Jamaica welcomes ninth prime minister

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img 8 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Jamaica welcomes ninth prime minister by: – October 22, 2011 Andrew HolnessKINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The transition of leadership of the government of Jamaica will be completed on Sunday, when Bruce Golding will formally tender his resignation as prime minister to the governor-general, and education minister, Andrew Holness, will be sworn in as the country’s ninth leader.Golding, who presided over his final Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, used the occasion to thank his ministers for their support and hard work under his leadership.On assuming the most powerful executive position in the country’s political directorate, Holness will also create history by being the youngest person to do so, at age 39.Holness was endorsed as the JLP’s candidate to contest the West Central St Andrew constituency in the 1997 General Elections, which he won, to become the area’s Member of Parliament.In so doing, Holness became the youngest MP that year, at age 25. Between 1999 and 2007, Holness served as opposition spokesperson on land and development; housing; and education. Interspersed with these duties, was his successful defence of the West Central St Andrew seat, during the 2002 national elections. He was appointed education minister, a position he has held since, and also has the distinction of being the youngest person appointed a Cabinet minister by Golding.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Go for More Goals, NB Plc Charges Super Eagles after Win…

first_img“We should break new ground by winning for the fourth time”, he said, saying that Star Lager beer is solidly behind the Super Eagles.“The win in the opening match no doubt as brought shining moments to Nigerians and we expect the team to go all out in the remaining group phase games.” Oriakhi stated after the Saturday night encounter.The Super Eagles are presently top in Group B having secured maximum points in their opening game while Guinea and Madagascar are behind with one point each having played out a 2-2 draw also on Saturday.“The team has seven matches leading to the winning of the competition. They have won one and are leading the group. Two more matches at the group stage and one in the Round of 16 puts the team within medal range if they scale the quarter finals hurdle”, Oriakhi, the marketing director of the biggest brand supporter of the Super Eagles.Meanwhile passionate fans at various locations across the country also had a taste of the Star Lager shining moments following the Super Eagles win in Alexandria on Saturday night, as they were treated to premium entertainment. The lone strike by Ighalo literarily summarized a wonderful nite of the Shine On Naija Campaign of Star Lager beer in its television commercial that was unveiled last Friday.Star Lager beer recognizes that behind the passion associated with the game of football, is the greatness and victory that is not only up to the players on the field. It is about the millions of fans united by passion and pride that sparks and ignites winning moments.“We (Star Lager) want to celebrate the passion and pride of the fans as the true power behind the winning moments of the Super Eagles as they attempt to win the biggest continental football glory again,” Oriakhi remarked.After the match on Saturday, many fans were rewarded with wonderful gift items in a raffle draw that was held after the match. Prominent dance groups also entertained the fans at the various Star Fan Parks across the country.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram “One down, six more to go”, that was the immediate reaction of the Marketing Director of Nigerian Breweries Plc, Emmanuel Oriakhi, the brewers of Star Lager beer, the official partner of the Super Eagles and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the moment Nigeria recorded a hard-won victory over Burundi who put up stiff resistance in the opening Group B match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.The Super Eagles who are returning to the continental showpiece after missing back-to-back editions secured all three points against the hard-fighting Burundi national team on Saturday courtesy of a well-taken goal scored by Odion Ighalo.While commending the Eagles for not letting down their numerous fans across the world with their winning start at the Continental show piece, the Marketing Director for Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Emmanuel Oriakhi has urged the team to take the matches one after the other and that winning the championship next month should be the ultimate goal.last_img read more

Billionaire Bloomberg pledges ‘most massive’ gun safety effort in 2020 election

first_imgMoms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety held a forum in Iowa Saturday and, while the crowd applauded the gun-related policies of the Democratic presidential candidates who spoke, the audience was equally animated about building a movement to counter the National Rifle Association.“In the 2018 midterm elections we outspent the NRA and we outmaneuvered them.” Shannon Watts founded Moms Demand Action after the 2012 shooting at a Connecticut school.“Going into 2020 the NRA is weaker than it’s ever been and our movement is stronger than it’s ever been, giving every ‘gun sense’ candidate a clear advantage,” Watts said. Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg promised to dip deeply into his fortune and bankroll “the most massive effort on gun safety our country has ever seen.”“We’re going to win races up and down the ballot and if that means I have to buy a red t-shirt for every mom in America who wants to join our cause and one for every dad and aunt and uncle and student who wants to join, just send me the bill,” Bloomberg said, to extended cheers. Bloomberg told the crowd after the “tragically sad” shootings in El Paso and Dayton, their presence in Des Moines ended the week on a “hopeful note.”“You’re here because you know America can answer this challenge,” Bloomberg said, “and you’re here because you refuse to settle for thoughts and prayers and demand action and laws.” Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan was the first of 15 candidates to speak to the crowd in person. The crowd erupted with cheers when Ryan mentioned defeating Mitch McConnell, the U.S. Senate’s Republican leader. A few minutes later, Ryan counseled the crowd that their lobbying must be a “bottom up” effort.“You’re not going to tweet your way into making this happen, sad as it to say,” Ryan said. “This is going to be knocking on doors…you go eyeball-to-eyeball with people. You tell your stories like you’re doing.” Victims of shootings from all around the country as well as relatives of those who’ve died in shootings asked the candidates questions. South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg told the activists the country “cannot allow what amounts to a war to continue.”“I beg you to stay on those front lines,” Buttigieg said, as the crowd stood and the cheers nearly drowned out his voice. “This will change with your help.” Many of the candidates — including former Vice President Joe Biden — were asked how best to “counter the influence” of the N-R-A.“The vast majority of people, including gun owners, agree with us. Members of the NRA agree with us,” Biden said. “The people who are going to make a difference in terms of giving some backbone to those Republicans, in particular, and a few Democrats who are afraid to take them on are all of you.” Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren said campaign finance reform would go a long way to breaking “the stranglehold” the gun industry has on congress.“We are going to make this a congress, make this a government that is responsive to the will of the people. That’s why we’re here,” Warren said, to cheers.last_img read more

Nanny accused of breaking 4-month-old’s arm, fracturing skull

first_imgBroward County Sheriff’s Office arrested 29-year-old Caitlin Eaddie and charged her with aggravated child abuse after allegedly breaking a newborn baby’s arm, and fracturing his skull.According to an arrest report, the infant’s parents, who live in Parkland, hired Eaddie through Care.com to babysit.Officials say that on Jan. 31st, Eaddie texted the child’s father to let him know the infant had woken up screaming in pain and that his arm was twisted back.The newborn’s parents took him to the hospital, and the doctors diagnosed the baby with a broken arm and a fractured skull.According to the arrest report, the “doctor stated that there was no way that the child could have sustained the injuries in any self-inflicting manner due to his age of only 4 months.”When detectives questioned Eaddie, she confessed to police. She was arrested and charged.The judge set her bond at $15,000 and has been ordered to stay away from minors.Eaddie has since bonded out of jail.A spokesperson for Care.com has released a statement on Eaddie’s arrest, which read, “This incident is deeply upsetting and our thoughts are with the family. As this is an active investigation, we won’t comment on details but can confirm that the caregiver’s profile was closed and blacklisted last month when we were made aware of the incident.”last_img read more

City League preview—teams to watch in 2010

first_img“We expect to win every game this season,” Allderdice coach Jerry Haslett said. “Whether those expectations are real or not, that’s what we expect to accomplish. Nothing less.”Haslett and his Dragons posted a 1-9 record in 2009, but feel they have weapons at the skill positions that will help them make a turnaround this season.“I believe our best overall player is Dominick Gardner, a 6-3 and 175-pound wide receiver and free safety,” said Haslett.They also feature a 6-4, 215-pound senior quarterback in Mike Pfleger who was among the top passers in the league last season.“We expect Mike to be very good this year,” said Haslett. “He’s a big kid and he’s got the necessary experience that’s needed to go out there and help us win games.”Brashear won the title in 2008 and had high hopes in 2009 with some very talented players. They fell short of the mark by dropping the league semifinal to defending champs Schenley Nov. 6 of last year.But that’s not keeping the Bulls from having a lot faith in their players this year.“With the departure of three very good seniors last year, we understand that it will be difficult to get back to where we were in ’08,” said Brashear coach Rick Murphy. “We know we have big shoes to fill. But that’s not going to stop us from believing in what we have and winning games.”One of the players that Murphy hopes to step in and pick up the team, is first-year junior quarterback Adam Lynch.“He’s a great athlete,” said Murphy. “He’s easily got 4.4-4.5 speed, a good arm, intelligence, and he’s showing a good understanding of what we expect out of him this year.”They also will look to the speedy Manny Reed, who hopes to expound on the things he accomplished last year as the city’s best kick returner.He’s going to be good,” Murphy said. “We’d like him to increase his involvement in the offense and as our corner this year as well. He’ll be a busy guy this year and we know he’s got incredible talent.”Schenley won it all last year. It was their first title in 50 years and they want to be able to add to their trophy case one last time as a program. They’ll no longer be the Spartans after the school board decided to close the school in 2008. However, it will be difficult for them as they return only six starters, one of the lowest amounts in the league.“It’s different, most definitely,” Schenley coach Jason Bell said. “I look on the field and don’t see number 22, 75 or 55. I worked with those kids for years and to see them not there anymore really makes things different.”They will return the multi-sport star DeAndre Black who will start on both sides of the ball at wide receiver and corner back.“DeAndre is by far our best player,” said Bell. “He’s an outstanding athlete and we’ll see what types of things that he’ll be able to do out there.”The Spartans will play much smaller this season, as will what is projected for most of the league this year.“There is a lack of size in linemen throughout the city,” Bell added. “However, there are some good ones. We’re no exception to that. We’ll no longer have the size that we’ve had in the past. We will be the Oliver of last year. We’ll be very athletic but still able to make key blocks in crucial situations. (The lack of size) will probably be our only issue this season.” DEANDRE BLACK and MANNY REED by Malik VincentThe Pittsburgh City League is ready to pick up competition in the 2010 season with some much needed improvement to its home, Cupples Stadium on the South Side. With that should come some much-warranted improvements with certain teams around the league.last_img read more

Deane Porter Art Show Features Students’ Finest Creations

first_imgRUMSON –An appreciative crowd enjoyed original work by talented students in Kindergarten through third grade at the annual Deane Porter School Art Show on May 19.“The annual Art Show is a fantastic event that showcases the creative, imaginative, and beautiful work of the Deane Porter students,” said art teacher Robin Yaeger. “My students work hard in the art room week to week, and having the opportunity to show the community their masterpieces is a very rewarding experience for them and for me.”Along with sculptures, themed self-portraits, African and Egyptian masks, pottery and weavings, digital art was featured once again, as Deane Porter has received additional IPads for use by art students in all grades.“The Art Show is an inspirational annual exhibit that highlights the creative talents of the Deane Porter students,” said Principal Shari Feeney. “It is always a wonderful event that shares the students’ artwork with the school community.”“I am sure they were as impressed as I am with the quality of the art.”last_img read more


first_imgNOTES: The winning owner is Phil Bongiavanni of Yorba Linda who races as Gulliver Racing LLC.             TED H. WEST, MOTOWN MEN, WINNER: “I don’t think he’s ever come from off the pace on the inside like that. I remember when we claimed him, somebody said, ‘He’s a good horse, but I think he’s a need-the-lead type.’ Not only was he not on the lead, he was down on the rail taking some dirt. I didn’t know how he’d respond, but I didn’t have to wait too long to see.“It kind of looked to me like he’d be better on the dirt (when asked why he claimed him). He’d run some synthetic and turf and not many dirt . . . He was a Cal-bred and he runs good every time. We’ll probably give him a little time. This is three races in six weeks. He worried me a little bit today in the paddock because he got a bit hot and a little on the muscle, indicating he may be getting a little racy, so we’ll probably give him five or six weeks before his next race.”CO-OWNER PHIL BONGIOVANNI, MOTOWN MEN, WINNER: “It’s the first stakes race our stable has won on its own. We won a stakes race down in Del Mar with some partners. This is our first stakes race with Ted (H. West) as well. We’ve been with him for three-four years. We support Ted 100 percent. For us, it’s more important to see him win than us. I’m just real happy for him. He claimed the horse, he fixed the horse and here we are.” JOCKEY QUOTESTYLER BAZE, MOTOWN MEN, WINNER: “Going in to the far turn I had the rail and my horse was really running. When I grabbed him (approaching the furlong pole), I didn’t really know if he would get goin’ again. For a split second I kind of had to jump (Spirit Rules’) heels and then reached back and got them one more time.“Ted has been amazing with this horse. The horse has been unbelievable training in the mornings and he shows up in the afternoon. I found out that he can take a little dirt in the face if he has to. He’s a spectacular horse to ride, he’s an honest horse. He wants to win. It’s been an awesome day for me.”TRAINER QUOTESlast_img read more