Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday April1 13th 2012

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet Sharecenter_img 13 Views   no discussions LocalNews Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday April1 13th 2012 by: – April 17, 2012 ** Discover Dominica Authority hosted online contest winner **.The Discover Dominica Authority hosted US couple Paula and Carlos Macias from April 5 – 9, 2012 during the Easter holidays. The couple were the winners on the US-based Nate Berkus TV Show which was aired in September 2011. The “Nate Berkus Show – The Dominica Honeymoon Getaway” offered a grand prize of a trip to Dominica. The 5-day/4 night stay for two was sponsored by Rosalie Bay Resort was offered to a special couple and announced on the Nate Berkus Show. While on island the couple enjoyed activities such as a Whale Watching tour, sponsored by Dive Dominica, tours through the Morne Trois Pitons National Park and the Waitukubuli National Trail and a tour of the Kalinago Barana Aute. The couple expressed great satisfaction with their time on island and were sad to be leaving so soon. ** Discover Dominica Authority hosted German journalist**The Discover Dominica Authority hosted German journalist Helmuth Meyer from April 8 -13, 2012. Mr. Meyer was on island discovering the hiking possibilities such as the Boling Lake, Morne Diablotin and the Middleham Falls along with other activities such as horseback riding with Rainforest Riding, an Indian River tour and the Rainforest Aerial Tram. Mr. Meyer was commissioned to produce a feature for “ADAC Reisefuhrer Karibik”. The feature will be done for the ADAC guidebook which has a circulation of 5,000 and along with extra map a circulation of 7,000. The ADAC is not only a publishing house for guide books, but they are the Allgermeiner Deutscher Automobil Club, the biggest automobile association in Germany with 17 million members and a special members magazine. It is expected that after such an inspiring visit in Dominica the awareness of the destination will be increased through a great article.**The Tourism Authority plans for Tourism Awareness Month**Ongoing plans and preparation for Tourism Awareness Month in May have been moving along quite satisfactorily. The Discover Dominica Authority is excited about the hosting of this year’s TAM, which is approximately two and a half weeks away. Most of the prerecorded television events have been executed which includes the Dominica State College Tourism Debate in collaboration with the Kiwanis Club of Waitukubuli, television talk shows on tourism related topics and also a documentary depicting the typical day in the life of a Taxi Driver, Tour Guide and Vendor. The programmes will be televised throughout the month of May in an effort to educate and inform our local population about Dominica’ tourism products. The Discover Dominica Authority continues to invite partnerships from within and outside the tourism industry in order to make the 2012 Tourism Awareness Month a success. **Dominica continues to receive more positive exposure**The destination continues to receive additional exposure from articles produced based on press trips organized by the Discover Dominica Authority. The most recent was posted online by travel blogger Christina Saull who recently spent the day here in Dominica to experience what the island has to offer. The website drew attention to the travel bloggers journeys and attempts to highlight her most favourite destinations. The blogger was able to visit various sites on island and also experience the cuisine of Dominica. The Discover Dominica Authority continues to work with the travel media in ensuring that the destination continues to be a topic of interest for readers which will translate to increased visitor arrivals to the destination.For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at 767 448 2045. Or, visit Dominica’s official website: www.discoverdominica.com or follow Dominica on Twitter and Facebook and take a look at our videos on YouTube.Press Releaselast_img read more

Costigan determined to tackle fixture backlog.

first_imgJohn Costigan believes that regular consultation with officials from the four GAA areas in Tipp will be vital to achieving that aim.The former intercounty hurler and County Board Chairman was approached to take up the role earlier this month.He says that while there has been a lot of good work already done by the CCC with regard to fixture planning the situation could still be improved…last_img

ITTF & IOC Presidents Meet to Discuss Additional Olympic Table Tennis Gold

first_imgPrior to the Qoros 2015 World Table Tennis Championships, ITTF’s President Mr. Thomas Weikert met the International Olympic Committee’s President Dr. Thomas Bach in Lausanne, Switzerland.This was the first official meeting between the two Presidents since Mr Weikert stepped into office in September 2014.The main topics of conversation between the two German officials were:Agenda 2020;ITTF’s Development Program, which has now made it the largest International Federation with 222 National Association members;How the IOC and the ITTF can work closer together to achieve common goals. The two Presidents also discussed the possibility of table tennis having mixed doubles or mixed teams as fifth event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in addition to the current lineup of men’s & women’s singles and men’s & women’s teams events.On this proposal, ITTF’s President Thomas WEIKERT stated: “We have tried in the past to get the mixed doubles or mixed teams in the table tennis Olympic program. My conversations with President BACH were positive, so we hope that we will have a fifth table tennis gold medal added by Tokyo 2020.”This was the first official meeting between the two Presidents since Mr Weikert stepped into office in September 2014.The main topics of conversation between the two German officials were:Agenda 2020; ITTF’s Development Program, which has now made it the largest International Federation with 222 National Association members;How the IOC and the ITTF can work closer together to achieve common goals.The two Presidents also discussed the possibility of table tennis having mixed doubles or mixed teams as fifth event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in addition to the current lineup of men’s & women’s singles and men’s & women’s teams events.On this proposal, ITTF’s President Thomas WEIKERT stated: “We have tried in the past to get the mixed doubles or mixed teams in the table tennis Olympic program. My conversations with President BACH were positive, so we hope that we will have a fifth table tennis gold medal added by Tokyo 2020.”last_img read more

Lowell Dierking, Caldwell: December 5, 1936 – April 13, 2013 (full obit)

first_imgLowell DierkingLowell Dierking, 76, of Caldwell, Kansas died April 13, 2013 at his home after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.  Lowell was born December 5, 1936 in Caldwell, the son of Clarence H. and Lucille (Schiftlett) Dierking.Lowell was raised in Caldwell and graduated with the class of 1954 from Caldwell High School.  After high school Lowell attended Arkansas City Community College and then received his bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Southwestern College in Winfield.  In 1961, Lowell graduated from the Kansas University School of Law with a juris doctorate. After working one year for the Kansas Supreme Court as a research attorney he returned home to Sumner County where he joined the firm of Schwinn and Schwinn in Wellington.  On February 14, 1963 Lowell opened Dierking Law Offices in his hometown of Caldwell where he would practice law for the next 50 years until his death.  In 1993, he was joined by his cousin Troy Dierking whom continues to practice law in Caldwell.Lowell was a member of the Sumner County Bar Association and a life member of the Kansas Bar Association and the Wichita Bar Association.  His passions in life included hunting, fishing, boats and old cars.  Visitors to Dierking Law Offices for years were often greeted by his bird dog “Brownie” whom would frequently accompany him to the office.  Lowell was very active his whole life and celebrated his 60th birthday by water skiing on Blackwell Lake.Lowell is survived by cousins Gary Dierking, Karla Effland, Troy Dierking, Dorothy Varnum, Dr. Bob Varnum, Joyce Green and numerous friends.He was preceded in death by his parents.Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Caldwell, Kansas.  Interment will be in the Caldwell City Cemetery.In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to local Caldwell organizations, namely the Caldwell Sportsmen Club or the Border Queen Cruisers Car Club in care of the Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main St. Caldwell, Kansas 67022.last_img read more