Golden Drum Awardees told culture must continue to be pivotal in Dominica’s development.

first_img 52 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Logo of Emancipation Celebrations 2011. Photo credit: dominicalitfest.comSound Engineer of the Swinging Stars Band Marcel Cruickshank was among the awardees who received the Golden Drum Awards last night.Cruickshank has been involved in sound engineering for over 40 years and also provides advice and assistance to many young, upcoming bands.The other Golden Drum Awardees were Paulette Prosper for over 35 years of service as a Church Pianist, Derrick ‘De Hunter’ St. Rose, for over 25 years service in the development and promotion of the calypso art form and Davis Marceline for over 40 years of preserving the traditional art of storytelling.Meantime Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence while addressing the ceremony at the Arawak House of Culture says culture must continue to play an important role in Dominica’s development.Lawrence says there is a need for continued support for the further development and continuation of our culture.Special Recognition Awards were also presented to Davidson ‘Observer’ Victor, and Cecil ‘Checker’ Burnett for the promotion of calypso, Julian L. Benjamin for consistent involvement in the performing arts, Marcia Baptiste for Carnival Queen Pageantry, and Sakis for the preservation and promotion of Carnival Arts.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share Share LocalNews Golden Drum Awardees told culture must continue to be pivotal in Dominica’s development. by: – July 28, 2011last_img read more

Dinnage turns her back on Premier League chief exec role

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Susanna Dinnage has shocked English football by deciding she no longer wants to be the chief executive of the Premier League despite previously accepting the post.Dinnage, a television executive, was announced as the successor to the long-serving Richard Scudamore in November, with her appointment hailed as a major step forward for women in sports administration.It was planned that Dinnage, currently the global president of Discovery’s Animal Planet brand, would take over from Scudamore, in charge for 19 years, early in 2019.Quite why she has rejected the high-profile position remains unclear, with a Premier League statement issued Sunday simply saying: “Despite her commitment to the Premier League in early November, Susanna Dinnage has now advised the nominations committee that she will not be taking up the position of chief executive.”This was a far cry from Dinnage’s comments following the initial announcement of her appointment last month, when she said: “With the support of clubs and the team, I look forward to extending the success of the League for many years to come.When Scudamore took over as chief executive in 1999, the Premier League’s domestic television rights deal was worth around £670 million. The latest deal for rights between 2019 and 2022 sold for more than £4.5 billion.While the vast majority of that money still comes from television giants Sky and BT, it also includes the sale of 20 matches to retail giant Amazon’s streaming service for the first time.Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck, Burnley chairman Mike Garlick and Leicester chief executive Susan Whelan led the recruitment process, with Buck describing Dinnage as “the outstanding choice” from a “very strong field” of candidates.Now, however, the Premier League will have to re-open the search for Scudamore’s successor.“The committee has reconvened its search and is talking to candidates,” the Premier League statement issued Sunday also said.“There will be no further comment until an appointment is made.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more