Dive Festival continues with Johnnie Walker Jing Ping Ting tonight.

first_img 53 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharing is caring! EntertainmentLocalNews Dive Festival continues with Johnnie Walker Jing Ping Ting tonight. by: – July 14, 2011center_img Share Share President of the Dominica Watersports Association, Mr. Simon Walsh. Photo credit: GIS NewsThe annual Dive Festival which commenced last weekend, organized by the Dominica Watersports Association, featuring whale watching, scuba diving, canoe races, snorkeling, and the popular Kone’ Kon La’ Festival is the longest running dive festival in the region.According to President of the Dominica Watersports Association Mr. Simon Walsh, his organization is extremely elated to have been hosting this successful festival for so long.“This is the eighteenth year of Dive Fest, we’ve done eighteen consecutive years. Iit’s the longest running dive festival in the region. Some other islands have had dive festivals and stopped them and started them but no one  has done eighteen years nonstop. So we are very proud of the fact that we have been doing this for the last eighteen years straight,” he said in an interview with Dominica Vibes News.The festival continues this evening with the Johnnie Walker Jing Ping Ting from 7pm at the Evergreen Hotel, and Mr. Walsh anticipates a remarkable turnout to this event.“Tonight we have the Johnnie Walker Jing Ping Ting at the Evergreen Hotel and I think the turnout is going to be great for that based on last year when we brought this back. We used to do it every year and then we stopped it for a while and brought it back last year and it was a huge success so I think this year will be equally as good,” he said.The festival which began last weekend with a Happy Hour at the Fort Young Hotel had a record breaking turn out due to the visitors on island for the Third Digicel International Test Cricket Match coupled with the decrease in the ticketing cost. However, there was a low turn out at activities which were scheduled for Saturday and Sunday as most people attended the historic test cricket match at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Isaiah Thomas says he’ll play any role Lakers ask of him, including coming off bench

first_imgDALLAS — Dinner was the first thing on Luke Walton’s agenda Friday night. So, the Lakers’ coach invited Isaiah Thomas to break bread with him in order to get to know the All-Star point guard better. Walton talked and Thomas listened and Thomas talked and Walton listened.What was said?“Well, that’s between us,” Walton said Saturday after the Lakers’ shootaround.It wasn’t difficult to guess, though. Above all, Thomas said he looked forward to a fresh start. He said he was eager to help Ball if that’s what was asked of him. He also said it wasn’t far-fetched to imagine him and Ball starting together at some point when Ball is fit to play again.“That’s fine,” the 29-year-old Thomas said when asked about mentoring Ball, 20. “I’ve been in the league six more years than he has. I’m going to help him out. He’s a special young player and he’s going to be an incredible talent in this league for years to come.“My job is to help where I can. I’m still in my prime. It’s not like I’m taking a backseat to anybody. I’m here to be who I am and to make a difference on this team, and I’m excited about the opportunity. … He’s the type of guy that can make plays and I can play plays, as well.”BALL UPDATEWalton said is was possible Ball could join the Lakers on Monday for his first full-contact practice since he was injured in a Jan. 13 overtime victory over the Mavericks. Ball participated in the Lakers’ shootaround Saturday, but it was a non-contact workout.“Whatever day it is, he’s going to have to come in and do all his pre-treatment and do all his pre-activation, get on the court and do all his work, and if after all that he’s feeling great, then we’ll get him onto the practice court,” Walton said. “So, there’s no way to know until that day comes.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersYes, Thomas would prefer to be a starter, as he’s been for most of his NBA career.Yes, Thomas wants to help the Lakers in any way possible, including mentoring Lonzo Ball.Yes, the hip issue that limited Thomas to only 15 games this season before the Cleveland Cavaliers dealt him, Channing Frye and a first-round draft pick to the Lakers at the NBA trade deadline Thursday has healed and his game is starting to get back to what it was before the injury.No, Thomas didn’t want to talk about why things went haywire in Cleveland.“I’m just ready to play and have fun again,” Thomas told reporters. Video: Los Angeles Lakers’ Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye meet with new teammates Oram: Lakers double down on belief they can lure free agents by clearing cap space New Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas — what you need to know Heisler: Lakers get their newest, littlest franchise player For the moment, it means playing a reserve role. Walton has used 19 different starting lineups in 55 games this season, including Saturday against the Dallas Mavericks. It probably won’t be long before No. 20 includes Thomas, but Walton made no guarantees.“He wants to start, of course he does,” Walton said. “Everybody wants to start. But he was great when we were at dinner (Friday) night. I expect him to really help our team out and I expect him to be a positive influence on our team and help us win ballgames.”Walton didn’t wish to mess with success, so against the Mavericks he opted to stick with a starting lineup that had helped the Lakers win four consecutive games: Josh Hart and Julius Randle at the forward positions, Brook Lopez at center and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Brandon Ingram at the guard spots.Ball sat out for the 13th game because of a sprained left knee.Thomas, 29, came off the bench for the second time this season. He said he was fine with it.“My mentality is just to help this team in whatever role I’m in,” he said. “I would love to be a starter, but I’m on a new team that’s playing very well right now and I don’t want to mess any of that up. I’ll fit in where I fit in. When my name’s called I’m going to take advantage of my opportunity.“All I’m worried about is getting wins for this organization and getting it back to what it was.”Related Articles Lakers’ Julius Randle has thrived while taking life lessons in stride Lakers’ Magic Johnson finds notion of a Luol Deng trade hilarious Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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