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New water project to open doors in Petit Savanne


first_imgLocalNews New water project to open doors in Petit Savanne by: – April 11, 2011 Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Sharecenter_img 18 Views   no discussions Hon. Dr. Kenneth Darroux. Photo credit: dominica.gov.dmA 1.5 million dollar water project in Petit Savanne is expected to boost opportunities in that community.That’s the word coming from Parliamentary Representative for the Petit Savanne constituency Dr. Kenneth Darroux.Darroux made the remarks at the official commissioning of that project in Petit Savanne on Friday.“The construction of a brand new road to the intake has made available lands for possible village expansion and vehicular access to agricultural land. In fact we are looking at a site in that area for the possible construction of a resource center,” Darroux said.According to him, although the project has been long in coming, the project “is very beneficial to the people of the Petit Savanne community.He said further that work has already begun on a project geared at improving the water supply in Bagatelle.“These are the signs of a working government and one that cares about the needs and quality of life of its people in spite of the financial difficulties that we might be facing,” he added. Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more


Carver: More to come from Cabella


first_img The result leaves Bruce’s men firmly rooted in the bottom three and with the small matter of a trip to Manchester City to come next Saturday. Bruce could well be able to call on new signings Aaron Lennon and Dame N’Doye for the trip to the Etihad Stadium after confirming fees have been agreed with their respective clubs. And he will also bank on the input of new coach Mike Phelan whose move to the KC Stadium is expected to be confirmed on Monday. Bruce admitted: “This is where you earn your money and now it is my job to try to lift the people who are a bit shell-shocked, to wake them up a bit because we are in serious trouble. “We have to find the bit of form that the big players showed for us last year and bring that form back – that is the challenge ahead of us and we will go to Manchester City and try to do that.” Press Association Newcastle head coach John Carver is convinced Remy Cabella is the right man to spur his side towards a top 10 finish in the Barclays Premier League. The French midfielder opened his Magpies account with the first goal in their 3-0 win at Hull on Saturday in Carver’s first game in permanent charge. Second half strikes from Sammy Ameobi and Yoan Gouffran sealed a win for the visitors and left Steve Bruce’s Tigers facing a desperate battle to beat the drop. Carver said: “Remy’s individual performance was great and we all know how important it is to get your first goal in the Premier League. “I told him he has the ability to start producing something and I’m so pleased he has chipped in because he makes that a regular occurrence on the training ground. “I think there is still a lot more to come from him – there will be times when he has a bad day but he has come from another league and he can still get stronger and fitter.” Cabella took advantage of a dreadful error from Hull defender Andy Robertson to put his side in front after a first 40 minutes the home side largely controlled. Michael Dawson and Curtis Davies both missed good chances before Cabella seized on a loose ball to advance towards the box and unleash an unstoppable opener past Allan McGregor. Hull briefly thought they had equalised when Ahmed Elmohamady bundled home a Gaston Ramirez free-kick only for replays to show he had blatantly punched the ball into the net. Despite the Egyptian’s protestations he was booked for his actions but Hull boss Bruce conceding justice had been done. Ameobi let fly from long range to extend Newcastle’s lead five minutes in the second half, and Gouffran wrapped up a thoroughly convincing win for the Magpies late on. last_img read more


Former district attorney now helps world with his photos


first_imgHe’s been way too busy bringing these moving images to the world to waste time looking back on his 32 years as an L.A. prosecutor who rose to the top of his profession only to be toppled by angry voters after the O.J. trial. The past is over, Garcetti says. Nothing he can do about it. It’s the future he’s been working on since leaving office. No, nothing O.J. does surprises him, he says. Certainly not that he’s sitting in another courtroom now facing felony charges for assault and robbery. That’s his problem, Garcetti says. He’s moved on to more important things. He put all those expensive suits he wore on his old job in the closet and grabbed a pair of jeans and a camera. Finally, he was going to put those four years he spent taking photography classes at Reseda High Night School as a young man to use. Back then there were no dreams of becoming a lawyer. He grew up in a little house at 63rd and Estrella streets in South Central Los Angeles – the son of a barber and Mexican-American mother who worked as a meatpacker. “All the guys in my neighborhood wanted to be garbagemen because it was such a macho job back then,” he said. “But we had a career day in high school and I met this man who was all dressed up nice wearing shiny jewelry. “He said he was a lawyer. I didn’t want to be a garbageman anymore.” A few months after leaving the D.A.’s Office, Garcetti said he was driving by the site where the new Disney Hall was being built and he pulled over to watch ironworkers walking high in the sky on steel beams. “It was fascinating to watch them,” he said. “I asked the supervisor of the construction company if I could come on the site to shoot pictures of them. He said no.” Garcetti called an official of the ironworkers union who had been one of his campaign contributors. “He took my call and the first thing he said was, `Hi, Gil, I’ll send you a thousand bucks.’ I laughed and told him I wasn’t calling about politics anymore.” The ironworkers invited Garcetti to shoot all he wanted, which led to the publication of his first well-received photography book “Iron: Erecting the Walt Disney Concert Hall.” Another well-received book followed in 2006 called “Dance in Cuba,” capturing the spirit and energy of the Cuban people who don’t have much but still enjoy life. But it is his latest photo book, “Water is Key: A Better Future for Africa,” that has captured his real passion, he says. Every dime he makes from the sale of his book is going to the NGOs trying to bring clean water and sanitation to a region where 70 percent of the people don’t have safe water to drink, he says. “I figure I have 20 good years left, and I have no doubt that ultimately I will be remembered for my photography and taking on projects I feel passionate about,” Garcetti said. “I want to be an inspiration for people in their 60s and 70s that there is still a lot you can do, not for yourself but for other people in the world.” That, and not O.J. Simpson, is the legacy Gil Garcetti wants us to remember him by. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. [email protected], (818) 713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! While his old nemesis O.J. Simpson sat in a Las Vegas courtroom Wednesday, Gil Garcetti sat on a concrete bench outside UCLA’s Fowler Museum in Westwood waiting for a class of elementary schoolchildren to arrive. The former Los Angeles County district attorney, now a successful photographer, had a two-gallon bucket of water with him to help the kids understand what it’s like for children living on the other side of the world in poor West African villages. For young girls who never get the chance to go to school or visit a museum because their days are spent walking miles in scorching heat and dust storms carrying large jugs of contaminated water on their heads. Dying from thirst is a certainty in these villages without this contaminated groundwater. Dying from drinking it is only a risk. There are no other choices. Not yet, anyway. That’s why Garcetti is here. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre When the last line on his life is written, the 66-year-old former prosecutor wants it to be about his work with NGOs – nongovernmental organizations – to bring safe water and sanitation to these poor villages where young girls are treated as chattel. He doesn’t want the line to be about the D.A. on whose watch Simpson walked away from murder charges. “A full jug of water can weigh 40 pounds,” Garcetti said, waiting for the kids to arrive so he could give them a tour of his black-and-white photo exhibit, “Women, Water and Wells.” “Imagine little girls carrying that much weight on their heads. How painful it is to their necks and shoulders. I want these kids to feel how tough it is just carrying around a bucket with only two gallons in it.” Since being voted out of office in 2001, Garcetti has rekindled his passion for photography, spending months traveling throughout West Africa in the last five years, taking vivid pictures of poverty and disease in villages with no safe water to drink. last_img



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