Georgia-Based Jamaicans Laid to Rest

first_imgGeorgia-Based Jamaicans Laid to Rest Foreign AffairsJanuary 8, 2013Written by: Derrick Scott FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedGeorgia-Based Jamaicans Laid to Rest RelatedGeorgia-Based Jamaicans Laid to Rest Story HighlightsHundreds of Jamaicans and friends turned out at a church in  Decatour, Georgia, on January 5, to celebrate the lives of Ainsworth and Jacqueline Mallett and son Drew, the Georgia-based Jamaican family, who perished in a traffic accident on December 27.Formerly of Stone Mountain, Georgia, the Malletts owned and operated the Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill franchise, a popular gathering place for the Caribbean-American community in and around Lithonia.Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie,  sent a message expressing  sorrow at their passing. “Words alone are clearly never adequate in situations like this,” he said, while telling the surviving 18 year-old daughter, Nicole, and family and mourners that, “even in the midst of your grieving, may their memory and exemplary service continue to inspire you all to live with meaning and purpose.”center_img WASHINGTON — Hundreds of Jamaicans and friends turned out at a church in  Decatour, Georgia, on January 5, to celebrate the lives of Ainsworth and Jacqueline Mallett and son Drew, the Georgia-based Jamaican family, who perished in a traffic accident on December 27.Formerly of Stone Mountain, Georgia, the Malletts owned and operated the Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill franchise, a popular gathering place for the Caribbean-American community in and around Lithonia.Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie,  sent a message expressing  sorrow at their passing. “Words alone are clearly never adequate in situations like this,” he said, while telling the surviving 18 year-old daughter, Nicole, and family and mourners that, “even in the midst of your grieving, may their memory and exemplary service continue to inspire you all to live with meaning and purpose.”“It is our fervent hope that especially in the immediate days and months ahead you will draw comfort from the warmth of family, friendship, and community at this most trying time, encouraged by the wonderful memory of the departed ones whose lives you are now celebrating,” the Ambassador added.Ambassador Vasciannie’s message was read by Jamaica’s Honorary Consul in  Georgia, Mr. Vin Martin. Among other dignitaries in attendance were US Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA), President and CEO of Golden Krust, Noel Hawthorne and DeKalb County Commissioner, Larry Johnson.In her eulogy, Nicole told the congregation that her family “were fun people and I will miss them for the rest of my life. But I can’t sit and dwell on the fact that they are gone. Instead, it is best that we remember them for the fun people they were.”The accident occurred while Mr. Mallett  and his family were driving back to Georgia after visiting his ailing mother in a Connecticut Hospital over the Christmas holidays. RelatedGeorgia-Based Jamaicans Laid to Rest Advertisementslast_img read more

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PGE Vive Kielce two months without Filip Ivic

first_img“HE TURNED THE CIRCLE”: Filip Ivic again at RK PPD Zagreb Related Items:Dean Bombac, Filip Ivic, PGE Vive Kielce Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmail Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Click to comment Vive Group stop sponsorship of giant from Kielce! ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe Polish PGE Vive Kielce, despite their big plans for the future announced on press conference on Monday in Warsaw, struggling to find a form in current season. Two away matches and two defeats in EHF Champions League in Brest and Celje, put pressure on Dujshebaev’s squad. Moreover, injuries are something with experienced Spanish coach will have to deal about in the upcoming weeks. The Croatian goalkeeper Filip Ivic will go under knife due to knee meniscus injury and will be out of the court between six and seven weeks.Dean Bombac, Slovenian playmaker, will also rest for a while after muscle injury -the latest he will be back in four weeks. Kulesh misses draw in Flensburglast_img read more

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Los Alamos Mountaineers Hold Gear And Clothing Collection For Homeless Saturday Dec. 14

first_imgPlease drop off 8-9 a.m. Saturday Dec. 14 at Sullivan Field parking lot in Los Alamos – look for the green Ford Bronco with a rooftop rack.The Los Alamos Mountaineers are an open-to-all non-profit organization dedicated to outdoor adventuring and safety education. Donations to LAM are not tax deductible. Los Alamos Mountaineers News: The Los Alamos Mountaineers are collecting donations of serviceable camping gear and outdoor clothing to be distributed by area homeless shelters.  Our homeless neighbors can use packs, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, tents, and outdoor clothing such as jackets, hats, gloves, socks, and boots (for men, women, and children).last_img read more

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Maw Fined for Montana Hunting

first_imgThe court order was filed May 14 in Beaverhead County, Montana. The courts say Maw purchased Montana resident licenses from 2008-2014. Added to the fine, Maw was banned from hunting, fishing, or trapping in Montana or Alaska for 18 months. Maw withdrew his name from consideration February 20 as the first emergency closures for Cook Inlet were announced… Maw: “Considering the emergency order announcements that came out yesterday concerning Chinook stocks throughout the Cook Inlet, I would appreciate that the focus be on solving some of these problems, the health of our fish stocks, as compared to another story about Roland Maw.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Kenai Peninsula drifter and former Board of Fish nominee has been fined $7,245 after the State of Montana looked into his residency claims.center_img Roland Maw plead no contest to 7 charges he claimed Montana residency for hunting and fishing licenses while he was an Alaskan resident. The charges came to light in late February, after Maw had been nominated to the Board of Fish by Governor Bill Walker.last_img read more

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Ialibu league gets boost from Lae Biscuit

first_imgRUGBY LEAGUE: The Lae Biscuit Company has come to the aid of seven rugby league clubs participating in the Ialibu rugby football competition with its product worth more than K70,000. The biscuit company donated Snax noodles, rugby balls, T/shirts and training pads to the seven teams participating this year. The donation was a timely gift to the teams that have started their knockout. Teams that received the donation from Lae Biscuit Company are Korim Tigers, Asi Bulldogs, K/Yamo Tara, Siwi Rangers, Tama Medics, Rikyai Brothers and Kewani Pride. Lae Biscuit Company representative Justus Rapula, Highlands regional sales manager Paul Emika, sales supervisor James Meninga and the sales team made the presentation last Saturday. Ialibu rugby league has produced some big name players like Raymond Karl, Nande Yer, Cedric Kengi and others. The league has been defunct for some years and but was revived this year after it affiliated to the Highlands confederate. Ialibu town ward two councilor Sheila Noifa was thankful to Lae Biscuit Company for the timely donation. Ms Noifa said the donation has boosted the morale of the players who have been taking part in the competition. BY MAL TAIMElast_img read more

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Richard Simmons loses ruling in defamation case against “National Enquirer”

first_img Related FilmMagic/Rodrigo Vaz(LOS ANGELES) — Looks like Richard Simmons has lost his defamation suit against the National Enquirer and Radar Online, Variety reports.On Wednesday a judge in Los Angeles issued a tentative ruling suggesting that he would be dismissing the case.  Simmons sued in May over stories that claimed he was in the process of becoming a woman.Quoting the ruling, Variety reports that Judge Gregory Keosian ruled that being misidentified as transgender doesn’t inherently mean someone has been defamed.“While, as a practical matter, the characteristic may be held in contempt by a portion of the population, the court will not validate those prejudices by legally recognizing them,” Keosian ruled.At a hearing on Wednesday, lawyers for the fitness guru had argued that the intent of the National Enquirer story was to ridicule Simmons.“The object of the National Enquirer was to do everything they could to humiliate this person,” Simmons attorney Neville Johnson argued. “They made it up entirely out of whole cloth. I submit that when you make something up intentionally… and put it on the cover, there’s an inference you can make that somebody’s reputation is going to be harmed.”But the judge sided with an argument made by the defendants attorney Kelli Sager that, “There is nothing inherently bad about being transgender.”Judge Keosian is expect to issue a final ruling shortly.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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Stoke City news: Butland off crutches and making good progress following injury

first_img Jack Butland: The Stoke goalkeeper made 38 appearances for club and country before fracturing his ankle 1 Stoke and England goalkeeper Jack Butland has revealed he is off crutches as he continues his rehabilitation from injury.Butland was ruled out for the rest of the season and this summer’s European Championships when he fractured his ankle while playing for his country against Germany in March.The 23-year-old posted a message on Twitter on Monday which said: “On the way back from seeing the surgeon, walked in with crutches, walked out without them!“Fracture healing really well! Happy boy!”Butland then joked: “Just guna dust off my gloves and go and dive around in the garden, fit for the weekend!” Stoke host West Ham on Sunday but he added: “I’m kidding, that would be a miracle! This weekend and the Euros are still a no! But all focus now on being fully fit for pre season.”last_img read more

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Donegal scientist leads project which detected mysterious radio signals from deep space

first_imgAn Irish scientist has helped design a massive telescope which has helped astronomers collect mysterious sounds from a distant galaxy.What the sounds are or why they were caused is still unknown.But the group of scientists, who are based in Canada, say the radio waves come from a staggering 1.5 billion light years away. Donegal man Jojo Boyle is a scientist and manager of the group which is based in Montreal which has helped design the CHIMES project which made the discovery.His role was to manage the construction of the telescope and the supercomputer systems.He also managed the development of the software that processes the data from the telescope.Mr Boyle gave some indication of the complexity of building such a huge telescope. He revealed “CHIME is a marvel of modern technology. It produces and searches through over 100 million GigaBytes of data per day – more data than is used by all the mobile phones in the world.“A hundred-million Gigabytes is too much data to store, so it must be processed in real time on a supercomputer that has been built inside five shipping containers right under the telescope.“Even over this short distance, it takes almost 200km of fibre optic cable to move this enormous amount of data from the telescope to the shipping containers – enough to stretch all the way from Glencolmcille to Fanad – imagine this could solve all of Donegal’s broadband issues!”Mr Boyle said he is looking forward to returning to his native Dungloe in West Donegal in March to speak to students about his work.Over the past 25 years, he has worked on and managed many world-class science projects, some for NASA and most in remote places like Arizona, Antarctica, the Arctic and now Canada. “I am looking forward to coming home in March and am excited to visit our local schools to talk my work as it is important to show young people that, even if you are from Donegal, the sky is not necessarily the limit,” he said.The CHIME observatory, located in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, consists of four 100-metre-long, semi-cylindrical antennas, which scan the entire northern sky each day.The telescope only got up and running last year, detecting 13 of the radio bursts almost immediately, including the repeater.Donegal scientist leads project which detected mysterious radio signals from deep space was last modified: January 11th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CHIMEdonegaldungloeJojo Boyletelescopelast_img read more

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Hike in Tuition and Fees Coming to WCU

first_imgThe Western Carolina University Board of Trustees endorsed a schedule of tuition and fees for the 2016-17 academic year that includes a 3 percent increase in tuition for students from North Carolina previously approved by the board last December.The proposal, unanimously approved by the board at its regular quarterly meeting Friday, Dec. 4, would mean a $114 annual increase in tuition for in-state undergraduate students.During last December’s board meeting, the trustees approved a 3 percent increase in tuition for in-state students for 2015-16 and a subsequent increase of 3 percent for 2016-17, meeting instructions from the University of North Carolina Board Of Governors that all UNC campuses submit tuition and fee proposals covering those two academic years.The proposed schedule of tuition and fees must be approved by the Board of Governors and the General Assembly to become effective.Funds generated by the tuition increase would be used to add additional classes in the high-demand, high-growth areas of chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics and other STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs; address salary issues as part of the university’s efforts to retain faculty and staff; ;and provide support for student services and programming.Even with the increase in costs for the coming year, WCU will remain among the least-expensive institutions of higher education in the state.In addition to changes in tuition, the board approved only one modification to mandatory student fees — a $10 increase in the book rental fee, from $280 per academic year to $290, to help meet the rising costs of textbooks and educational materials. All other mandatory student fees remain unchanged for 2016-17.Phil Drake, chair of the trustees’ finance and audit committee, presented the schedule of tuition and fees to the full board for approval following an afternoon of open discussion and committee meetings Thursday, Dec. 3.The board approved increases in residence hall room rates ranging from 2.5 percent to 14.50 percent to meet rising utility costs, prepare for adding housing capacity and continue renovations of existing facilities.In addition, the trustees set rates for rooms in a mixed-used facility currently under construction. A blend of residential, commercial and dining space, the new facility replaces structures damaged by fire in November 2013 and will be named Noble Hall in honor of the Noble Nine, the group of nine trustees from the late 1800s who were instrumental in the development of the school that evolved into WCU. The trustees approved naming of the hall during their November planning retreat.The board also approved increases of approximately 4 percent in the cost of student meal plans to help meet the rising costs of food and food service personnel, and approved postponement for one year of previously approved increases in campus parking fees.The action by the trustees comes after a series of meetings by a campus tuition and fee committee, including three open campus discussions, several information sessions sponsored by the Student Government Association, and an online survey that received 757 responses.With the proposed changes approved by the board, WCU’s average total cost of attendance in 2016-17, including standard residence hall accommodations and the most-popular meal plan, would be $15,391 per year (fall and spring semester) for a typical N.C. undergraduate student, a 5.7 percent increase over current year costs.last_img read more

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SATURDAY SIX 2016 Election Special: A look at how Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton as President could affect Walt Disney World

first_imgShare This!This week’s SATURDAY SIX is a very special 2016 ELECTION SPECIAL – a look at how a President Trump or a President Clinton could affect Walt Disney World. We are mere days away from a historic election here in the United States. While many are concerned with the outcome of the election and how it will impact things like healthcare, national security, and taxes, we here at the SATURDAY SIX only care about the most important issue at stake: theme parks. We commissioned an all-star, blue ribbon panel made up of political experts, former imagineers, and futurists to give us a blueprint of what could happen. Unfortunately, none of them showed up. So instead we’re going to present to you OUR thoughts of what could happen to Walt Disney World depeHnding on how YOU vote on November 8th (although, for some of you the voting date is November 28th.) Whether you’re a shill for Hill or belong in a basket of deplorables, we have the result you don’t want to see. So sit back, proudly display your I Voted button, and let’s begin our countdown starting with…# 6 – IF TRUMP WINS: We’re going to build a WALL around EPCOT’s Mexico Pavilion and THEY’RE going to pay for itSorry La Cava, but we need to protect our borders….and Arendelle’s too. (photo by Daisy Lauren and  Matt Cleary)When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President on June 16, 2015, he made a bold promise. “I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border. And I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.” Donald himself has estimated this cost to be in the range of 10-12 billion dollars, while others have estimated it would be closer to 25 billion. With that type of money at stake, we’ll probably see Disney expand the monorail to the Port Orleans resorts before Mexico pays for this wall. However, a great way The Donald can save face is by actually building a wall around Mexico…the Mexico Pavilion at EPCOT! While it may be hard to get the actual Mexican government to write a check, we feel confident that we could shake a few pesos out of La Cava del Tequila and the Three Caballeros to get this done.–# 5 – IF CLINTON WINS: Princesses to switch their dresses for smart and stylish pantsuitsPrincess Power! (photo by Matt Cleary)A couple months ago there was a brouhaha in the Theme Park Universe because of something thought unfathomable by many Disney fans: the company changed Jasmine’s meet and greet outfit. For too long Disney Princesses have been forced to wear their iconic dresses no matter the occasion, and if we have our first woman in the White House it is high time to change that! No longer will Ariel cruelly be forced to wear scratchy sea shells as a top, because now the entire Disney Princess wardrobe will consist of smart and stylish pantsuits! As strong, courageous, and powerful women, each Disney Princess will rock these outfits like nobody’s business (attire.)–# 4 – IF TRUMP WINS: Walt Disney replaced in Partners Statue with shirtless Vladmir PutinOne of the most iconic cartoon characters in the world, known for making people laugh at his outrageous antics. Also pictured: Mickey Mouse. (photo by Brandon Glover and Matt Cleary)No one is going to deny Walt Disney’s place in history. However, it’s now 2016 and with Donald Trump as President it may be time to better represent America’s new “partnership” with Russia. Who better to guide us hand in hand through this new era of glasnost than a statue of a shirtless Vladmir Putin? Walt Disney still has a whole bunch of things at WDW commemorating him, including One Man’s Dream and…, well there’s probably more, but do you know who doesn’t have anything commemorating him at WDW? Vladmir Putin.–# 3 – IF CLINTON WINS: Hall of Presidents animatronic to have “public” position for Value Resort guests and “private” position for Deluxe Resort guestsSeeing the Hall of Presidents reminds us that it is the absolute best attraction in WDW… for an air conditioned break. (photo by Josh Abercrombie and Matt Cleary)President Clinton being awarded a check after her rousing speech on American philanthropy. (photo by Morgan Crutchfield and Matt Cleary)Over the course of the last year, many theme park fans – including the SATURDAY SIX itself – speculated on the idea of Donald Trump being added to the Hall of Presidents in the Magic Kingdom. Other than WDI having to triple their order of orange paint, that seems like an easy fit. But getting President Hillary Clinton into the HoP means a whole bunch of things have to change. Whereas the HoP now has the same show over and over again, President Clinton would need multiple shows to fully get across her various positions. Guests staying at Disney Value Resorts such as Pop Century will be invited to the “public” show, while guests staying at Disney Deluxe Resorts such as The Contemporary, will have access to the “private” show. Moderate Resort guests are an afterthought, but there’s a good chance they’ll soon be Value Resort guests anyway. The highlight of every performance is the show stopping finale where President Clinton is given a $200,000 check for her rousing speech.–# 2 – IF TRUMP WINS: Calling women “Miss Piggy” now a compliment!Donald Trump, Miss Piggy, former Miss Universe Alicia Machado.Disney has quietly been making a great resurgence with The Muppets. Over in EPCOT, the Muppet Mobile Lab with Beaker and Dr. Honeydew was brought back after spending years collecting dust. In the Magic Kingdom, the new Great Moments in American History with the Muppets is everything we wanted it to be, and more. We’re also just two weeks away from the Muppet-themed PizzeRizzo opening in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. With the Muppets now back in a major way in the theme park world, we can make a case that calling a woman “Miss Piggy” can now be seen as a compliment. As a woman (er, pig, but you know what we mean,) the actual Miss Piggy has many character traits that we admire. She is a strong woman filled with feminine charm, but also has no problem pulling out a karate chop when needed (“Hi-yah!“)–# 1 – IF CLINTON WINS: WikiLeaks Becomes the new home of the Disney Parks BlogClick to expandFor theme park fans, the concept of a President Hillary Clinton means one thing for sure, we’ll be getting all our latest Disney news via WikiLeaks! Co-run by Julian Assange and Steven Miller, the new and improved Disney Parks Blog will mix in the latest goings on at Disney parks around the world along with hacked emails from theme park bloggers on The Watch List. What that means is, after you read about the upcoming commemerative MagicBands for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, you can go straight to a covert email from noted rabble-rouser Andy Castro where he tells Guy Selga that he actually likes the Guardians of Galaxy overlay at Tower of Terror! Not shocking enough? What about a stolen email from Tom Bricker to Seth Kubersky which covered Tom’s concerns about TouringPlans’ own Rikki Niblett? In the email, Bricker urged Seth to  “stay on her” and “lock her in,” because if he did, “eventually [Rikki] will sound like a human.” That’s right, email after email proving once and for all that theme park bloggers – once seen as the pillars of society and at the highest level of all human achievement – are just like everyone else.Erase all your current bookmarks, because come November 9th, the Disney Parks Blog at its new home on WikiLeaks will be the only place to get your theme park news (literally.)–So there you have it: SATURDAY SIX 2016 Election Special: A look at how President Trump or Clinton could affect Walt Disney World. See you next weekend for the latest installment of the SATURDAY SIX, where we’ll look at something fun from the world of Disney and Universal. If you enjoyed yourself, be sure to check out The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! articles, or, for your listening pleasure, check out the Pardon the Pixie Dust podcast. You can also follow Your Humble Author on Twitter (@derekburgan)Ultra RARE look at how a SATURDAY SIX is born. Sketch by Your Humble Author and then turned into magic by Matt Cleary.If you enjoyed this article, you will surely like the following:Inaugural 2015 Theme Park Awards (AKA The Burgys)Walt Disney World Locations Used in Hulk Hogan’s THUNDER IN PARADISESix Events That Won’t Be on ANY Theme Park Calender2014 Theme Park “Turkeys” of the Year6 Ways Disney Can Introduce MARVEL into the WDW ParksSpecial Thanks to crack staff photographer Brandon Glover, master photo manipulator Matt Cleary, the worldwide leader of Error 404 pages wdwthemeparks.com‘s Tim Grassey, the guy who has a Space Mountain kitchen – Len Testa, crazy cat lady Laurel Stewart, and blogger to the stars Megan Stump for their invaluable assistance with this article. Be sure to also check out Brandon on The Park Blogger podcast with co-host Aengus Mackenzie and fellow Potterheads may enjoy Meg’s work on the Central Florida Slug Club.FINAL PLUG! Did you know The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando has a special edition of the SATURDAY SIX in it? Finally, someone came up with an actual reason to read a book. ORDER this baby now! (For every copy sold, a percentage of the profits* go towards buying a DVD of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train rap video.)last_img read more

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