Grange calls for new collaborative relationship with sports federations as precursor to national major events strategy

first_imgRelatedGrange calls for new collaborative relationship with sports federations as precursor to national major events strategy Grange calls for new collaborative relationship with sports federations as precursor to national major events strategy SportFebruary 15, 2011 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Honourable Olivia Grange, MP has said there needs to be a new relationship of co-operation between national sports federations and Government. Addressing the Caribbean Football Union Congress in Montego Bay, St James this morning (Tuesday), Minister Grange said it was time to put aside the notion that “there must be a very wide line drawn between Government and sports (federations)”. Minister Grange said: “Government must not run sport; but it should play its part as a partner in its development. “The fact is, Jamaica is a small country; the nations of the Caribbean are small countries with small economies.  I do not see the Sports Federations achieving their goals without some public funding.” The Minister said that the Government continues to be a major funder of sports and physical activity in Jamaica and it is essential that the Ministry works with the federations to “get the best value for that cash”. The Minister told the Congress that the Government is working to realise the potential of making Jamaica one of the world’s leading destinations for competition and other sports events, such as the Congress. Minister Grange said she envisions a new relationship of co-operation between the Government and sports federations through which strategies for sports success will be developed. Minister Grange said: “I think our future approach must begin with a new understanding of our relationship.  Government and Sports Federations must now see ourselves as partners working to achieve the same goals.  Let’s not see ourselves as us and them.  We are in this thing together. “Once we have settled on that, we can move to the next stage of crafting our strategy for hosting major events, such as the CONCACAF Under 17 championship. “If we work together from the early stages – even before we bid for the competitions, we can assure success.” Issued by: The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Listen Clip {audio}mp3/OG_20110215_CFU.mp3{/audio} RelatedGrange calls for new collaborative relationship with sports federations as precursor to national major events strategy Advertisements RelatedGrange calls for new collaborative relationship with sports federations as precursor to national major events strategylast_img read more

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Dozens of Fla. Tourists Injured in Bus Crash

first_imgAs paramedics rescued passengers from the tour bus, many retrieved their luggage and hugged each other to shake off the shock, Rosa said. But the South Florida outing ended abruptly for dozens of tourists Saturday morning, when a sports car spun out of control on Interstate 595 and hit their tour bus, sending it across a median and through oncoming eastbound traffic before it grazed an exit ramp wall. The surgeon described the minor injuries as “things that are ugly but not life threatening that may require plastic reconstructive surgery later on,” adding that the skin of many passengers had been lacerated and partially peeled off. Staff Writer Brian Haas and Staff Researcher William Lucey contributed to this report.Elizabeth Baier can be reached at [email protected] or 954-356-4637. Barrios said Ordu ez had been wearing a seat belt, but was ejected from his seat by the impact. The tourists in his charge had disembarked from a cruise aboard Holland America’s MS Maasdam at Port Everglades and were heading out on a day tour of the Everglades before returning home. “People were a little disoriented but they seemed to be in decent spirits considering they had just gone through a tremendous trauma,” he said. Traffic was shut down for more than an hour in both directions of the busy Interstate highway after the accident. Both the tour bus and the black Mustang had been heading west on the rain-slicked road when Davie resident Omar Abu-Jabir, the driver of the Mustang, apparently lost control of his vehicle and hit the tour bus, Sgt. Mark Wysocky, spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol, said. “The Mustang was in really bad shape,” Rosa said. “It looked pretty much totaled.” The bus was operated by Miami-based Endeavor Bus Lines. The company issued a statement late Saturday saying: “We are saddened by the accident that happened today January 5, 2008. The accident is being investigated both internally and by official agencies.” “My uncle, he’s doing OK,” said Norma Barrios, 41, of Hialeah. “But he has a lot of pain.” The bus, driven by Gustavo Ordu ez, 62, of Hialeah, swerved across the road, broke through the median railing and crossed the eastbound lanes, eventually stopping on a grassy shoulder against the wall of the State Road 7 northbound exit ramp. Relatives of Abu-Jabir could not be reached for comment Saturday night. Records show his driving history include charges for speeding, improper lane changes, driving with a suspended license, failure to pay traffic fines and driving with an expired tag. Doctors at Broward General said they received a total of 19 accident victims. Two remained in critical condition Saturday afternoon, one with severe injuries and bleeding in the brain, “but not the kind that surgical intervention might help,” according to Dr. Moshe Stav, a trauma surgeon in the emergency room.center_img Five other passengers suffered serious but nonlife-threatening wounds, and the rest were treated for soft-tissue injuries and knee fractures, as well as bumps and bruises, Stav said. Shortly after 9 a.m., paramedics, police and deputies from Davie, Plantation and the Broward Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident scene just west of the State Road 7 exit and set up a triage area where they treated 42 tour bus passengers, Braulio Rosa, spokesman for Davie Fire Rescue, said. In all, 32 people were transported to Broward General Medical Center, in Fort Lauderdale, and Memorial Regional Hospital, in Hollywood, Rosa said. Many drivers along Interstate 595 got out of their cars as they waited in gridlocked traffic. The road was reopened around 10:30 a.m. Outside Broward General, Ordu ez family members waited Saturday evening as the bus driver recovered inside. “He saw the car coming and he couldn’t stop,” Barrios said. “It was a car in front of him, it was spinning. The car hit the front of the bus.” There were no deaths, but one person in serious condition was flown to Broward General, Rosa added. The bus accident occurred just weeks after Davie Fire Rescue members participated in “mass-casualty training,” which Rosa, the department’s spokesman, said helped emergency rescuers be ready for Saturday’s accident. She said Ordu ez suffered a broken arm, at least three broken fingers and cuts and bruises to his head. She said that he was conscious and able to relay a little of what he remembered of the crash. The Mustang, partially crushed and charred from the impact, came to rest on the median. Abu-Jabir, 34, was hospitalized in critical condition, according to Wysocky. “It got us prepared to deal with this kind of situation,” Rosa said. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — It was supposed to be a day of fun in the Florida Everglades, a perfect end to a weeklong New Year’s cruise in the Caribbean.last_img read more

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How much longer must we wait for new housing standards?

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Baltimore signs WWL deal

first_img“Our entire administration is committed to making Maryland more business friendly, and today we add WWL to our state’s growing list of business success stories,” said Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan. “This new contract, tying WWL’s success to that of the Port of Baltimore for the next three decades, will support nearly 1,000 jobs here in Maryland and is a ringing endorsement of the strength and importance of this partnership.” This deal replaces an existing 20-year deal between WWL and the port, which was due to expire in 2021.”Baltimore is WWL’s largest port of business in the Americas, and a gateway to key markets in the US and around the globe,” said Raymond Fitzgerald, president – Atlantic at WWL. “WWL-operated ships call at Baltimore nearly 150 times each year to accommodate the needs of our customers – some of the largest and top vehicle, heavy machinery and ro-ro shippers in the world.”www.2wglobal.compob.mpa.state.md.uslast_img read more

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GOP Convention: Doom and gloom at home, clamor for Trump

first_imgGOP Convention: Doom and gloom at home, clamor for Trump Published: July 18, 2016 10:43 PM EDT Updated: July 19, 2016 6:33 PM EDT Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARE CLEVELAND (AP) – Painting a bleak picture of America’s future, Republicans promised a new era of security with Donald Trump as president as they opened a four-day convention against the backdrop of an unsettling summer and deep party divisions.The doom-and-gloom message was expected to be offset later Monday night by the candidate’s wife, Melania Trump, who was taking a rare turn in the political spotlight to show a kinder, gentler side of her brash husband. In an unusual step for a candidate, Trump announced he would come to Cleveland and introduce her.Mrs. Trump was the first of several family members and friends who will take the stage in Cleveland during the convention that officially kicks of the businessman’s general election battle with Democrat Hillary Clinton. But many of the party’s past and future stars are glaringly missing from the lineup, underscoring the concerns GOP leaders have with closely aligning themselves with Trump.Republican divisions erupted briefly on the convention floor Monday afternoon after party officials adopted rules by a shouted voice vote. Anti-Trump forces seeking to derail his nomination responded with loud and angry chants, though they were quickly quieted and there were no lingering signs of the protests as delegates returned to the cavernous convention hall for the evening program.Trump hoped the chaos would be little more than a footnote. Despite persistent party divisions, his campaign is confident Republicans will come together behind their shared disdain for Clinton.The theme of the opening night was “Make America Safe Again” and a parade of speakers told emotional stories about loved ones killed while serving in the military or at the hands of people in the United States illegally.Republicans also highlighted at length the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, while Clinton was serving as secretary of state. The mother of one of the victims choked back tears as she personally blamed Clinton for her son’s death and giving a false explanation for the attack.“If Hilary Clinton can’t give us the truth, why should we give her the presidency,” Pat Smith said.The convention comes amid a wrenching period of violence and unrest, both in the United States and around the world. In a matter of weeks, Americans have seen deadly police shootings, a shocking ambush of police in Texas and escalating racial tensions, not to mention a failed coup in Turkey and gruesome Bastille Day attack in Nice, France. Three police officers were killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on the eve of the convention’s opening day.Convention speakers relentlessly cast the troubling times as a result of ineffective leadership by President Barack Obama and Clinton, who spent four years in his administration.“Hillary Clinton cannot be trusted. Her judgment and character are not suited to be sitting in the most powerful office in the world,” said Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, according to excerpts of her speech released in advance.Clinton, during remarks Monday at the NAACP’s annual convention, said there was no justification for directing violence at law enforcement.“As president, I will bring the full weight of the law to bear in making sure those who kill police officers are brought to justice,” she said.Trump has been vague about how he would put the nation on a different course, offering virtually no details of his policy prescriptions despite repeated vows to be tough.Campaign chairman Paul Manafort said Trump would “eventually” outline policy specifics but not at the convention. However, Trump said in a Monday night interview with Fox News that his convention speech Thursday would discuss a “major, major” tax cut, immigration, getting rid of burdensome regulations and taking care of veterans.While Trump has been a highly unorthodox candidate, his convention opened in a traditional manner. Sign-waving delegates decked out in patriotic colors filled the arena, leaping to their feet in frequent bursts of applause.Yet the line-up of speakers and no-shows for the four-night convention was a visual representation of Trump’s struggles to unify Republicans. From the party’s former presidents to the host state governor, many leaders were staying away from the convention stage, or Cleveland altogether, wary of being linked to a man whose proposals and temperament have sparked an identity crisis within the GOP.That left Trump with an eclectic array of validators, including Scott Baio and Willie Robertson, star of “Duck Dynasty,” who took the stage with an American flag bandanna wrapped around his head.“No matter who you are, Donald Trump will have your back,” Robertson said as he opened the evening program.Trump’s team insists that by the end of the week, Republicans will plunge into the general election campaign united in their mission to defeat Clinton. But campaign officials undermined their own effort Monday by picking a fight with Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who is not attending the convention and has yet to endorse Trump.”Manafort, in remarks to reporters at a Bloomberg breakfast, called Kasich “petulant” and said the governor was “embarrassing” his party in his home state.Even some of those participating in the convention seemed to be avoiding their party’s nominee. When House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke to Wisconsin delegates Monday morning, he made no mention of Trump in his remarks.Ryan, asked at a later event whether Trump was really a conservative, said: “Define conservative; he’s not my kind of conservative.”last_img read more

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Madrid picks Citadis

first_imgON AUGUST 3, Alstom announced that it had been selected to supply 70 Citadis LRVs to operate the planned 31 km light rail network in Madrid. Signing of the €144·6m contract is expected this month. The cars are to be built at the company’s Spanish plant, which assembled the Citadis cars for the two light rail networks in Barcelona. Deliveries are expected to run from 2006 until June 2007. Each car will be able to carry up to 372 passengers, and operate at up to 70 km/h.A few days earlier, the President of Alstom Spain, Antonio Oporto, signed the €296·6m contract to supply 50 trainsets to operate Barcelona metro Line 9. These are to be supplied to ATM under an 18-year leasing deal financed by ICF Holding, La Caixa, Caja Madrid and Société Générale (RG 2.04 p66). During the ceremony, Oporto confirmed that Alstom will open a research & development centre at its Santa Perpetua de Mogoda facility near Barcelona.last_img read more

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Argos Set to Open GSC Competition

first_imgArgos Set to Open GSC Competition Jonathan Moore (jimhoguephotos.com) PENSACOLA, Fla. — This week the University of West Florida men’s basketball team will be tested as they will begin their Gulf South Conference portion of their schedule.  On Monday night the Argos will open up the New Year against GSC West Division rival Delta State before taking on the Chargers of Alabama-Huntsville on Thursday evening in the GSC opener.Last week the Argos picked up another close victory down at the Nova Southeastern Holiday Classic as they defeated Wilmington (Del.) 69-67 in their final game of the ’08 calendar year.  Big men Charles Bouie and Kenny Holmes led the charge for the Argos, tacking on 11 and 10 points respectively. UWF enters ths week with a solid 7-4 record, led by team leading scorer Charles Bouie, who is averaging 9.6 points per game.  On Monday night the Argos will face a well rested 8-3 Delta State team that is averaging 86 points a game.  The Statesmen are led by GSC  top newcomer Alton Robinson, averaging 14.3 PPG and Eric Spencer who is putting up 12.7 points a contest.On Thursday night in the GSC opener, the Argos will travel to Alabama-Huntsville and face a hot, 7-4 Charger squad.  The Chargers are on a four game winning streak and are led by GSC Pre-Season First Team pick, Kael Coleman, who is averaging 12.3 PPG.The Argos will return back to the friendly confines of the UWF Field next week for three quality games against Flagler, North Alabama and West Georgia.For more information on Argonaut athletics or to follow along with live stats, fans can keep up with the action at www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Sharelast_img read more

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Nelson U18 Selects settle for Silver at Provincial B Girls Cup

first_imgThe Nelson Selects ran out of offence, dropping at 2-0 decision to Chilliwack Attack in the Gold Medal Match of the BC Soccer U18 Girl’s Provincial B Cup Sunday in Penticton.The loss gave Nelson the Silver Medal.In 2014, the same group of players won the Bronze Medal as Nelson defeated the same Chilliwack Attack 6-1.Nelson, which advanced to the final on a goal average after finishing in a tie with Williams Lake in division standings, saw the offence dry up in the Gold Medal Match.The Selects opened the tournament by blasting Kootenay rival Columbia Valley Titans 4-1. Striker Naomi Perkins scored three times to lead the Selects with Jena Wheeldon adding a single.Nelson then played to a scoreless tie against Williams Lake.In the final contest of the round robin Saturday, Perkins scored twice to power Nelson past Powell River Edge 2-0.Nelson doubled by host PinnaclesNelson Selects lost 4-2 to host Penticton Pinnacles in consolation round action at the BC Soccer U16 Girl’s Provincial B Cup Sunday in Penticton.Nelson finished the tournament in sixth place.The Selects opened the Provincial B Cup with a 1-0 win over Burnaby Girl’s SC Intensity.Nelson was pounded 5-1 by Kelowna before losing 2-1 to Juan de Fuca. The loss knocked the Selects out of the medal round as Juan de Fuca secured second spot in the division with four points, one more than Nelson.last_img read more

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Over The Line Rugby Special – Connacht vs Leinster

first_img Rugby Special – Connacht v Leinster Over the Line Rugby Special – Connacht v Leinster print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Over the Line Forward 60 seconds Back 15 seconds Rugby Special – Connacht v Leinster Back 15 seconds Over the Line 更多 Rob Murphy was joined by William Davies, Alan Deegan, Dave Finn and spoke to Tiernan O’Halloran, Linley McKenzie, Gerry Thornley and Pat Lam as they look forward to Connacht and Leinster at the Sportsground on Saturday. Currently Playing Forward 60 secondslast_img read more

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Is this solar-powered flexible battery the future of wearables?

first_imgSmall Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Researchers have developed a new solar powered battery, capable of changing its shape to fit various flexible forms.The University of Illinois, Northwest University, and researchers in South Korea and China developed the battery. The team says the battery could transform the wearables market by lowering the space required for a battery, a big benefit for e-skin and e-clothes products.See Also: America trumps Europe in fitness wearables“The components are electronically connected via flexible copper-polymer interconnects, mounted on a highly elastic silicone core, and enclosed within a silicone shell,” the team said. “The resulting system could stretch up to 30 percent without detectable loss in solar power generation.”While we have heard of battery breakthroughs in the past that have led to nothing, this team seems confident that companies in the wearable market will look into the new flexible battery.“The authors demonstrated the use of these systems for continual logging and wireless transmission of body temperature data in a variety of realistic scenarios, such as monitoring skin temperature during physical exercise and bathing, and measuring temperature changes during breathing.”Battery to aid discreet health wearables the most?Inconspicuous wearables could be a major benefit in the health market. Products like a smart t-shirt or trousers may provide more information on your health and fitness than a wearable only able to check your pulse.The big step is making those wearables blend into normal clothes, something the e-clothes industry has been unable to do so far. The battery may also be a welcome addition to the e-skin market, with researchers recently creating a much longer lasting tattoo that changes color and can even track things like UV rays and heart-rate.Wearables are still a young market, but with 67 percent growth from 2015 to 2016, more companies are starting to see the potential of devices able to gather more data on the customer. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts center_img David Curry Follow the Puck Tags:#battery#China#e-clothes#e-skin#smartwatch#solar power#South Korea#wearable last_img read more

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