Under 13 Team to leave for St Kitts on Wednesday

first_img Share 35 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! NewsSports Under 13 Team to leave for St Kitts on Wednesday by: – August 23, 2011 Manager of the Under 13 Team, Fernix ThomasA fourteen-man squad will leave for St Kitts on Wednesday to represent Dominica in the 2011 St Kitts Under 13 Invitational Cricket Festival, which will be held from August 24th to 30th.The unit is being captained by Brian Joseph and includes six surviving players from last year’s squad.Manager of the team, former Windward Islands fast bowler, Fernix Thomas is confident that the team will represent the island well, following weeks of intensive training, which included a few trial matches at the Windsor Park Stadium.“We are very confident that we can capture the championship this year. We’ve worked hard despite the little hiccups that we’ve had in the weather but I think with the program that we have with the Youth Division; it has helped us very well. We’ve been able to select a very balanced team including players from the National Youth Team and the Gary Sobers School Team, and so we are very confident that we can do well and should do well in St Kitts.Thomas is hopeful that with suitable training, these young players can grow into becoming professional international cricketers in the not-too-distant future.“Continuity is something that we expect but we know that we have some difficulty as they move from one category to the next. We are hoping that when we are finished with these players that the Cricket Association can continue with them and with the talent that we have, we should reap some great rewards from the group that we have at the moment”, said Thomas.The team is being coached by Thomas Kentish, who also expects a good performance from the players.The full squad includes Brian Joseph, Shervon Dorsette, Terrel Toussaint, Kassim Peltier, Lestus Lewis, Dion Burton, Leic Charles, Gamaliel Ophar, Josh Toussaint, Tahj Tavernier, Maldini Royer, Leslie Lewis, Ajaya Royer and Paulson JosephParticipating teams will come from the islands of Antigua, Anguilla, Barbados, Bermuda, St Kitts and Nevis and there is also a Nevis Development Team.Dominica is expected to play five games at the festival.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Millenials use online media for social change

first_imgBy the second day of being uploaded to YouTube, Invisible Children’s 30-minute Kony 2012 video increased views by the millions and has totaled to more than 84 million as of Wednesday.The video, released to raise awareness about child soldiers, was most watched by people under age 30 who heard about the video on the Internet, according to a Pew Research Center study.Of the 58 percent of Millenials — those under the age of 30 — who said they heard about the video, 36 percent learned about the video through the Internet. In comparison, of the 50 percent of adults polled between the ages of 30 and 49 who said they heard about the video, 22 percent said they first learned about the video from Internet sources. Of those between 50 and 64, 12 percent first heard about the video through the Internet and of those 65 and older, only five percent first heard about the video through the Internet.“Kony 2012 is a great case study of generational differences,” said Morley Winograd, a senior fellow at the Center on Communication Leadership and Policy at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. “The Millennial generation is a group-oriented generation. They share things widely and enjoy doing so.”The speed and low cost for consumers makes online media popular among Millenials, Winograd said.Andrea Edoria, a sophomore majoring in broadcast journalism, said she uses the Internet every day as her primary news source.“I don’t have a TV so I go on the Internet to get my news,” Edoria said. “Mostly, I’ll look at news networks like CNN, but also Twitter and Facebook.”Stacy Huang, a sophomore majoring in psychology, said she also gets the majority of her news online.“It’s easier to access than a newspaper,” Huang said. “Rather than wait for news, it comes right to me.”Winograd said those who were born in the 50s, 60s and 70s have different values than millenials.“Generation X and the baby boomer generation were raised very different,” Winograd said. “Generation X was raised with a loose style of parenting, and thus developed a ‘fend for themselves’ mentality, while boomers focused on personal values as they were maturing.”This means those who were skeptical of the video at first were older. Baby boomers prefer to trust established sources and Generation X does not trust the group movements.“You have Boomers saying, ‘No, no leave this to the experts already at work,’” Winograd said. “Then you have Generation X at the forefront of the pushback [against Kony 2012] skeptical of group activities and saying, ‘Where is my money going?’”The Pew poll supports this, as it found two-thirds of the initial Twitter conversation supported the video against Kony. Winograd said the data shows how the Millennial generation, most active on Twitter, was quick to embrace the movement and offered the least skepticism toward it.Faith Jessie, a sophomore majoring in broadcast journalism, chose to share the Kony 2012 link after watching the video and conducting her own research.“I found out, like anyone else, on Facebook,” Jessie said. “The majority, though, shared the Kony 2012 video and went about their day,” Jessie said.The skepticism of older generations is merited, Winograd said, because social media sacrifices fact-checking and editing in exchange for speech and instant access.“There is a great danger that people will believe something is true because everyone else is sharing it,” Winograd said. “It creates an environment where conformity is cultivated as opposed to skepticism.”Though the factuality of some information portrayed in Kony 2012 is hard to discern, the video raises awareness, Jessie said.“Although [Kony 2012] isn’t 100 percent black and white, it still gave millions of people awareness on an issue they hadn’t heard about,” Jessie said.last_img read more