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Whitmore ‘deeply honoured’ – St James PC names two roads after former Reggae Boy

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU: Former national football star, Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore, was one of nine prominent St James residents to have roads renamed in their honour at a ceremony hosted by the St James Parish Council at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Tuesday. “I am deeply honoured and extremely privileged to be among the list of persons to be recognised by the St James Parish Council in such a significant way,” said Whitmore, who represented Jamaica with distinction in the 1998 World Cup Finals in France. “To have a road named after me is truly humbling. “I have spent most of my adult life dedicated to something I love, which is football. Not many people have the awesome blessing of getting up each day and working in an environment that fills their heart with such satisfaction,” continued Whitmore. “Therefore, it is my fervent desire to continue to serve my country and community by contributing in all ways I can to uplift those with whom I come in contact with, but more important, the less fortunate.” Whitmore also took the opportunity to make an impassioned plea for greater investment in the youth, citing the recent successes of two of St James football clubs. “On Saturday, the Granville Football Club won the Western Confederation Super League and Montego Bay United won the Red Stripe Premier League on Sunday,” said Whitmore. “These two championship successes have brought great pride to the west and are sterling examples of how community programmes can provide a positive alternative to our youths. “That is why I am convinced we can turn things around for our young men and women and (help them) regain their self-esteem through dignified work and community interaction.” He continued: “As I accept this gesture by the parish council, I do not only do so with a grateful heart, but also with a call for renewal in community development and greater investment in our young people.” Whitmore was one of nine honourees at the ceremony, which named 10 roadways in Montego Bay after prominent Montegonians – living and deceased – who offered exemplary service to the city through business, politics and sports. The two roadways named after Whitmore are: Theodore Whitmore Crescent, the section of roadway from the Howard Cooke Boulevard turning on to the Montego Bay Road and then right at the first roundabout in the southerly direction, passing the Catherine Hall Shopping Complex (MegaMart) to the second roundabout; and Theodore Whitmore Close, the section of roadway from Theodore Whitmore Crescent to the Montego Bay Sports Complex Bleachers’ Car Park. The other eight newly named roadways in Montego Bay are: – A.G.S. Coombs Road, named after the late former Minister of Communication and Works A.G.S. Coombs. – Arthur Gilchrist Boulevard, after the late former Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Arthur Gilchrist. – Charles E. Sinclair Road, after the late former Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Charles E. Sinclair. – Clarence Nelson Drive, after the late former Custos Rotulorum of St James Clarence Nelson. – Francis Tulloch Road, after businessman and former Minister of Tourism Francis Tulloch. – Glaister Dehaney Close, after businessman Glaister Dehaney. – Maffessanti Drive, after developer and builder Guiseppe Maffessanti. – Dr Marco Brown Road, after retired medical practitioner Dr Marco Brown.last_img read more

Zaidi makes first moves, adds three to Giants roster

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–Two weeks after Farhan Zaidi was hired as the Giants president of baseball operations, the highest-ranking front office executive has made the first personnel decisions of his tenure.The Giants announced Tuesday that pitching prospects Melvin Adon, Sam Coonrod and Logan Webb were added to the club’s 40-man roster ahead of Major League Baseball’s deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft.Earlier in the day, the Miami Marlins claimed right-handed pitcher Julian Fernández …last_img

Feeding Farmers Week 3 — Winegardner Farms, Allen County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The third week of 2016 Fall Feeding Farmers in the Field took the Ohio Ag Net crew to the eastern edge of Allen County to Winegardner Farms. The family operation, ran by brothers Kent and Lyle, as well as Kent’s son Kendell deals with corn and soybeans in addition to side businesses, including Winegardner Petroleum. Watch the video below as Dale Minyo speaks with Kent and Kendell on the family, their farm, and this year’s harvest.Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood jumped in the combine with Lyle Winegardner to see up close and personal just how harvest is going. The soybean field they were in was looking to average around 70 bushels per acre, exceptional for this year’s growing season. More in the Cab Cam below.Special thanks to sponsors of Feeding Farmers in the Field, fall edition: T102, AgroLiquid, A.G. Boogher, Farm Credit — Delphos, Fennig Equipment, Fertilizer Dealer Supply, RRR Tire, Stine Seed, and VanTilburg Farms. Kent Winegardner Kendell Winegardner Lyle Winegardner in the family’s unique “mancave”last_img read more

Be #Inspired by 197 of the Best #Geocache Hides

first_imgJust Follow the Favorite Points to the #OMGeocacheThere’s a difference between finding a good geocache and finding a geocache that makes your jaw drop, racks up the Favorite Points, and inspires geocachers around the world. We call these #OMGeocaches.Fortunately, finding these geocaches isn’t too hard. You can see some for yourself on the Geocaching Pinterest board with 197 Creative Geocache Hides. Every week, the blog features one of these geocaches as Geocache of the Week. And when you’re ready to find one in the wild, Geocaching Premium members can sort by Favorite Points on the new search page.What’s the best #OMGeocache you’ve ever found? Post it on our Facebook page.(Hier kannst Du den Artikel auf Deutsch lesen)Creative Hides on the Geocaching Pinterest board SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – July 13, 2011July 13, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – October 27, 2011October 28, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”DIY: How to Hide like You’ve Never Hidden BeforeSeptember 8, 2013In “Community” Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Thousands of Bloggers Struggle to Withstand Wave of DDoS Attacks Against LiveJournal

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Long-time blogging platform LiveJournal said today that it has been subject to “repeated, large-scale DDoS attacks” for the past two weeks. The company says that the attacks have targeted a number of different users’ journals, some of whom are political in nature. While a small number of users may be targeted, all users lose their ability to publish and read on the platform when the site is taken down. “LiveJournal believes strongly in the ideal of freedom of expression,” the company said, “and we’re working very hard to ensure that users around the world have a place where their voices can be heard.”Among those affected is Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who began blogging on Russian-owned LiveJournal two years ago this month. “As an active LJ user, I believe the hackers’ actions to be outrageous and illegal,” Medvedev reportedly wrote in Russian on his blog this week. “Both the administration of the blog and law enforcement agencies must look into the matter.”LiveJournal said it is making extensive but un-described technical changes to try to fight off the attacks. Nearly 400 users posted comments expressing support for the company’s efforts (or listing their birthday wishes if they were born this month, the news update concerned several matters) within the first few hours after the statement.“These attacks are insane,” commented fiction writer and paid-account holder McGarryGirl78. “I’m glad you guys are doing everything you can but the frustration does start to get to me after a while. I know it’s not your fault though so I just wish you luck on keeping the attackers at bay.”In its statement, the company urged users unable to access their journals to watch Twitter for updates. LiveJournal describes itself there as “blurring the lines between blogging and social networking… since ’99.” Built by now-Googler Brad Fitzpatrick 12 years ago next week, LiveJournal was acquired by SixApart six years ago and then bought by Russian media company SUP three years ago.Cynics might shrug at the troubles of the no-longer dominant blogging/social networking service, but attacks against LiveJournal are attacks against the voices of people who choose to use that platform to publish and subscribe to the world. The ability for any everyday person to publish their thoughts and subscribe freely to their personal interests in the world is a precious historical anomaly. Amazon traffic monitoring service Alexa says LiveJournal is the 72nd most-trafficked site on the Web, just behind the New York Times at number 71.Related: Why a Day of Tumblr Down-Time Matters to the Web & to the World Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrickcenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Blogging#news#NYT#web last_img read more

A Choice of Two Stories

first_imgTwo people can have the same experience and interpret it differently. Each of the stories they tell themselves and others about their experience can be wildly different, even if the general facts are indistinguishable. They are choosing between two frames, and the results that naturally follow.The Circumstances of Your BirthTwo people could have shared similar circumstances of birth, little money or means, lousy neighborhood, and difficult family situations. For one person, this story is the reason they can’t be more, do more, have more, and contribute more. For the other, that same story is the source of their motivation.One person struggled to finish high school and had a single year of high school and now tells themselves and others this story to explain why they struggle now. Another tells the story about how hard they worked to gain the skills and experience necessary to build the life they want—putting themselves through college while working.What It Means to YouIt’s possible you might tell yourself and others the story about some circumstance that surely must prevent and preclude you from being something more, doing something more, having something more, or contributing something more, but the evidence against this idea is stacked so high it blocks out the Sun. There are people who right now who have framed the story different from you, whether it’s the story you tell about your beginning, the story you tell about what went wrong, or the one about the person or persons who prevent your success or happiness.Two days ago, David drove me to the airport in Tampa. I was not quite capable of identifying the place of his birth, and when I asked, he said: “I am from Cuba.” I followed by asking him how he got here, and he replied: “The same way everyone else from Cuba did, on a raft. I was scared.” The circumstances of his birth located him 90 miles or so away from Florida in the wrong direction. David is 61 years old and made that journey only ten years ago. He said, “They start washing your brain in grade school. They tell you the United States is the reason Cuba has so much trouble. I lived on $25 a month there and owned nothing, and now I own a house, I own this car, my third, and I send money back to help my family. America is the greatest country in the world, but you don’t appreciate it.”What courage it must take to float across 90 miles of the Atlantic Ocean with no certainty you will make it or be allowed to stay. What I know for sure is that the story you tell yourself and others is true for you—even if someone else shares the same facts and tells a very different story.Something is the reason you can’t, or it is the reason you must, and you are the only one who determines which of those is true for you. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

Niyamgiri’s Dongria Kondh gird for ‘resistance’ after SC order

first_imgWith a recent Supreme Court order triggering panic among forest dwellers over possible eviction, Odisha’s Dongria Kondh tribals have resolved to resist any attempt to force them out.The tribe shot into the limelight for their successful resistance against the Vedanta Group’s plan to mine bauxite in the ecologically and mineral-rich Niyamgiri hill range. The Dongria Kondh are currently holding their annual ‘Niyamraja festival’ on the picturesque hilltop of Niyamgiri. The issue of possible eviction of tribals, whose applications for regularisation under the Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006, had been rejected, came up for discussion at the festival.The Dongria Kondh’s habitations dot the Niyamgiri hills in Kalahandi and Rayagada districts.As per official records of the distribution of titles under FRA, 562 claims were received from 591 households under the Kutia Kandh Development Agency, Lanjigarh. Gram Sabhas had approved all 562. However, 310 claims involving 313.80 acres were approved by the District Level Committee and certificate of titles were distributed. Under Dongria Kondh Development Agency, Chatikona and Dongria Kondh Development Agency, Parsoli, of 2,126 applications, Gram Sabhas approved 1,895. All applications were approved by DLC and certificates involving 3,088 acres of land were distributed. The rights sought by the Dongria Kondh have not been met, says Niyamgiri Surakshya Samiti, and it fears that the government might push its mining agenda in the future.last_img read more