ECCB to issue circulation of a new $2.00 coin tomorrow

first_img 21 Views   no discussions Tweet LocalNews ECCB to issue circulation of a new $2.00 coin tomorrow by: – October 13, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! New $2.00 to be circulated.The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank will issue the circulation of a new $2.00 coin to all commercial banks across the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union tomorrow.Resident Representative of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank in Dominica, Edmund Robinson told Dominica Vibes News that the coin will be issued to commemorate the banks’s Financial Information Month which is being celebrated this month.“The new $2.00 coin is being issued in an effort to commemorate the 10th year of celebrating Financial Information Month. Two million of those coins will be produced and we will be issuing them to the public as of Friday, tomorrow and they will be circulating along with the coins that we have in circulation.”Mr Robinson further stated that the new coin is legal tender which can be used for all transactions.“It is worth two dollars, it is legal tender for all transactions and some persons may want to hold them as tokens or keepsakes but you can use it to do transactions, you can use it to pay your bus fare, you can use it to buy your groceries.”Mr Robinson explained that the coin, although slightly bigger than the $1.00 coin, is in keeping with the existing family of coins as well as the standards of vending machines and counting machines at the commercial banks.The coin is made up of a durable metal of the quality of the other denominations, and was chosen instead of a note because small denominations are used more often and therefore go through more wear and tear. As such it is best to have them made from a more durable material.This new coin is a onetime issue; only two million pieces will be produced and issued until stock is exhausted.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Heartland Park Topeka checkers fly for Fuqua

first_imgTOPEKA, Kan. (May 1) – On a night that was less than perfect, one of the best features of the early season occurred Sunday night at the 2nd Big Time Bail Bonds Sunday Night Showdown at Heartland Park Topeka.In the BillsBuilt Race Cars IMCA Modified feature it was a full-blown battle. Jared Rogers jumped out to the lead and would hold on for a majority of the laps but a yellow changed the complexion of the race.Following the restart, Jordan Grabouski took a slim lead over Rogers going into the first turn late in the race. Rogers fought back hard on the inside, but as the two exited turn two Darron Fuqua threaded the needle with a pass for the lead in the middle and it stuck.Once Fuqua got to the front of the pack he wouldn’t be denied. The multi-time track champion at Heartland Park Topeka took home win number one under the IMCA banner.Last week, Dustin Thulin pulled out for the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature only to have battery issues take him out of the feature before it ever started. This week was a little different.Starting from the pole, Thulin, also a former champion at Heartland Park Topeka, made the most of his good fortune on Sunday night. He jumped out to a lead he’d never relinquish and wired thefield.Shannon Anderson of Des Moines, Iowa, made a five-hour journey to race at HPT pay off, slicing and dicing his way to the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock lead in a short amount of time.The five-time national champion put a stranglehold on the top spot.The Cars 4 Less IMCA Stock Car division continues to surprise the Heartland Park Staff with its turnout. The division had a total of 27 cars checked in, necessitating a ‘B’ feature.Another long two ended in victory lane as Casey Woken traveled four hours to take top honors in that class.A whopping total of 4.5 inches of rain fell at the track during the week and it was anyone’s guess if Sunday night’s event was going to get in. The track prep crew was ready for the task and they got the job done.last_img read more

Angels spring training primer: Starting rotation

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error MOVES THEY COULD MAKEWith so many questions about their top starters, the Angels certainly could use another established arm to provide some insurance. Yu Darvish, Jake Arrieta, Lance Lynn and Alex Cobb are still sitting on the free-agent market. Any of them would upgrade the rotation. The Angels seem unlikely to spend $15 million to $20 million a year, and a second-round draft pick, for one of these pitchers. The next level of free-agent options includes pitchers like Andrew Cashner and Jaime Garcia, whose performances and injury histories carry red flags. If they are to add another starter, it is more likely to be another young starter with options. Ideally, they could find another Bridwell. As the Angels head toward the first workout of spring training Feb. 14, we are providing a breakdown of how they stand with their roster. Players acquired this winter include the method of their acquisition in parentheses. Today, the starting rotation:2017 RECAPFor the second consecutive season, the Angels rotation was ravaged by injuries. Garrett Richards, Tyler Skaggs, Andrew Heaney and Matt Shoemaker — arguably their four most talented starters — all missed significant chunks of the season. In Heaney’s case, it should be noted, the fact that he pitched at all after having Tommy John surgery in 2016 was an unexpected positive. Nonetheless, the Angels’ starters posted a 4.38 ERA, which was sixth in the league. JC Ramirez and Parker Bridwell were two of the pleasant surprises that helped keep them afloat.HOW IT LOOKS RIGHT NOWThe Angels added one of the top starting pitchers on the market, winning the sweepstakes for Japanese star Shohei Ohtani (minor league deal).  Ohtani has the stuff to be an ace, but he’s only 23 and has never pitched in the majors, so the Angels will try not to heap too much pressure on him. Part of that is the likely decision to go with some form of a six-man rotation, although off days could allow them to still use five at times. The Angels are hoping the extra rest also helps keep the other pitchers healthy. Expect Richards, Heaney, Skaggs and Shoemaker to join Ohtani in the rotation, with some combination of Ramirez (who can also pitch out of the bullpen), Bridwell, Nick Tropeano and prospect Jaime Barria filling in the blanks. It is a rotation full of potential. Of the seven pitchers who have pitched in the big leagues, all of them have been good in the majors for months at a time. Most of them have also had extended slumps, too, leaving each to prove his consistency.THE NEXT LAYERTroy Scribner, who managed a 4.18 ERA in his rookie season despite underwhelming stuff, is likely to be one of the first options at Triple-A, after Barria. Beyond that, the best starting pitching prospects who could reach the majors in 2018 are Jesus Castillo, Osmer Morales, Jake Jewell and Alex Klonowski.last_img read more