Story HighlightsPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has expressed gratitude to the People’s Republic of China for their kindness in handing over a Chinese garden to the Jamaican people.Formal documents were signed by the Government of Jamaica to accept the garden as a gift in February 2010.The Prime Minister praised the relationship forged between the two nations and thanked the Chinese for the “love and affinity” that was offered to Jamaicans while working on the construction project. RelatedPM Praises Work of Joseph Assignment Global Initiative Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has expressed gratitude to the People’s Republic of China for their kindness in handing over a Chinese garden to the Jamaican people.Formal documents were signed by the Government of Jamaica to accept the garden as a gift in February 2010.“At the ground-breaking we agreed that this garden would be a symbol of the enduring friendship between our countries. A space for harmony and inspiration and a place for reflection and creative thought. On behalf of the people and Government of Jamaica, I want to say to the people and Government of China, thank you,” the Prime Minister said.Speaking at the official handing over ceremony for the Harmonious Enjoyment Gardens, at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Hope, in St. Andrew, on August 19, the Prime Minister praised the relationship forged between the two nations and thanked the Chinese for the “love and affinity” that was offered to Jamaicans while working on the construction project.On the site, Jamaicans were employed in a number of tasks, such as landscaping and construction, among other activities.Covering approximately 600,000 square feet, the garden is to be managed by the Nature Preservation Foundation.A landscape garden in style, it depicts the vast gardens of the Chinese emperors and members of the imperial family. It was constructed at a cost of more than $200 million.“This garden is set on an axis. It is defined by north, south, east and west ceremonial gates, prominent or discreet images, ornaments and architectural features, depicting aspects of oriental philosophy, mythology and the doctrine of feng shui,” said Chairman of the Nature Preservation Foundation, Leslie Chung. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedPut Aside Negative Thoughts – PM Prime Minister Thanks China for Enjoyment GardenJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedPrime Minister Simpson Miller Commends Jamaica’s Sportsmen and Sportswomen Advertisements Prime Minister Thanks China for Enjoyment Garden Prime MinisterAugust 20, 2015Written by: Chad Bryan Photo: JIS PhotographerPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller (second right), and wife of the Governor-General and Patron of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Her Excellency, Lady Allen, observe the writings on a plaque of the Harmonious Enjoyment Gardens at the opening at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Hope, on August 19. Others (from left) are: Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill; Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Holness; Economic and Commercial Councillor at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Madam Liu Lei; and Charge d’Affaires at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Xia Guoshun.
WELLESLEY, Mass. – Ellen Port moved into position for her third U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur title and seventh USGA championship, winning two matches Wednesday on her 55th birthday – and 32nd anniversary of her father’s death – to reach the final. ”This is always a day of mixed emotions in my life,” said Port, from St. Louis. ”But I have gratitude. I count my blessings. You never know if you’ll pass this way again. It takes so much to reach the finals.” Port will face 55-year-old Andrea Kraus of Baltimore in the title match at Wellesley Country Club. Port beat Lisa Schlesinger of Laytonsville, Md., 2 and 1 in the morning quarterfinals and outlasted Laura Coble of Augusta, Ga., in 19 holes in the afternoon semifinals. ”When you get to match play, you just have to never give up and be very patient,” Port said. ”My ‘A’ game hasn’t shown up. I’ve just been kind of inconsistent.” Kraus needed extra holes in both matches, topping Canada’s Judith Kyrinis in 21 holes in the quarterfinals and Karen Garcia of Cool, Calif., in 19 holes in the semifinals. Kraus got past the quarterfinals for the first time in USGA play. ”I had a really long day with two really long matches against two terrific players,” Kraus said. ”It wasn’t flawless golf. We were tired. By the end it was who could survive, and I happened to survive today.” Port won in 2012 and 2013 after taking U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur titles in 1995, 1996, 2000 and 2011. With six USGA women’s titles, she’s tied with Hollis Stacy for fourth place – one behind Carol Semple Thompson and Anne Quast Sander and two behind JoAnne Gunderson Carner. Port is playing for 55th USGA championship event. ”When the gun goes off tomorrow, none of that will matter,” Port said. ”I’ll just convince myself that I’m the world’s greatest amateur. It’s what I’ve done my whole life. That’s just how I operate.” Port pulled even with Coble with a birdie win on the par-3 15th, halved the par-4 16th and par-5 17th and 18th with pars and won with a par on the par-4 19th. In the quarterfinals, Port finished off Schlesinger with a par win on 17. ”I never feel out of a match,” Port said. ”I love being able to pull off a shot. I think I can really focus in on the task at hand and keep from getting too far ahead of myself. It’s just me and the golf course. That’s the way it’s always been. That’s all I can control, and that frees me up.” Kraus squared the match with Garcia with a par win on 17, halved the 18th with a bogey and won with a par on the first extra hole. In the quarterfinals, Kraus won the 14th and 15th to tie Kyrinis, and ended it with a par win on the 21st. ”It is pretty nice to finally get to a final, it really is,” Kraus said. ”It’s really exciting. I’m delighted. I’ll do my best.”
Convicted child molestor’s request for a new hearing denied by high court By Tommie Lee – January 30, 2020 0 237 IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ Twitter Facebook Previous articleMichigan panel authorizes $3.5B in road bondingNext articleThree arrests after police chase in SW Michigan Tommie Lee Google+ (“court” by Kyle Pearson, CC BY-ND 2.0) Indiana’s Supreme Court will not take up the case of a man who was sentenced to 100 years in prison for molesting 20 children.Michael Begin, 20, had hoped for a new hearing after pleading guilty last year to 20 counts of child molestation while he worked at a YMCA and an elementary school. He was given the maximum sentence of 120 years with the last 20 to be served on probation.The Indiana Court of Appeals rejected his request for a sentence reduction in October. Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook
UK: Infrastructure manager Network Rail is to test the concept of providing parcel collection and dispatch facilities at main stations to capitalise on the growing online retail market.The dedicated parcel shops would be open seven days a week, with customers notified by a mobile app, SMS and e-mail. The service would be available to any retailer, parcel carrier or shipper. Branded Doddle, the business is being launched through a joint venture with Lloyd Dorfman, entrepreneur and founder of the Travelex foreign exchange business. The first Doddle location will be Milton Keynes Central station, followed by London Paddington and Woking with other locations expected to open throughout 2014. ‘Our initial conversations with both leading retailers and carriers have been extremely positive with many indicating a desire to become an early adopter’, said Project Director Peter Louden. ‘They are excited by the fantastic locations and the guaranteed footfall which is expected to increase by 30% by 2020.’