LocalNews CIBC First Caribbean Bank on Christmas campaign to raise funds for President’s Charities Foundation by: – December 22, 2011 Share Tweet Share 40 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Photo credit: cibcib.comCIBC First Caribbean is determined to give back to those for whom this sentiment might not be true, and for those whom the Christmas spirit may be thwarted by difficult circumstances.In its ongoing Christmas campaign, the Bank has made a pledge to distribute one percent of net retail sales made on its suite of Visa Classic and Visa Gold credit card products to charities in each of 15 countries across the Caribbean.In Dominica, the President’s Charities Foundation Incorporated has been adopted as that special charity. The President’s Charities Foundation Inc. is a registered nonprofit organization founded by His Excellency Dr. Nicholas J. O. Liverpool, President of Dominica, with its prime purpose of raising funds for distribution among charitable organizations in the society.The Foundation was formally incorporated in July 2006 and has from the year 2004 been involved in the hosting of the President’s Charities Foundation Dinner and Dance to raise funds for constructive and worthwhile social and community oriented projects and organizations or individuals throughout Dominica. The foundation also hosts a Christmas party for underprivileged children between the Ages of 5 and 12 from various parts of the Island. While the Foundation always welcomes donations from the community, CIBC First Caribbean wants to make sure that its pledge is extra special. Deputy Chairman of the foundation Mr. Antoine Raffoul expressed profound thanks to the Bank for what he called its thoughtfulness in adopting the Foundation as the recipient of the banks generous offer. He said that the money will augment the amount given to the various organizations which benefit from the President’s foundation.According to Managing Director of Retail Banking of CIBC First Caribbean, Rolf Phillips, the decision was an easy one that is in synch with the Bank’s continued commitment to a wide range of educational, humanitarian, youth development and entrepreneurship programmes that benefit a wide cross-section of people across the region.Country Head Paul Frampton stated that the Bank had a special affiliation with the President’s Charities Foundation Inc. and was always keen on supporting this very special cause.The Christmas campaign will climax on December 31st 2011 and thereafter the funds will be transferred.Dominica Vibes News
Less than a week removed from their first clash of the season, No. 11 Wisconsin volleyball will again face the Michigan Wolverines Wednesday at 7 p.m. — this time in Ann Arbor, Michigan.Last Friday’s match at the UW Field House provided fans with one of the most exciting displays of volleyball all season in the match’s first set.Ending with 62 total points and a 32-30 Wisconsin victory, the rallies never seemed to end. Down by four points, a subsequent six-point run saw the Badgers leapfrog the Wolverines to a 23-21 lead. But costly serving and attacking errors down the stretch plagued both sides. Tied at 25, neither team could deliver a knockout blow until finally a Haleigh Nelson kill and block on the next play shut the door on Michigan.Having exerted much of their energy from the set, Michigan looked deflated in the next two sets, dropping both.The Wolverines, after losing its last three matches to No. 21 Illinois (3-0), No. 13 Wisconsin (3-0) and No. 4 Minnesota (3-0), dropped out of the AVCA Top 25 this week. They currently find themselves in eighth place in the Big Ten standings, tied with archrival Michigan State.A rebound against Wisconsin, while unlikely for a team that falls in the bottom half of most statistical categories in the Big Ten, could save the Wolverines’ chances at fortuitous prospective-seeding in the NCAA Tournament.Riding a six-game win-streak, however, Wisconsin doesn’t seem ready to let that happen.“We know we’re playing against a [Michigan] team that is very, very different at home,” UW head coach Kelly Sheffield said. “I think they’re 4-3 on the road and 10-6 at home, and that’s a really tough place to play. It’s a team that is very comfortable playing there, and so it’s a very different match.”Serving has been a lagging issue for Wisconsin these past few matches, accruing numerous service errors against Michigan State (5), Michigan (8) and Indiana (8). The team is making a conscious effort to curtail the problem.“The difference is the beginning of the year,” Sheffield said. “We had one player that I thought was a really good server, and the others just were very average. Now they’ve got that part of their game, it’s just bringing it every night.”Despite the one nagging aspect of the Badgers’ game, the team has played very efficient volleyball in the past few matches, averaging a hitting percentage of .360 percent and 43.3 kills per match over the last three matches.Wednesday’s match will be available on BTN Plus and 92.1 The Mic.