40 Caribbean Nationals will be inducted in the Caribbean Hall of Fame

first_img Official Presentation of Ronnie Butler’s Caribbean Hall of Fame Award RONNIE IS READY Related Items:Anthony Davis (Beenie Man), caribbean hall of fame, dahlia harris, garnett reid, horace phillipis, Mr. Andrew Price Arts, Mr. Bill Edwards, Mr. David Rudder (Trinidad), Mr. Lennie Little- White, Mr. Omar Reuben Riley (Taurus Riley), Mr. Patrick Brown, Mr. Paul Campbell Film, Mrs. Barbara Blake-Hanna, Mrs. Shauna Mckenzie- Morris (Etana), Ms. Grace Jackson, Ms. Juliet Cuthbert, Ms. Marion Hall, Myrna Hague, richie stephens, ronnie butler Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe 12th Annual Caribbean Hall of Fame Awards for Excellence set for Saturday, October 25, 2014.Under the distinguished Patronage of Their Excellencies The Most Honorable Sir Patrick Allen, ON, GCMG, CD, KSt. J Governor General and The Most Honorable Lady Allen.The Executive Director of the Caribbean Development for the Arts, Sports and Culture Foundation Mr. Garnett Reid, J.P says that the Foundation’s Program is geared towards, strengthening and preserving Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean’s Cultural Heritage. He noted that the main aims of the foundation are:1. To supervise and aid in the development of the creative ability of Caribbean people through creative planning.2. To encourage the natural geniuses of our people to reach the highest point.The Caribbean Development for the Arts, Sports and Culture Foundation in association with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will be staging its 12 Annual Caribbean Hall of Fame Awards for Excellence after a 2 years break. This year the Foundation will be hosting the event in association with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) which will be sponsoring the citations and trophies. In the past we have partnered with United Nations World Decade for Cultural Development (UNDP). We are happy to have UNESCO partnering with us for the 2014 Caribbean Hall of Fame Awards for Excellence 2014. In 2004 the foundation was honored by the United Nations (UN) as one of the best organizations geared within the western hemisphere. We have received hundreds of nominees from across the Caribbean and the selection committee headed by Dr. Jean Small – Chairman of the Selection Committee, is in the process of short listing the nominees received.Among the nominees are:Music Mr. Anthony Davis (Beenie Man) Mrs. Shauna Mckenzie- Morris (Etana) Mr. David Rudder (Trinidad) Mr. Omar Reuben Riley (Taurus Riley) Mr. Ronnie Butler (Bahamas)Sports Ms. Grace Jackson Ms. Juliet Cuthbert Mr. Andrew PriceArts Mr. Patrick Brown Mr. Bill Edwards Mr. Paul CampbellFilm Mrs. Barbara Blake-Hanna Mr. Lennie Little- WhiteThe award shall be made to a person: a. Who has achieved eminence for work in their field of endeavour. b. Whose achievement is one of the highest recognition. c. Who has exhibited unswerving commitment to and has the capacity for the continued growth and development in the particular field.According to the Executive Director- Mr. Garnett Reid, this organization is the only one of its kind within the Caribbean to stage such an event. We are calling on other Caribbean Nations to support this regional Red Carpet Affair.Tickets will be available at: Music Mart Little TheatreFor further information please contact:The Caribbean Development for the Arts, Sports and Culture Foundation8 Central Avenue, Kingston 10P.O Box 790, Kingston 19926-7823/532-2695/378-1740Email: caribbeanhalloffame2000@gmail.comWebsite: www.caribbeanhalloffame.orgThe Function starts at 7:00pm and cocktail will be served at 6:00pm. Entertainment will be provided by the Caribbean First Lady of Jazz Ms. Myrna Hague, Ms. Marion Hall (Lady Saw) and Mr. Richie Stephens. Master of Ceremony will be Ms. Dahlia Harris and Mr. Horace Phillips.The Caribbean Development for the Arts, Sports and Culture Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, established to foster excellence, growth, development and achievement in Arts, Sports, Music and Culture.Criterion:This Prestigious Award is made by the Foundation in recognition of outstanding contribution to those who have achieved excellence in Arts, Sports, Music and Culture.1. The Award shall be made to a person: a. who has achieved eminence for work in their field of endeavor b. whose achievement is of highest recognition c. who has exhibited an unswerving commitment to, and capacity for continued growth and development in the particular field.2. The recipient of “Hall of Fame” Award shall: a. be of Caribbean Nationality b. be a person whose performance has been recognized by the public at the highest level. c. the award recipient should be alive, currently active or a retiree. d. The selection shall not be influenced or determined by factors of race, color, religion, sex or political affiliation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you UNESCO Sponsors the 2014 Caribbean Hall of Famelast_img read more



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Plans to Attract Defense Firms to Eastern Oklahoma Advance

first_imgPlans to foster the defense industry in McAlester moved ahead last week after the city council voted to accept a $193,257 award from the Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission.Leroy Alsup, the city’s community and economic development director, proposed dedicating $93,000 of the award to a planned defense industrial park that may be located next to the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant in eastern Oklahoma, reported McAlester News.The city is waiting for the Army to update the plant’s strategic plan before determining where the industrial park would go, Alsup said. A site outside the plant’s gates would make sense if a defense company were willing to move to McAlester.“When they get done, we will look at where they may expand,” he said. “When they complete their study, we’ll look at where we want to put our industrial park.”Alsup recommended using the rest of the award to supplement a strategic plan the Spectrum Group and the Principi Group are preparing to help McAlester expand and retain the defense industry in the area. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more



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Golden Globes 2019 Macaulay Culkin tweets like brothers nom is a shock

first_img You know, if y’all voted for me to change my name to Kieran I’d be at the Golden Globes right now. Just saying. #thanks— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 7, 2019 0 My brother looks so handsome at the #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/drWsLlslLh— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 7, 2019 Whoa! Kieran has such good seats! Dude, ask Gaga why she isn’t following me on Twitter! #GoldenGlobes— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 7, 2019 HOLY SHIT KIERAN IS NOMINATED???WHAT IS SUCCESSION?! Man, I should really answer his calls more often. Thanksgiving is going to be really awkward this year. #GoldenGlobes— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 7, 2019 Culture: Your hub for everything from film and television to music, comics, toys and sports.Movie Magic: The secrets behind the scenes of your favorite films and filmmakers.  Macaulay also joked he’d be at the Golden Globes if the internet had voted to change his middle name to Kieran instead of Macaulay Culkin. Kieran was one of Macaulay’s top 5 picks from the list of crowdsourced suggestions. “You know, if y’all voted for me to change my name to Kieran I’d be at the Golden Globes right now,” Macaulay tweeted. “Just saying.” Oh my god, there he is! Hi, bro! pic.twitter.com/1Y3iG18bIz— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 7, 2019 Post a comment Macaulay continued to tweet at his brother, who sadly doesn’t have a Twitter account to respond in kind.  “Whoa! Kieran has such good seats!” Macaulay tweeted. “Dude, ask Gaga why she isn’t following me on Twitter!” And when his brother lost, he got in a little tweet-dig. “I was totally pulling for [Henry] Winkler,” he wrote.  This show is rigged!!! I was totally pulling for Winkler. #GoldenGlobes(No one tell Keiran he didn’t win)— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 7, 2019 Oh shit! My brother is at the Golden Globes?! That is so cool! #GoldenGlobes— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 6, 2019 2019 movies to geek out over Awkward. Share your voice 77 Photos Actor Macaulay Culkin — who’s now known as Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin thanks to a new middle name picked by the internet — had a lot to say about his actor-brother during the 2019 Golden Globes. As Macaulay live-tweeted the show Sunday, he acted surprised to see Kieran Culkin at the star-studded event. I’m guessing he was kidding, but who knows? Hollywood can be a strange place. Culkin didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.   Tags Kieran’s performance as Roman Roy in the HBO series Succession earned him a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actor in a miniseries.While Kieran was initially surprised in December to be nominated, his brother Macaulay tweeted like he didn’t know about the honor at all. “Man, I should really answer his calls more often,” he wrote. “Thanksgiving is going to be really awkward this year.” TV and Movieslast_img read more



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BSE closes points 2767 up on Dec 31

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 27.67 points up to stand at 21,170.68. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 12.90 points up to stand at 6,304.00. Future Retail and Gitanjali Gems were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.10% and 6.03% along with Apollo Tyres and CRISIL with an increase of 5.77% and 5.52% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Prestige Estates and Muthoot Finance Ltd. with a decrease of 3.15% and 2.70% along with RAMCOCEM and Dena Bank with a decrease of 2.06% and 2.02% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 6.51 points at 12,258.83 while the banking sector is up 15.81 points 13,001.94 and the realty sector is up 2.46 points at 1,433.41. The Indian currency is up 0.18% at Rs 61.80 per dollar.last_img read more



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Titan shares glitter on betterthanestimated Q3 results

first_imgShares of Titan Company flared up on the BSE on Wednesday in response to the better-than-expected December quarter (Q3) results. The Titan stock gained as much as 9.66 percent intraday high to hit Rs 431 and was trading at Rs 422 at around 1.15 pm in reaction to higher-than-estimated net profit growth of 13 percent YoY to Rs 256 crore.  Read: Indian gold jewellery demand fell to 7-year low in 2016, says WGCThe company derives about 80 percent of its total revenues from jewellery sales under the brand name Tanishq. In Q3, jewellery business rose 15.4 percent to Rs 3,255 crore from Rs 2,820 crore in the corresponding period last fiscal.”A good festival and wedding season contributed to growth in retail sales…despite some headwinds on account of demonetisation,” the company said in a statement.Income from watches increased 5 percent to Rs 508 crore. Overall income rose 14.7 percent to Rs 3,905 crore in Q3 from Rs 3,404 crore.In the previous quarter (September 2016), Titan had reported a marginal fall in overall income to Rs 2,660 crore while net profit grew 23.5 percent to Rs 181 crore.Share prices of other gold jewellery companies were also trading with gains, with Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri (TBZ) up 1.98 percent at Rs 72 and PC Jeweller trading 2.86 percent higher at Rs 389.The BSE Sensex was down 54 points at 28,280.last_img read more



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Flipkart initiates aggressive tech hiring Is it going Amazon way

first_imgFlipkart initiates aggressive tech hiring: Is it going Amazon way?REUTERS/Abhishek N ChinnappaIndia’s homegrown e-commerce giant Flipkart is increasing its headcount in areas of data science and analytics among other specializations.Flipkart has over 700 open positions in technology and related areas including data scientists, UI & UX designers, product solution engineers, tech program managers, software developers, IT infrastructure & service delivery and IT applications, says an Economic Times report.”Flipkart is aggressively hiring in tech functions. Over 4/5th of all current open positions at Flipkart is for technology functions,” Economic Times quotes a spokesperson for Flipkart as saying.”Aggressive tech hiring is part of the company’s ‘AI for India’ programme, which leverages Flipkart’s strengths in tech and data to build scalable AI-powered solutions for the country” the spokesperson added. Flipkart has kept about 50 data sciences positions open.It seems like Flipkart is following the Amazon suit who are reportedly hiring over 1100 people for its Alexa business unit. The company is looking out for Language Engineer to join their Alexa Machine Learning Team.According to a report by Citi Research, the company is hiring more than Google for its technical and product roles across the entire Alphabet group of companies including YouTube and Waymo.As the talks about hiring by Flipkart intensify, it is interesting to note that Flipkart is planning to invest in setting up a 4.5 million sqft state-of-the-art logistics park in Karnataka state which aims to create 20,000 jobs. The logistics park includes the direct recruitment of 5,000 people while 15,000 jobs would be created indirectly.Also, the US retail giant Walmart is now said to be nearing closure of a deal with Flipkart by which the Walmart will acquire a major share in Flipkart through the secondary purchase of shares from existing shareholders apart from making investments through the primary route.last_img read more



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Only 34pc of Rohingya fund raised so far Report

first_imgrohingya.File PhotoOnly 34 per cent of the $434 million needed to provide assistance to 1.2 million people has been raised when Rohingyas are still suffering from various problems, said a new report on Monday.”Humanitarian partners are working round the clock to respond, but the reality remains that the needs are massive and urgent, and the gaps are wide. More funding is needed,” said Mia Seppo, UN resident coordinator in Bangladesh.Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, but more land is needed to improve conditions in the congested camps, said the UN official.One hundred days after the start of the most recent influx, the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) released the report on the overall status of the humanitarian response to the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh.There are more than 830,000 Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar: 625,000 of them have poured over the border since 25 August.These Rohingyas are now living in ten different camps, and among Bangladeshi host communities.One of the camps has become the largest and fastest growing refugee camp in the world, where approximately half a million people are living extremely close to each other without access to basic services such as toilets or clinics.The Monitoring Report, which covers the first two months of the response from 25 August to 31 October, highlights the work of the government of Bangladesh, in cooperation with humanitarian partners who are working to provide relief services for the refugee population and Bangladeshi host communities.Of the 1.2 million people in need, around half have been reached with assistance.The report also explains the challenges and gaps that remain.The risk of disease outbreak is high, and the impact of a cyclone or heavy rain would be massive.There is not enough land to provide adequate living conditions for the more than 830,000 Rohingyas that now crowd Cox’s Bazar.The report defines life-saving priorities for the coming months. These include improving nutrition, preventing and managing disease outbreak, adequate planning for the new camps, and improving protection across all areas of the response.Around 626,000 new arrivals since 25 August are reported as of 2 December, according to IOM Needs and Population Monitoring.Since the latest weekly situation report on 26 November, there have been 1,622 new arrivals.As of 2 December, the Bangladeshi Immigration and Passports Department has registered 730,654 people through biometric registration.The government of Bangladesh Social Services Division has identified 36,373 separated and unaccompanied minors.Till 2 December, the Armed Forces Division (AFD) has completed 7 kilometres of earthworks of the main road in the Kutupalong Balukhali extension.The AFD has now completed 40% of the earthworks need for the road.The total length of the road is 20 kilometres.last_img read more



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Rouhani vows to defeat White House antiIranians

first_imgIran`s president Hassan Rouhani attends a news conference at the Chancellery in Vienna, Austria on 4 July 2018. Photo: ReutersIran will overcome newly reimposed US measures against Tehran, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani told a parliamentary session on Tuesday, vowing that his government would defeat any Western plot against the Islamic Republic.The parliament summoned Rouhani for the first time to answer questions on weak economic growth and rising unemployment, but Rouhani said the troubles only began when Washington reimposed sanctions on Tehran.US president Donald Trump withdrew in May from a deal that had lifted sanctions on Tehran in return for curbs on its nuclear programme.Washington imposed a new round of sanctions in August targeting Iran’s trade in gold and other precious metals, its purchases of US dollars and its car industry. A new round of sanctions to be imposed in November targets Iranian oil sales.”I want to assure the Iranian nation that we will not allow the US plot against the Islamic Republic to succeed,” Rouhani said in a live broadcast on state television.”We will not let this bunch of anti-Iranians in the White House be able to plot against us.”He added, “We are not afraid of America or the economic problems. We will overcome the troubles.”Rouhani, a pragmatist who reduced tension with the West by striking a nuclear deal with world powers in 2015, now faces a backlash from hardliners over Washington’s pullout from the pact.Hardline elements in the parliament have pressed Rouhani to reshuffle his economic team to better shield the economy from Trump’s moves and tamp down public discontent.Rouhani said the troubles began with anti-government protests in early January when many Iranians, angered by rising prices took to the streets, chanting slogans against the government and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.”The protests tempted Trump to withdraw from the nuclear deal,” he said, asking lawmakers to support his cabinet and not add to anti-government sentiment.Although the economic problems were critical, Rouhani said, “More important than that is that many people have lost their faith in the future of the Islamic Republic and are in doubt about its power.”Lawmakers asked why the government had not adopted reforms in the financial sector and foreign exchange market, and sought an explanation why, more than two years after the nuclear deal, Iranian banks still had only limited access to global financial services.Rouhani appointed a new central bank governor and accepted the government spokesman’s resignation, suggesting that he accepts the need to reshuffle his economic team.last_img


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Full Show Involving The Private Sector In Storm Prep And Political Roundup

first_img 00:00 /50:43 Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X On Wednesday’s edition of Houston Matters: In the weeks since Harvey, we’ve been telling you how government agencies are planning for future storms. Now, a local expert says the private sector should get involved. We talk with Jim Blackburn about what he envisions. He’s the co-director of Rice University’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education, and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center.Also this hour: It’s time again for the Houston Matters weekly political roundup with analysis of national, state, and local political stories with an eye to how it all might affect Houston and Texas.Then: You might recall our story from this past spring about how a team of investigators has a theory as to who might’ve committed eleven unsolved murders in and around Galveston in the 1970s. Now, as a new documentary series on the murders is set to debut, the Galveston County DA has reopened the investigation into the murders of two of the young women. We revisit that story of The Eleven.Plus: This year, the Pappas chain celebrates 50 years. Their first restaurant, Dot Coffee Shop opened in 1967. We talk with family member Christina Pappas about the legacy of her family’s chain.We also offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. Sharelast_img read more



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Harvey Worsens Overcrowding At Harris County Jail

first_img Share KUTOvercrowding at Harris County jail has been exacerbated in part by a loss of beds and a court backlog in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.The Houston Chronicle reports that the jail is over capacity by more than 200 inmates and 280 have already been sent to other counties. Harvey rendered more than 1,000 jail beds and the county’s criminal courthouse unusable, which has led to bloated dockets and disorderly trial schedules.But some say overcrowding was a chronic problem before Harvey, attributed to judges’ reluctance to issue personal release bonds and prosecutor’s charging decisions.The sheriff’s office is preparing a formal request for nearly 200 portable jail beds. But the jail could see more relief soon as more than 140 beds and some courtrooms are reopening in coming weeks.last_img read more



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This CarSwallowing Contraption Is Actually a Futuristic City Bus

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. May 26, 2016 Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalscenter_img 2 min read UPDATE: China’s Car-Swallowing Bus Is Apparently for RealAt first glance, this thing looks like some sci-fi contraption that swallows up cars. Actually, the idea is a lot less aggressive. It’s the city bus of the future.Plans for this elevated bus were unveiled at the recent China Beijing International High-Tech Expo, according to the Shanghaiist. The basic idea is that passengers can ride higher up, allowing usual traffic to pass by underneath.Related: All You Need to Control This Wheelchair Is Your FaceOne can imagine that the people behind this project are aiming to reduce traffic problems and congestion on Chinese roadways.In the video above, the model appears to be moving along a set of rails in the road. Sort of one part bus, one part trolly, and a whole lotta weird. Each bus could someday hold as many as 1,200 people, the project’s engineers said at the big tech event.These buses could start showing up in China before the end of the year, the report says.Related: Swap Your Swiffer for This Dust-Zapping Tool Inspired by LizardsI don’t know about you, but if I saw this thing in my rearview, barreling down at me, I’d pray I had some adult diapers in my glove compartment, if you know what I mean.last_img read more



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Tan lindo Tamarindo

first_imgThe Tico Times is in Tamarindo this week, and we’re continuing to drink in the views of the Guanacaste beach town: yesterday, we took in a sky-high (or seems that way, at least) panorama of the beach, estuary and miles of gorgeous green.This view of Tamarindo at Hotel Diria owner Wolfgang Gollas’ penthouse in Tamarindo, Guanacaste. For more information about the hotel visit their webpage and Facebook page.Would you like to submit a photo to our #TTPicOfTheDay series, or learn more about how your hotel or other business can sponsor a photo from your corner of the country? Please send horizontal photos at least 1100 pixels wide to kstanley@ticotimes.net. We’d love to see the sights with you. Facebook Comments Related posts:Enjoying the vibes from Ocaso Flying away Relaxing among Costa Rican cacti Coming soon: Tamarindo’s Ocaso Music Festivallast_img read more



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