MESSAGE FROM THE MOST HON. PORTIA SIMPSON MILLER ON, MP PRIME MINISTER FOR NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK CELEBRATIONS

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail It is fitting for a nation and its people to set aside a special period to honour and recognize those of its citizens who make outstanding and exemplary contribution to its development, and for this reason, I greet Jamaicans, both at home and in the Diaspora, as we observe National Heritage Week 2006.Undoubtedly, ours is a rich heritage: one that reflects the influences of peoples of diverse cultures, including our ancestors of African descent, and people of Chinese, Indian and German origin, as well as those from countries in Europe and the Far East. All have played an integral role in the unfolding of our colonial and modern history. This mix of cultures reflected in our art form, music and general way of life, truly makes us ‘Out of Many, One People.’During this week of celebrations and as we reflect on the lives of our seven National Heroes, let us endeavour to ensure that the relevance of their struggle is not lost, especially on our younger generations. It is important that our youth are fully cognizant of not just our history as a nation, but the contribution made by each of our heroes to national development.At this time, we recognize the thousands of unsung heroes and heroines who remain courageous and determined to achieve their goals and by so doing continue to make a significant contribution to the building of the nation. We see them in every sphere of life, activity and professional endeavour. They include our teachers, members of the security forces, the health services, the clergy, leaders in business, sportsmen and women, as well as community leaders who advocate positive change through meaningful contribution and responsible dialogue. In their own way, they set the standards to help lift up Jamaica at home and bring fame to Jamaica, internationally.We salute our cultural icons whose work in the theatre movement, as well as through art, music, dance and other forms of cultural expression, symbolizes our rich heritage and helps to establish our Jamaican identify. You continue to keep Jamaica’s flag flying high and promote our culture for others around the world to be inspired by and experience.As is customary, on National Heroes Day, several Jamaicans will be conferred with various honours and awards for their contribution to the building of our nation. I congratulate them on their achievement and express my special thanks to Jamaicans everywhere who in their own way, continue to work tirelessly for the greater good of Jamaica.I commend the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission for the activities it has planned for the week of celebrations and I urge all Jamaicans, in particular our youth, to fully participate in these events.Best wishes for a successful and inspiring National Heritage Week. MESSAGE FROM THE MOST HON. PORTIA SIMPSON MILLER ON, MP PRIME MINISTER FOR NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK CELEBRATIONS UncategorizedOctober 15, 2006 RelatedMESSAGE FROM THE MOST HON. PORTIA SIMPSON MILLER ON, MP PRIME MINISTER FOR NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK CELEBRATIONS RelatedMESSAGE FROM THE MOST HON. PORTIA SIMPSON MILLER ON, MP PRIME MINISTER FOR NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK CELEBRATIONScenter_img Advertisements RelatedMESSAGE FROM THE MOST HON. PORTIA SIMPSON MILLER ON, MP PRIME MINISTER FOR NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK CELEBRATIONSlast_img read more

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Germany Leads Dressage at FEI European Championships

first_imgChasing down their 23rd European team Dressage title, Germany took a firm grip on the leaderboard at the halfway stage of the Grand Prix at the Longines FEI European Championships 2017 in Gothenburg (SWE).Helen Langehanenberg got them off to a great start when posting the biggest score of the day, 74.986%, with Damsey FRH, and team-mate Dorothee Schneider (48) cemented that when slotting into second place on a mark of 74.586 with Sammy Davis Jr. With two more riders still to go, including their superstar combination of Isabell Werth and Weihegold, the Germans have almost a six-point lead over their nearest rivals, the defending champions from The Netherlands.And it’s incredibly tight going into tomorrow’s second half of the competition with Denmark breathing down those Dutch necks just a fraction further behind, while the hosts from Sweden are in fourth place only another 1.0% adrift. A total of 16 teams are contesting the medal placings.Langehanenberg (35), who during her sensational career with the brilliant stallion Damon Hill was a member of the victorious German team at the Europeans in Herning (DEN) in 2013 and the silver medal winning Olympic team at London 2012, has a relatively new ride in Damsey FRH.“Although he is 15, we are a young couple, just one and a half years together now. He’s a wonderful horse but he’s like a lucky bag – you never know what’s going to come out!! He is in a good mood today, and he’s different again tomorrow. Today he was great,” said Helen Langehanenberg (GER).Patrick van der Meer (46) and Zippo were the first Dutch partnership into the ring, scoring 71.114, and Diederik van Silfhout added a competitive 72.528 with Four Seasons to back that up. But van Silfhout’s Danish pupil Anna Zibrandtsen (23) and Arlando, the brilliant horse her Dutch tutor steered to team gold at the FEI European Championships in Aachen (GER) in 2015, produced a stunning performance to earn a mark of 72.957 which, when added to team-mate Agnete Kirk Thinggaard’s 70.629 with Jojo AZ ensured the Danes are right in the mix.Only the second German partnership of Dorothee Schneider and Sammy Davis Jr pinned Zibrandtsen back to third place when putting a mark of 74.585 on the board. Sweden’s Tinne Vilhelmson Silfven and Paridon Magi’s 72.857 filled fourth slot today.Austria, Spain, France, Russia, Finland and Belarus are lining up between fifth and 11th places as the action restarts tomorrow, but don’t discount the British yet. Down a man since Gareth Hughes withdrew Don Carissimo they could still be in with a shout according to Emile Faurie who steered another relative novice, the 12-year-old Lollipop, into sixth spot on a mark of 72.285.Asked about his hopes for the 2011 team gold and 2015 European silver medal winning nation he said – “that Spencer (Wilton) scores 80 and Carl (Hester) rides 90, which they both can, and must! 72 (his own score) has been a counting score in the past, we’ve got two brilliant riders with two brilliant horses coming so I don’t see that as too big an ask!”Full results  here. Tags: Longines FEI European Championships, Email* SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

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