Calypsonians Called to be Part of World Earth Day

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share 61 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share LifestyleLocalNews Calypsonians Called to be Part of World Earth Day by: – January 9, 2020 Father Franklin Cuffy,Environmental activists in Dominica, Echo78, are throwing out a challenge to calypsonians and song writers to use their medium to draw attention to climate action in their songs.The hope is that the song will be used as a theme song internationally to call individuals, corporations and nations to do more to preserve the planet.This is in anticipation of Earth Day in April.In an exclusive interview with Dominica Vibes, Father Franklin Cuffy, an environmental activist and partner of Echo78 explained, “We are challenging the calypsonians to see if they can come up with a calypso to win a special award. Any song fitting our expectation has to have the focus of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.”He also reported that, “the response from the Calypso Association is very interesting, they responded well.” A similar challenge was issued before with a $1,000 prize on a theme of preserving life. This time, Father Cuffy says the prize will be a surprise.Asked to assess climate action in Dominica, he said his expectations are much higher.“I would love to see a lot more happening,” he lamented. “I think as a nation we can do so much more. A simple thing as a huge [event] and the next day the amount of garbage left behind is disheartening; a lot needs to be done.“Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.2020 will mark 50 years of Earth Day w and  gave a voice to an emerging public consciousness about the state of the planet.The enormous challenges of acting on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary.last_img read more

Obele Community Wins Howzat National Junior Cricket Tourney

first_imgObele Community High School, Randle Avenue, Lagos on Sunday emerged winner of the 23rd Howzat National Cricket Super League for Philip Asiodu trophy after a very competitive affair.The tournament which had five schools participating from the initial eight invited was staged on a round robin bases atAnsar-Ud-Deen Grammar School, Randle Avenue, Surulere, Lagos. The host school and Federal Government College, Warri, Delta played in the third place match, while  Obele Community High School, and Liasabi Grammar School, Abeokuta, Ogun State slugged it out in the finals. Obele Community won the toss and elected to bat and went on to score 114 all out in 19.2 overs, while Liasabi Grammar High School scored 71 runs all out in 14.2 overs.Obele Community won by 43 runs.However, it was Liasabi Grammar School’s Dada Toluwalase that won the Man of the Match after bowling 2.2 overs.The first placed school was rewarded with N50,000, while Liasabi Grammar School and Ansar-Ud-Deen Grammar School, which placed second and third, went away with N30,000 and N20,000 respectively. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more