Police intercept robbery at Marigot Credit Union

first_imgLocalNews Police intercept robbery at Marigot Credit Union by: – March 9, 2012 Tweet Dominica Vibes News has been reliably informed that one man has been shot by police officers during the course of a robbery at the Marigot Credit Union.The report indicates that four armed men dressed in camouflage with masks attempted to rob the credit union moments ago.Police officers responded quickly however two of robbers escaped and the police are in pursuit of them.It is not clear however whether the robbers escaped with any money.Dominica Vibes News will provide further details as they become available. Share 41 Views   one commentcenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Concussions end Marona’s playing career at Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 25, 2013 at 12:12 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Defensive end Tyler Marona’s playing career at Syracuse is over, SU Athletics announced in a release on Friday . Marona suffered multiple concussions during his career and in Sept. 2013 team physician Dr. James Tucker disqualified him from playing football or any other contact sport for Syracuse.“Unfortunately I have a history of head injuries, and eventually they add up,” Marona said in the release. “My future is most important to me, and I need to keep myself safe to live it out. I am retiring from football due to multiple concussions.”Marona’s streak of concussions began at St. Francis High School  in Mountain View, Calif. From there, he excelled at Pasadena City (Calif.) Community College, where he recorded 25 total tackles and two sacks in 10 games.He transferred to Syracuse in August 2013, but suffered another concussion that same month, which prevented him from playing any games with the Orange.In the release, the 6-foot-4, 258-pound Marona said he plans to pursue coaching football. Although the slew of concussions brings an end to his playing career, he said he’s eager to follow his next dream of coaching. Marona will work with Syracuse as a student coach and remain heavily involved with the program.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I am impressed that he has accepted this as the ‘new normal’ and respect that he is ready and willing to help the program in another way,” Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said in the release. “We look forward to Tyler working with us as a student coach.” Commentslast_img read more

Famed Brazilian Poet Visits Saint Martin’s University

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s University Salgado Maranhão remained illiterate until age 15, spending most of his youth working on his family’s isolated subsistence farm in rural, northeastern Brazil. Now, he is one of Brazil’s most celebrated poets and will be presenting a reading of his work at Saint Martin’s University.Accompanied by Alexis Levitin, a translator of Portuguese poetry, award-winning poet Maranhão will read from two of his collections, “Blood of the Sun” and “Tiger Fur,” at the next Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the University’s Norman Worthington Conference Center.The two men are coming to campus as part of a West Coast tour to promote Maranhão’s work that extends from San Diego, California, to Seattle, says Jamie Olson, Ph.D., associate professor of English, who has counted Levitin among his colleagues for a number of years.“I have seen Salgado and Alexis read their poems and translations in person. To say the least, they are a dynamic pair,” Olson says. “Salgado’s poems bring together the earthy, the political and the metaphysical, and Alexis translates him beautifully.”Maranhão explains in an autobiographical essay for Milkweed Editions that as he was growing up, he “had to work in the fields like everyone else to earn a living…This was hard, hard work and quite distant from poetry.”“Poetry entered my life in an unexpected way,” he explains in the essay. “I lived in close proximity to poetry all my childhood because of the repentistas, the travelling singers and reciters of improvisatory poetry that were typical of the northeast of Brazil when I was growing up.” His constant contact with the repintistas, who Maranhão likens to “modern-day troubadours,” had a cumulative effect on him.In addition to the English Department and the Harvie lecture series, sponsors of the reading by Maranhão and Levitin are the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, the College of Arts and Sciences, Sigma Tau Delta honor society and Saint Martin’s Abbey.The Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series was created by Saint Martin’s University Professor of Criminal Justice Robert Hauhart, Ph.D., J.D., to raise awareness of social justice issues within the community. The series honors the work of Robert A. Harvie, J.D., former professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Saint Martin’s. For more information, contact Robert Hauhart at 360-438-4525 or [email protected]last_img read more