DAPD wants government to make life in the city more friendly.

first_img Sharing is caring! 23 Views   no discussions Share Share LocalNews DAPD wants government to make life in the city more friendly. by: – April 7, 2011center_img Tweet Photo credit: Living with Cerebral PalsyA disabled individual is calling on the Roosevelt Skerrit led administration to move quickly to make life easier for people living with disabilities in Dominica.Former cricketer Alexander St Louis was paralyzed two years ago after falling from a tree. He said access to pubic buildings is among challenges faced by disabled people.“There are a lot of keep clear in the city and it is making things very difficult to move around. I have been having a lot of problems moving around the city. Sometimes you want to go to the supermarket and the doctor and it’s difficult,” he said.St Louis is suggested a specific card for disabled persons to give priority at the doctor’s office and other businesses.“That card would ensure that the disabled are given priority over those who are healthier than us. Also I think that a wheelchair sign should be given to people who are wheelchair bound to attach to their vehicle.In the grocery stores, the managers should also have a wheelchair sign so that we won’t follow the normal line.” he added.Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more

Trojan basketballers make NBA entry

first_imgFollowing a tumultuous season filled with controversies, scandals and shortcomings, USC basketball fans had their eyes set on the NBA Draft to see where some of their favorite stars would land. Four Trojans have declared for the draft, but only two heard their name called on Thursday night.De’Anthony MeltonDe’Anthony Melton — USC’s highest selection in the 2018 Draft — was chosen 46th overall by the Houston Rockets. His selection as a second round pick surprised many, as media outlets such as ESPN and Sports Illustrated had Melton slotted in the 20s. Despite the 6-foot-4 guard not playing a single minute this season amid an ongoing FBI scandal, NBA teams were intrigued by Melton’s size, playmaking and defensive versatility during his only season at USC. In 2016-2017, he averaged 8.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game.Melton will look to crack the rotation and become the steal of the draft on a Rockets team that came up just one game short of an NBA Finals appearance and already features a starting backcourt of reigning league MVP James Harden and 2017 Sixth Man of Year Eric Gordon.Chimezie MetuJunior forward Chimezie Metu was selected by the San Antonio Spurs as the 49th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. During his three years at USC, Metu recorded a .533 shooting percentage. (Daily Trojan file photo).Chimezie Metu, the Trojans’ leading scorer and rebounder in 2018, was selected 49th overall by the San Antonio Spurs. Though many project Metu to spend time in the G League this season, scouts are optimistic Metu will develop into a serviceable two-way big man who can block shots (1.7 per game in 2018) and score willingly at the NBA level with his athleticism and mobility in the long run.His opportunity for significant minutes may also come sooner than some expect with the uncertain future of franchise cornerstone Kawhi Leonard and an aging Pau Gasol. As he develops, he will look to help lead a youth movement in San Antonio that features All-Defensive 2nd Team point guard Dejounte Murray, and the 18th selection in this year’s draft,  Lonnie Walker IV from Miami. Jordan McLaughlinJordan McLaughlin, arguably the face of USC basketball for the past four years, went undrafted but has agreed to play in the summer league and training camp with the Brooklyn Nets. Though McLaughlin doesn’t have the elite athleticism of his peers, there is no question in his leadership and ability to distribute the ball. In his four-year career as a Trojan, McLaughlin finished second all-time in assists and fourth all-time in scoring in USC history. USC head coach Andy Enfield, vouched for his point guard in an interview with the Orange County Register. “He has the best court vision, probably, of any point guard in the country,” Enfield said. McLaughlin will look to earn a roster spot with strong performances in the summer league. Elijah StewartElijah Stewart, USC’s all-time leader in 3-pointers made and games played, also went undrafted despite working out for multiple NBA teams during the pre-draft process. He will spend training camp and summer league with the Indiana Pacers. Despite going undrafted, Stewart’s elite 3-point shooting ability and defensive intensity (126 blocks in four years) are skills many NBA teams in this floor-spreading era desire. With Victor Oladipo emerging as the face of the franchise and commanding defensive attention, opportunities for Stewart to show what he excelled at in Los Angeles may be on the horizon.last_img read more

Four Bulldogs Receive All-MVC Men’s Tennis Honors

first_imgLott finished the year with a 12-11 dual match singles record and went 14-9 this spring in doubles. He came back from being a set down to defeat No. 83 Tin Ostojic in the MVC Championship. WICHITA, Kan.– Four members of the Drake University tennis team have been named All-Missouri Valley Conference selections, the league office announced on Monday, May 2. Senior Ben Lott, sophomore Calum MacGeoch and freshmen Vinny Gillespie and Tom Hands were all awarded all-MVC honors. Gillespie was second on the team with 17 wins, while Hands posted a 14-8 dual match singles record. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img MacGeoch led the team with an impressive 19-5 singles record and 15 doubles victories. He went 6-2 in his final 10 matches of the season.last_img read more