (chest), Lardarius Webb (back), and Asa Jackson (ankle) and safety Matt Elam (leg) were not working on Tuesday afternoon as the Ravens desperately try to get their secondary healthy for the season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 7. Jackson was doing some running and working on his lateral movement with head athletic trainer Mark Smith during the portion of practice open to the media. Webb was an observer on the practice field as he has been periodically since being stricken with back spasms on July 25.Running back Bernard Pierce (concussion), offensive tackle Jah Reid (concussion), and defensive tackle Terrence Cody (hip) were also missing from Tuesday’s practice. Head coach John Harbaugh downplayed the significance of Pierce’s concussion Monday while also acknowledging that recovery time can often be unpredictable.“I was told by Mark [Smith] he’s feeling a lot better today,” Harbaugh said. “It was described as a mild concussion. Nowadays, with those things, I don’t take any stock in that until they tell me that he’s back. The concussion thing is just hard to predict.”Wide receiver Kamar Aiken returned to practice a day after sitting out. He is currently competing for one of the last spots on the 53-man roster with final cuts needing to be made by 4 p.m. on Saturday.