AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreEcuador has become the first nation in the world to grant constitutional rights to the natural environment. On Sept. 28, the country voted for a new constitution that, among other changes, gives many of the same rights to rivers, forests, plants and animals as it does to people. (From the Green Report, Toronto Globe and Mail)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Film poster for “Aladdin”(Provided by Walt Disney Studios Publicity) View Comments The highly anticipated live-action version of Aladdin doesn’t premiere until next year, but we’ve been looking forward to it since casting was first announced. The company of Guy Ritchie’s new film includes Mena Massoud in the title role, with Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Will Smith as the Genie and Tony nominee Billy Magnussen in the brand-new role of Prince Anders. This Aladdin features the beloved original music of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, plus two new songs written with Dear Evan Hansen Tony winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Disney has just given us a sneak peek of the motion picture with a first teaser trailer featuring Massoud appearing in Agrabah to the tune of “Arabian Nights.” Watch below and mark your calendar: Aladdin arrives in cinemas on May 24, 2019.
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Share BusinessLocalNews Diasporans Invited to Collaborate with Government on Development Ideas by: – October 29, 2019 Tweet Share Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (Office of the Prime Minister photo)Dominicans, especially those who are based overseas, are invited to bring feasible development ideas and partner with Government.Hon Prime Minister Skerrit who is also Minister for Finance in statement on Monday, October 28th, challenged business-minded patriots to turn talk into action.He spoke proudly of Sam Raphael who collaborated with Government and brought his idea to rebuild Jungle Bay Villas.Jungle Bay Villas employs 60 and offers 30 eco-friendly rooms. Hon Skerrit says by the end of the year, that will increase to 150 staff members and another 50 rooms.“It’s good to say where you want your country to be and where you think it should be – anybody can have ideas…but what is your contribution? As little as it is, what is your contribution? I’m saying to you in the diaspora that if you have a practical and feasible proposal to present to us, we are prepared to partner with you.”He also spoke of Tranquility Beach Resort as another example of a patriotic Dominican who brought a sustainable development idea and partnered with the Ministry of Finance.He revealed, “A young man from River Street when tot Anguilla and was able to use his talents and build himself up to be one of the leading hoteliers and property owners in Anguilla. He came to us with a proposal and we have partnered with him and the hotel is now under construction. He has employed 60-70 Dominican onsite in Grand Savanne to build this hotel.”Hon Finance Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit says there are several other industries open to investment and that every good idea will make a difference.“You can partner with Dominica Social Security for their lands at Warner to build residences to sell to the diaspora; we ca partner with you on that. We have lands in Cotton Hill that can be used for exquisite residential housing.“There are areas in agriculture: the use of hydroponics or greenhouse technology. Come with a proposal, something that can grow food to export and provide for the hotels.“There is number of opportunities, it is up to us to look at the country on a positive slant; not to look at the glass half empty but to say how can I get the other half to the brim.”“C’est gwen di wi ka feh sac di wi. It is the grain of rice that makes the bag of rice,” he translated.Government will meet with visiting Dominicans as is done every year. The Annual Diaspora Forum takes place at Jungle Bay Villas on Thursday. Sharing is caring! Share 220 Views no discussions
“I am ecstatic to learn that I was able to break through the UCI’s top 100 rankings,” said the 22-year-old. “I promise to work harder to achieve my ultimate goal of qualifying to the Olympics.”Dormitorio plans to gain more UCI points to be able to qualify to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by participating in One World Cup in Europe, the PHL National Open and the 2019 Asian Championships.“We plan to participate in more international competitions for valuable UCI points, especially at the 2019 Asian Championships in Lebanon, where an automatic Tokyo Olympic berth is at stake,” said Ariana’s father and coach Donjie./PN Ilongga mountain biker Ariana Dormitorio (left) with father/coach Donjie. FACEBOOK MANILA – Ilongga mountain biker Ariana Dormitorio surged as the No. 1 Women Elite Olympic Cross Country rider in Asia.Dormitorio, a native of Iloilo City, currently has 320 UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) points.These included 75 from the Asian Mountainbike Championships in Danao City, Cebu and 60 from the Asia MTB Series-Yawatahama International in Japan.Her feat was also good for 91st place in the latest UCI rankings released Tuesday – 19 places higher than her previous ranking of 110th.