Jamaicans Urged to Celebrate Products of Excellence

first_imgJamaicans Urged to Celebrate Products of Excellence JusticeMarch 16, 2010 RelatedJamaicans Urged to Celebrate Products of Excellence RelatedJamaicans Urged to Celebrate Products of Excellence RelatedJamaicans Urged to Celebrate Products of Excellencecenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Respected international judge Hon. Patrick Robinson has called on Jamaicans to highlight the positives of the country, including its products of excellence.Citing the late Professor Ralston “Rex” Nettleford as among Jamaica’s products of excellence, he also mentioned reggae icon, Bob Marley, Jamaican women, track and field (athletics), and reggae music, as areas in which “we are outstanding, exceptionally good, beyond lofty, beyond limit.”Justice Robinson, who is the President of the International Criminal Tribunal, was addressing patrons at the 22nd annual dinner and dance of the Jamaica College Old Boys Association of Canada (JCOBACA) held recently in Toronto.He lauded Nettleford for the significant role he played in building the confidence of the Jamaican, particularly the disadvantaged Jamaicans, and stated that the Jamaican woman is the backbone of the country’s family and society.He noted that Bob Marley is the most well-known Jamaican worldwide, and Jamaica is best known for its reggae music “principally through the work of Bob Marley.”“The contribution of music to our culture, to the Jamaican heritage and most important to our self-knowledge and identity as a people, is beyond lofty, beyond limits. Music is the most popular element in the Jamaican culture. There is scarcely anything more Jamaican than our music. It’s embedded in the psyche of our people. The songs, their music, their lyrics, their dances, reflect the essence of being Jamaican in a way that nothing else does,” he stated.When Olympic and world champion sprinter Usain Bolt performed the dances, Nuh Linga and Gully Creepa, during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Justice Robinson said he was not putting on a show, but simply being Jamaican.However, the judge warned that Jamaican music must uplift and Jamaicans must reject music, which debases, degrades and objectifies women, and encourages violence.In the area of track and field, Judge Robinson who has penned a book called: ‘Jamaican Athletics: A Model For 2012 and The World’, noted that since 1948, Jamaican athletes have won 13 gold medals, 27 silver medals and 21 bronze medals at the Olympic Games; and another 14 gold, 33 silver and 13 bronze medals at the World Championships.Urging Jamaicans to highlight the good in the country and stop portraying the negatives, he said that those who strive for excellence but fall short should be encouraged to renew their efforts.Noting that one of the biggest obstacles to the achievement of excellence in Jamaica is the legacy of self-doubt he said: “never underestimate the evil that has been done to our thinking and how it has retarded growth and development in many areas of national life.”President of the JCOBACA, Charles Francis thanked the patrons for their support over the years noting that through their contributions the Association has been able to meet its goals. Over the years, the JCOBACA has provided computers and software, printers, thousands of books, overhead projectors, microscopes and other equipment to the school.In attendance were Jamaica’s Consul General to Toronto, Mr. George Ramocan and Mrs. Lola Ramocan; Chancellor of Ryerson University, Dr. G. Raymond Chang; and former Speaker of the Ontario Legislature, Dr. Alvin Curling.Justice Robinson, who began his legal career at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, is a former student of the University of the West Indies, University of London and Jamaica College. He was honoured with the Order of Jamaica in 2009 for outstanding contribution in the field of International Law and Relations. Advertisementslast_img read more

Ericsson completes MediaKind sale

first_img Ericsson, Leonardo team on 5G products MásMóvil amplía su contrato con Ericsson Ericsson completed the sale of a majority stake in its media business, a deal which was delayed due to the complexities of splitting out its operations to become a standalone operation.The Swedish vendor sold a majority stake in the unit, MediaKind, to private equity company One Equity Partners, although it retains a substantial (49 per cent) stake. The deal will also have a positive impact on Ericsson’s operating income for Q1 2019 to the tune of between SEK400 million ($44.1 million) and SEK600 million.Ericsson had been reviewing the options for its media operations for some time, although it looks as though it was not overburdened with options. It opted not to sell one of the constituent parts, Red Bee Media, after bids failed to meet its expectations.But, it also said it always intended to keep a stake in what became MediaKind, due to the cross-over between big customers.The deal was initially scheduled to be completed in Q3 2018, although this was subsequently pushed-back to Q4. In the end, the transaction date was 31 January 2019. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Steve Costello Tags Home Ericsson completes MediaKind sale EricssonmediaOne Equity Partners Relatedcenter_img Author Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 04 FEB 2019 Español Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case Previous ArticleAltice lining up another asset dealNext ArticleSunrise considers cable deal with Liberty last_img read more

Cathedral’s Perbix Named AP All-State

first_img 1/1 Forward — Blake Biondi, senior, HermantownForward — Matthew Gleason, senior, Cretin-Derham HallForward — Joe Miller, junior, BlakeDefense — Luke Gramer, senior, MoorheadDefense — Wyatt Kaiser, senior, AndoverGoalie — Remmington Koepple, senior, Hill-Murray___SECOND TEAMForward — Grant Slukynsky, senior, WarroadForward — Ben Steeves, senior, Eden PrairieForward — Blake Perbix, senior, St. Cloud CathedralDefense — Joey Pierce, junior, HermantownDefense — Luke Mittelstadt, junior, Eden PrairieGoalie — Hudson Hodges, senior, Moorhead About Connatix V56490 1080p HD Cathedral senior forward Blake Perbix has been named an Associated Press All-State player for the 2019-2020 season. Perbix helped the Crusaders to third place at the Class A state tournament.Perbix scored a team-high 92 points during the season, including 18 in the postseason. Hermantown’s Blake Biondi, who helped the Hawks past the Crusaders in the state tourney semifinals, was named AP Player of the Year.FIRST TEAM 720p HDcenter_img About Connatix V56490 360p Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Auto (360p)last_img read more

Proof that Tom Hardy got a “Leo Knows All” tattoo after losing Oscar bet with DiCaprio

first_img Related Photo by Dave J. Hogan/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Back before the 2016 Oscar nominations came out, Tom Hardy made a little wager with Leonardo DiCaprio, his The Revenant co-star. Tom was convinced he wouldn’t get a Best Supporting actor nomination for the movie; Leo disagreed.  In a literal interpretation of the phrase “skin in the game,” both actors promised to get tattoos of the other’s choosing if they were wrong.Turns out, it was Hardy who was wrong.  He was nominated, and Leo ended up taking home the Best Actor trophy for the movie to boot.  However, there was no public confirmation that Leo ever collected on his bet…until now.A fan snapped a selfie with Tom out and about, and sure enough, on the actor’s right bicep, you can see a tat of the words, “LEO KNOWS ALL.” Last year, Hardy joked to Vanity Fair that the fix was in even before the nominations were.“F****er,” the actor joked of DiCaprio. “He would never get a tattoo if he lost that bet! It was just one-way. I’m covered in s*** tattoos anyway, so it doesn’t make any difference to me.”“You bet a tattoo, you lose,” he reasoned. “That’s what happens.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Gotze could leave Bayern due to poor relationship with Guardiola

first_imgGermany international Mario Gotze could leave Bayern Munich due to his dissatisfaction with the treatment given to him by coach Pep Guardiola, according to Bild. Bayern’s victory over Real Madrid as lifted a bit of the pressure on Guardiola, after criticism aimed towards the coach due to their penalty-shootout defeat against Wolfsburg in the German Super Cup last Saturday. 06/08/2015 Gotze, scorer of the goal which gave Germany the World Cup title in Brazil, he has shown himself to be dissatisfied that “maybe” Guardiola will rely on him more next season, after spending time on the bench. CEST The newspaper has referred to a few statements from Gotze during the pre-season Audi Cup tournament, after Bayern beat Real Madrid 1-0 courtesy of an 88th minute Robert Lewandowski strike. According to Bild, the world champion has three options: get a starting place and be therefore satisfied, maintain a tense relationship with Guardiola, or the coach won’t renew his contract and therefore there will no longer be a problem. EFE Upd. at 12:53 last_img read more

Adnan Januzaj signs for Borussia Dortmund on loan from Man United

first_imgBorussia Dortmund have signed Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj on a season long loan. 31/08/2015 Upd. at 19:56 Januzaj posted a picture of himself at the Westfalenstadion on Twitter, holding a Dortmund No 9 shirt. Sport EN The player is not wanted by Louis van Gaal for the season ahead, with the Belgium international heading to the illustrious German outfit to try his luck in the Bundesliga. “Adnan is a highly gifted and technically gifted player who completes our attacking department,” BVB director Michael Zorc said. He said: “Borussia Dortmund are a great club, the fans here are supposed to be really incredible. I want to achieve great things with the team.” CESTlast_img read more

Zinedine Zidane will be on the cover of FIFA 20!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/EA SportsAdvertisement odrNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4lWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6a1n( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) vxkWould you ever consider trying this?😱cifuCan your students do this? 🌚25d1kRoller skating! Powered by Firework EA Sports have officially revealed the cover star for the FIFA 20 Ultimate Edition, which is the topmost version of the game, and its no other than the all time legend of the game itself – Zinedine Zidane, who will also be available an ICON player in the Ultimate Team game mode.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/EA SportsThe current coach and former Real Madrid star is the third player to be featured on the cover for this year’s FIFA installment, following Zizou’s new tutee at Santiago Bernabéu Eden Hazard and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, starring on the Standard and Champions Edition, respectively.The 1998 World Cup winner was the only Ballon d’Or winner who didn’t appear on the cover of any previous FIFA games.Advertisement The Frenchman has joined the list of Andrea Pirlo, Didier Drogba, Ian Wright, Ronald Koeman- all confirmed to be available in the FIFA 20’s Ultimate Team game mode as players.A total of 90 ICONs will be announced by EA Sports in the coming days- all available as players to build up teams. In addition to that, Zidane will also be available as a manager card, along with three different player cards.Advertisement FIFA 20 is launching on September 24 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows and Nintendo Switch, and is now available to pre order. Advertisementlast_img read more

Life of service

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows and Cam Lucadou-Wells People from all walks of life have been paying respects to long-serving Berwick and…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Hawks take stranglehold on Murdoch Division Final

first_imgPlaying with a lead or coming from behind, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks know how to win.For the second game in a row the Hawks needed overtime to defeat the Nelson Leafs.Blake Sidoni beat Devin Allen in the Nelson nets at 9:33 in the second extra period to give Beaver Valley a 3-2 victory over the Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.The Nitehawks take a 3-0 stranglehold on the best-of-seven Murdoch Final with Game four Saturday right back in Nelson. Nelson opened the scoring when a turnover at the Beaver Valley blueline gave the Leafs a two-on-one with Dale Howell and Sawyer Hunt.Howell slipped nice saucer pass Hunt ripped into the Beaver Valley nets past goalie Tallon Kramer.Beaver Valley struck twice in the second, two minutes apart to take a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes.Darren Kramer tied the game before Blake Sidoni put the Hawks ahead.Nelson scored the only goal of the third period to tie the game a few minutes into the frame when Howell converted his team high fourth goal of the playoffs.The shots were even at 29-29.BLUELINES: The game, attracting 780 fans, was the sixth time of the 2017 KIJHL playoffs the Leafs have been forced into overtime. Nelson is 3-3 during the playoffs. . . . Dale Howell led the Leafs with two points Friday. . . . Tallon Kramer, once again stellar between the pipes for the Hawks, was in goal to win his seventh straight playoff game. . . . A luck fan from Nelson split the $800 50-50 jackpot Friday. . . .There will be no five-peat for the Selkirk Saints. The Castlegar-based squad lost 6-1 Friday to Trinity Western Spartans in BCIHL playoff action. The Saints had won the past four BCIHL titles.last_img read more

End of a Perfect Season — Spartans edge Saints 3-2

first_imgFlorian Niedermaier scored shorthanded early in the middle frame to build a 3-1 Spartans lead in a second period that saw the home side out-shoot the Saints 15-8. Saints first-year forward Grant Iles tallied with nine minutes left in the third period to cut the lead, but Trinity Western all-star goaltender Silas Matthys shut the door on any comeback hopes.Huber faced 44 shots from the high-flying Spartans offence in taking his first loss of the season.The scene shifted to Burnaby on Saturday night where the Saints took on the Simon Fraser University Clan.BCIHL leading goalscorer Derek McPhail registered the game’s first marker with 30 seconds left in the first period to spot the Saints a 1-0 lead. After a scoreless back-and-forth second period, Simon Fraser tied the score two minutes into the third period on the powerplay when Mac Colasimone scored on Saints starter Patrick Zubick. Ian Mackey scored another powerplay goal two minutes later to give the home team a 2-1 lead.Veteran Saints forward Dane Feeney tied the game at twos with just over three minutes left in regulation. In overtime, Mathew Berry-Lamontagna registered the game winner with 31 seconds left in the extra frame.Despite the pair of losses, the Saints remain five points up on second place Trinity Western. The Saints will now take a weekend off before jumping on the bus for a weekend roadtrip to Vancouver Island where they will play the University of Victoria Vikes (December 1) and Vancouver Island University Mariners (December 2).The Saints will return to the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex on January 12 and 13 when they will host Trinity Western. The Selkirk College Saints had a ten-game winning streak come to a sudden end in Langley after the Trinity Western University Spartans handed the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League’s (BCIHL) top team its first loss of the season, 3-2, on Friday night.The Saints traveled west for a weekend roadtrip that started at the Langley Events Centre, home of the second-place Spartans.The Spartans scored the game’s first goal midway through the first period when Brayden Brown beat Saints starter Brett Huber. Selkirk College captain Dallas Calvin tied the score with just under three minutes left in the opening period, but 40 seconds later Evan Last helped Trinity Western regain the lead.last_img read more