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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


Lady Chiefs forces winner-take-all Game 3 in NCAA volleyball finals


first_imgMANILA, Philippines—Arellano isn’t giving up its three-peat bid yet after it buckled down to work to turn back University of Perpetual Help, 23-25, 25-9, 25-18, 22-25, 15-12, in Game 2 of the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Center.Season MVP Necole Ebuen and Princess Bello lit up with 18 points for the Lady Chiefs, who are also in search of their fourth title in five seasons, to extend the series to a winner-take-all game 3.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carla Donato and Regine Arrocha also had solid performances for Arellano with 13 and 12 points, respectively.Cindy Embo led the Lady Altas, who won the series opener 21-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-20, with 15 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe two teams will play the title decider on Tuesday. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentscenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Calvin Abueva’s defensive grit helps keep Fuel Masters unscathedlast_img read more


BCCI officials meet two days before Thursday’s Annual General Meeting to devise strategies


first_imgTwo days before the scheduled AGM of the Indian cricket Board , officials from its state associations started converging in Mumbai on Tuesday to devise strategies to ensure a big say in decision-making for the 2012-13 season.The annual general meeting ‘s (AGM) timing itself is interesting as very unusually it is to start at “12.05 pm”, as per the agenda circulated among the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) members.But those who know BCCI president N Srinivasan are not surprised as they emphasised that he is extremely superstitious and must have fixed the time after consulting astrologers.Last year too, Srinivasan had scheduled a working committee meeting for 12.05 pm, but later changed it to 2.30 pm on the same day, August 15. “This time, however, there’s no change so far,” said a BCCI official.There will be no election for the top officer bearers’ posts. The agenda is the usual one for the AGM, but there’s a lot of interest in the meeting as the national senior selection committee will be overhauled besides a few likely changes in the junior panel.Although the BCCI now handpicks the selectors, if there are influential officials in the fives zones they can have a say. The Board started paying selectors for the last few years, and each member of the senior panel now receives Rs 40 lakh annually and a junior selector Rs 20 lakh. This is besides the incidental and dearness allowances for attending selection committee meetings and other privileges like five-star accommodation and transport.At least four of the five members of the senior selection panel will be changed as they have completed their terms while the fifth one, north zone representative Mohinder Amarnath, could also be replaced if some associations in the zone are given a choice.Former India Test openers Chetan Chauhan and Vikram Rathour of Punjab are Delhi’s and Punjab’s choices to replace Amarnath, but the gutsy batsman is believed to have Srinivasan’s vote.There’s, however, one certainty: there’ll be a new committee chairman, whether it’s Amarnath (if he stays) or Roger Binny, who is said to be a front runner from south zone, replacing outgoing head K. Srikkanth.From east zone, a new member would replace CR Vekataraman and there are at least four names doing the rounds-former India pacer Debasish Mohanty, Arup Bhattacharya, Devang Gandhi and ex-India wicket-keeper Deep Dasgupta. A final decision on the east zone representative will be taken on Wednesday when the six associations from that zone have their own meeting in the evening.The other aspirants are Abey Kuruvilla (west) and Mumbaibased Sunil Chaturvedi and Gyanendra Pandey (central).Another interesting development relates to the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA).While Rajeev Shukla, one of UPCA’s directors and chairman of the IPL governing council, is certain to be present at the BCCI headquarters at the Wankhede Stadium, Yadupati Singhania, a UPCA patron and son of chief patron-cum-president Gaur Hari Singhania, has also shown his interest in attending the meeting.Sources say that since Gaur Hari, now 77, has not been keeping well, he is keen to “introduce” his son to the BCCI so that he could continue the family legacy in state cricket.Yadupati is managing director and CEO of JK Cement, a business house that has patronised Uttar Pradesh cricket for many years. The UPCA AGM is scheduled for Saturday and, sources said, Yadupati could assume a bigger role during the meeting.advertisementlast_img read more


JISCO ALPART Owners Encourage Community Members to Take Advantage of Opportunities


first_img He said that members of the community are already benefiting from the re-opening of the plant in mid-2017, as more than 50 of them have been employed. Mr. Sun added that JISCO is also planning to do a demonstration greenhouse project at the entrance to the plant. “We just want to give the people, especially the local farmers, a chance to learn something from the demonstration project to improve their output,” he said. According to Mr. Sun, there are opportunities to come for the local people based on JISCO’s long term strategic plan. “We will be building the new refinery, we will be using LNG for energy and we’re building a new powerhouse. Story Highlights Owners and operators of the Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) ALPART bauxite refinery, in St. Elizabeth, are encouraging persons in the surrounding communities to take advantage of the opportunities that will be available with the planned expansion of the plant. Owners and operators of the Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) ALPART bauxite refinery, in St. Elizabeth, are encouraging persons in the surrounding communities to take advantage of the opportunities that will be available with the planned expansion of the plant.In an interview with JIS News at the recent 24th Bauxite and Alumina Conference in Montego Bay, Assistant Managing Director of JISCO ALPART Jamaica, Sun Jing, hailed the good relationship that the company has with the local community, especially persons living near the plant.He said that members of the community are already benefiting from the re-opening of the plant in mid-2017, as more than 50 of them have been employed. Mr. Sun added that JISCO is also planning to do a demonstration greenhouse project at the entrance to the plant.“We just want to give the people, especially the local farmers, a chance to learn something from the demonstration project to improve their output,” he said. According to Mr. Sun, there are opportunities to come for the local people based on JISCO’s long term strategic plan. “We will be building the new refinery, we will be using LNG for energy and we’re building a new powerhouse.We will also be doing the Port Kaiser expansion and when we shift our energy from oil to LNG, it’s another huge potential opportunity for the local persons,” he said. He explained that the regasification process for LNG will produce co-energy, and that energy can be sent to a storage house/room to keep meat at a low temperature.“For the local person, they can utilise that co-energy to preserve their goods temporarily before going to market,” he said. Mr. Sun added that more opportunities will be presented with the scheduled 10-year special economic zone development plan for the plant, where persons, especially those in the parish, will have a chance to be involved in the development of the area.He said support functions will be required, such as schools, hotels, housing for staff and places for them to do business, like supermarkets and other retail outlets.last_img read more