UK author to release picture book set in Dominica

first_imgLocalNews UK author to release picture book set in Dominica by: – May 29, 2013 Tweet Copies of Look Back! will be available in Dominica in August.A children’s picture book set in Dominica and written by an award-winning write of Dominican heritage, will be published in the United Kingdom at the end of this week. “Look Back!” written by Trish Cooke and is illustrated by Caroline Binch, is the latest title from Papillote Press, the publishers based in the UK and Dominica.Trish said in a press release that Dominica is “very much a part of who I am. Dominica runs through my veins”.Her mother was born in La Roche, La Plaine and her father in Wesley. In England, Trish is a well-known as a children’s author. She is also a pantomime writer, TV presenter and story teller ― and performed at the Nature Island Literary Festival and Bookfair in 2011.Published in the UK on May 31, Look Back! is based around a Dominican folk character. It celebrates the relationship between a grandmother and her grandson Christopher as she tells him about her Dominican childhood adventures in the rainforest in search of a mysterious creature called Ti Bolom. Is Grannie’s Ti Bolom real or just one of her stories? That’s whatChristopher tries to find out.“My dad first told me about the character Ti Bolom and I was intrigued,” said Trish.“Like many of the mysterious characters he mentioned, I was never sure if Ti Bolom really existed. When I was older my dad often jokily referred to my little boy as Ti Bolom, because he was short and stocky. The character Ti Bolom became a household name. To me this book is about the power of story and how characters can evolve and travel from generation to generation and from country to country. It is about legacy and knowing that those things that came before you and are passed down are part of who you are today.”Caroline Binch, who lives by the sea in England, is the much-acclaimed illustrator of Amazing Grace, which has sold more than one million copies. Last year Caroline spent time in Dominica doing the research for her illustrations. She has also travelled extensively in other parts of the Caribbean including Tobago, where her book Gregory Cool was set.Copies of Look Back! will be available in Dominica in August.Dominica Vibes News Share 21 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more


Problem with singular nicknames

first_img Posted May 28, 2013 Location:detroit Location:Port Huron, MI Digby 0 btharner Link to post Link to post oldschoolvikings I went through all sport teams with singular nicknames, and made a list. Most didn’t make much sense, unless it had something to do with the elements/climate, [i.e. Miami Heat, Colorado Avalanche, Alabama Crimson Tide, Tampa Bay Lightning, Minnesota Wild,etc] or groups of animals/people (Wolfpack, Moose, Rampage, Lynx, Cavalry, Posse ,Union,etc). Now I am excluding teams that use the letter X instead of the letters “CKS” like the Red Sox, White Sox, Lumberjax, Shamrox. Teams named after types of emotions,or non-living things, IMHO just doesn’t fit in with sports. It just seems like we’re getting away from using nicknames that ends with “S”, Anyone care to comment, or feel the same way? Share on other sites Posted May 27, 2013 1,005 Members 4 Share on other sites Moderators 0 Share on other sites 238 Members 2 They’re minor league teams, that’s what they do. You expect professional teams to sound professional and you expect the minor league teams to sound just like that. But if you talk about the four major sports and the exceptions of “X” names or names that don’t make sense to you, we’re stuck with these:Oklahoma City ThunderMiami HeatUtah JazzOrlando MagicTampa Bay LightningMinnesota WildBoston Red SoxChicago White SoxColorado AvalancheThat’s it. Link to post In 1971, … the New York Cosmos (began) — which despite ending in “s” arguably refers to the singular orderly universe as a whole (a la Carl Sagan) than a plural form of a Greek surname, or an abbreviation for women’s magazine or drink that hadn’t been invented yet.No it doesn’t. And it doesn’t have anything to do with any of those. It’s short for “Cosmopolitans”, a play on “Mets” being a shortened form of “Metropolitan”. There were some singular names in the NASL – Chicago Sting and Philadelphia Fury spring to mind – but the Cosmos weren’t among them. Forums Home 238 Share this post Link to post Graphic Designer 16,001 Forums Home 4,760 posts Members 1,555 Next 238 2,826 posts 1,555 Gothamite I went through all sport teams with singular nicknames, and made a list. Most didn’t make much sense, unless it had something to do with the elements/climate, [i.e. Miami Heat, Colorado Avalanche, Alabama Crimson Tide, Tampa Bay Lightning, Minnesota Wild,etc] or groups of animals/people (Wolfpack, Moose, Rampage, Lynx, Cavalry, Posse ,Union,etc). Now I am excluding teams that use the letter X instead of the letters “CKS” like the Red Sox, White Sox, Lumberjax, Shamrox. Teams named after types of emotions,or non-living things, IMHO just doesn’t fit in with sports. It just seems like we’re getting away from using nicknames that ends with “S”, Anyone care to comment, or feel the same way?Most recent names in 4 major us sports:NationalsJetsPelicansTexansYea, better watch out for those singular names!Thunder? Share this post 53,285 posts 5,835 posts Followers 1 Share on other sites Share this post Competent Goofball Dad Members Share on other sites Members 5,270 22,644 1 Posted May 27, 2013 Share this post Sports Logo News I went through all sport teams with singular nicknames, and made a list. Most didn’t make much sense, unless it had something to do with the elements/climate, [i.e. Miami Heat, Colorado Avalanche, Alabama Crimson Tide, Tampa Bay Lightning, Minnesota Wild,etc] or groups of animals/people (Wolfpack, Moose, Rampage, Lynx, Cavalry, Posse ,Union,etc). Now I am excluding teams that use the letter X instead of the letters “CKS” like the Red Sox, White Sox, Lumberjax, Shamrox. Teams named after types of emotions,or non-living things, IMHO just doesn’t fit in with sports. It just seems like we’re getting away from using nicknames that ends with “S”, Anyone care to comment, or feel the same way?Most recent names in 4 major us sports:NationalsJetsPelicansTexansYea, better watch out for those singular names! Link to post Members 3 Posted May 27, 2013 16,001 Members 1 22,644 Share this post btharner Link to post Share on other sites Link to post Tygers09 Share on other sites Link to post Damn that WNBA to hell! 1,005 1,151 AgentColon 82 1 I don’t have a problem with singular names. Yes, some are better than others, but fans in those locales eventually embrace their team. Share this post Link to post Members Next 82 Link to post Location:Colorado Springs, CO Link to post 1 1,065 posts Digby Posted May 27, 2013 4 Members Location:detroit 2,517 0 14 Here’s the list..Rush Fire Danger MooseRage Frenzy Demolition Lynx Heat Speed Battle ChillSpirit Smoke Fusion InfernoCrush Steam Illusion PrideFury Brigade Summit GrowlForce Thunder Spice WhoopeeRampage Posse Rumble BrassAvalanche _____men Krunch FrostbiteMammoth Machine Power BarrageSting Freedom Venom UnionStealth Xtreme or Extreme Safari UnitedLightning Revolution Neon JazzVoodoo Edge Gold Silver StarzzSoul Shockwave Quake SkyStorm Justice Tsunami WizTerror Galaxy Reign ClashFreeze Surge Ice BurnBreeze Crude BlastRiptide Beef SunfireBlitz Fever TempestConquest Diesel SunBlaze Cavalry WolfpackMutiny Assault ExpressWhile many of these nicknames come from minor leagues teams of various sports, some are from the major teams. Yes, I have too much time on my hands…. LOL!! 0 0 Sports Logos Location:Old Metairie, LA 1,924 posts 872 posts Link to post Share this post 2,565 posts themightyspitz 3 Share on other sites Prev 1,151 Sign in to follow this   B-Rich 22,644 16 Location:Port Huron, MI 1,005 Posted May 28, 2013 14 Share this post It seems to be a bigger issue in minor league sports.I am generally not a fan, but the worst, absolute worst case is when a team uses a plural but spells it with a Z instead of an S.That is just pure unadulterated crap. 2,399 Members Location:Indiana > Miami WideRight Link to post Sign in to follow this   Share this post Tygers09 Go To Topic Listing 5,270 Share this post oldschoolvikings five boroughs, one City. Link to post Recommended Posts 0 Posted May 28, 2013 Singular names? I always thought of them as more of mass nouns. Fox phutmasterflex SportsLogos.Net oldschoolvikings 1,065 posts Share on other sites Members Share this post 12,787 posts 0 Location:West Coast Share on other sites Members 0 Posted May 27, 2013 This topic is now closed to further replies. center_img Share on other sites 22,644 All Activity Tygers09 Favourite Logos:Denver Broncos, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Texans, Toronto Argonauts (football with sails), BC Lions, San jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild, Location:Tampa Bay TBGKon WideRight 1 2,517 Share on other sites Share on other sites Link to post 16 22,644 53,285 posts 4,873 posts mendoza-line 1 AgentColon 16,001 28 posts SportsLogos.Net Also, teams named after (types of) emotions? Like what?Other than a few obscure examples (such as the Racine Legion or Providence Steam Roller in the early days of the NFL), it seems singular nicknames really didn’t take hold until the ’70s. That is, of course, other than the college examples almost always related to color: Tulane Green Wave, Alabama Crimson Tide, Dartmouth Green, Harvard Crimson, etc.Random, not so obscure trivia I suppose, but the Dartmouth Big Green were the Indians up until the 70’s or 80’s. EddieJ1984 65 2 Share on other sites Posted May 27, 2013 Share on other sites phutmasterflex 0 Problem with singular nicknames 65 12,787 posts Page 1 of 4   0 Link to post Location:West Coast Posted May 27, 2013 mendoza-line Share on other sites Posted May 28, 2013 65 Posted May 28, 2013 Fox 82 5,270 phutmasterflex 16,001 Problem with singular nicknames Gothamite Posted May 28, 2013 Gothamite Classic? Yes. But not, again, a singular name.”Arsenal” is properly their place name, from the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich where they were formed. The players are nicknamed “Gunners” – plural noun.Sure, you hear “We are the Arsenal”, but that’s more along the lines of “We are Chelsea!” than speaking of the players as a whole. Then again, the English have a very funny relationship with plural nouns, as anyone who has ever heard something like “Our staff are…”Huh. I did not know that. Kind of a classic. 16,001 Members By Tygers09, May 27, 2013 in Sports Logo News One of the things that appealed to me back when the USFL was being formed was the use of singular names because they just sounded so anti-NFL. Of course, some of the plural names such as Showboats, Gamblers, and Gunslingers also sounded the same way, there was no way that old league would go for names like that.BTW, that list is missing the Ohio Glory (WLAF) Tygers09 3,760 Link to post Posted May 28, 2013 0 BrandMooreArt oldschoolvikings TBGKon 0 1,005 Share on other sites Gothamite 0 five boroughs, one City. Classic? Yes. But not, again, a singular name. “Arsenal” is properly their place name, from the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich where they were formed. The players are nicknamed “Gunners” – plural noun.Sure, you hear “We are the Arsenal”, but that’s more along the lines of “We are Chelsea!” than speaking of the players as a whole. Then again, the English have a very funny relationship with plural nouns, as anyone who has ever heard something like “Our staff are…” Members 17,646 posts Share on other sites themightyspitz 5,835 posts 2,399 0 Share on other sites 22,644 Share this post 22,644 0 Share this post 599 posts 1 Share this post In 1971, … the New York Cosmos (began) — which despite ending in “s” arguably refers to the singular orderly universe as a whole (a la Carl Sagan) than a plural form of a Greek surname, or an abbreviation for women’s magazine or drink that hadn’t been invented yet.No it doesn’t. And it doesn’t have anything to do with any of those.It’s short for “Cosmopolitans”, a play on “Mets” being a shortened form of “Metropolitan”.There were some singular names in the NASL – Chicago Sting and Philadelphia Fury spring to mind – but the Cosmos weren’t among them.And the classic Montréal Olympique. 0 Share this post Link to post 0 BrandMooreArt 3,760 Gothamite 3,760 Share this post Members 1,005 9,114 posts 1,151 Posted May 28, 2013 i don’t see a problem really. and one of my favorite nicknames is the Orlando Magic. it’s a direct tie-in to the city without being a direct tie-in to Disney. it’s perfect 16,001 Link to post Posted May 28, 2013 16 Location:Baltimore, MD Members 0 Share this post Favourite Logos:Denver Broncos, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Texans, Toronto Argonauts (football with sails), BC Lions, San jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild, 53,285 posts Can you show us this list you’ve come up with?Also, teams named after emotions? Like what? Favourite Logos:Bills, Seahawks, MN Wild, NYCFC, USFL Breakers, USFL Panthers Posted May 28, 2013 …until you try to call a player by it.”He’s proud to be a Magic? …a Magician? …a Magi? Hang on, it’ll come to me…” phutmasterflex Sports Logo News Link to post Posted May 28, 2013 22,644 Share this post 86 posts 238 Page 1 of 4   Share this post five boroughs, one City. Also, teams named after (types of) emotions? Like what?I imagine he means nicknames like “Rage”, “Fury”, “Shock”, “Terror” etc.Other than a few obscure examples (such as the Racine Legion or Providence Steam Roller in the early days of the NFL), it seems singular nicknames really didn’t take hold until the ’70s. That is, of course, other than the college examples almost always related to color: Tulane Green Wave, Alabama Crimson Tide, Dartmouth Green, Harvard Crimson, etc.In 1971, the Dallas Tornado of the NASL began, as did the New York Cosmos– which despite ending in “s” arguably refers to the singular orderly universe as a whole (a la Carl Sagan) than a plural form of a Greek surname, or an abbreviation for women’s magazine or drink that hadn’t been invented yet.In 1974, there was an explosion of singular nicknames. The WFL was the biggest culprit, with Chicago Fire, Southern California Sun, Philadelphia Bell, Portland Storm, and later in the year the Shreveport Steamer (also, semi-plural, the Memphis Southmen). The oldest continuing big-league singular name also began that year, the New Orleans Jazz. From 1975 on, singular nicknames began appearing with more regularity, mostly in the NASL: Chicago Sting, San Antonio Thunder, California Surf, Philadelphia Fury, Toronto Blizzard, Houton Hurricane, and Detroit Express being prime examples, and New England Tea Men and Team Hawaii being semi-examples.The USFL in 1983 gave us the Denver Gold, Los Angeles Express and Chicago Blitz.The NBA expansion in the late 80s gave us the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic. NHL expansion in the last 25 years has given us the Tampa Bay Lightning and Minnesota Wild. I hate to even go there, because they have such a weird naming model anyway, but since the late 1990s, MLS has givne us some stupid singular names that thankfully went by the wayside (Tampa Bay Mutiny, Miami Fusion, Dallas Burn, San Jose Clash, Kansas City Wiz) and some that have passed the test of time (Los Angeles Galaxy, New England Revolution, DC United).But most of all, the bigger numbers are in the off-leagues and minor leagues: Beast, Soul, Power, Reign, Spirit, Miracle, Rage, Extreme, Rush, Crush, Blaze, Freedom, Storm, NIght, Voodoo, Shock, Terror, Sky, Pride, etc. Sports Logos All Activity Posted May 28, 2013 Share this post 238 14 Prev 1,555 B-Rich 22,644 238 Gothamite Posted May 27, 2013 Share on other sites Members Followers 1 1,005 Problem with singular nicknames EddieJ1984 Members 2,517 2,399 Memberslast_img read more


Stadiums open to the public in compliance with strict measures (ORDER)

first_imgThe facilities are allowed to be filled to 50% of their capacity By order of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, the Minister of Youth and Sports Krasen Kralev and the Minister of Health Kostadin Angelov held a consultation, at which it was decided to allow public access to outdoor sports events.The facilities are allowed to be filled to 50% of their capacity, according to an order of the Minister of Health. The maximum number of spectators in a sector is 1,000 people, who must be accommodated through a seat and at a physical distance of one and a half meters between those present.In this way, the presence of supporters in the stands will be allowed for the start of the football championship in the First League. The matches of the new season start this Friday (07.08).READ EVERYTHING ABOUT CORONAVIRUS IN OUR COUNTRY AND AROUND THE WORLD HERESubscribe for FREE to the newsletter of nova.bg HEREto receive the most important news of the day in your email.last_img read more