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first_img Share Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt sparks row after comparing EU to Soviet Union ‘prison’ whatsapp The foreign secretary sparked a diplomatic row last night after comparing the European Union to a Soviet Union “prison”. Sunday 30 September 2018 6:53 pm Speaking at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, Jeremy Hunt scolded Brussels for its treatment of Prime Minister Theresa May, saying the “arrogance” of the EU meant he would vote Leave if the referendum were now, despite having supported Remain in 2016.”The lesson from history is clear: if you turn the EU club into a prison, the desire to get out won’t diminish it will grow – and we won’t be the only prisoner that will want to escape,” Hunt told the audience.His comments were picked up by the Latvian ambassador to the UK, who tweeted: “Soviets killed, deported, exiled and imprisoned 100 thousands of Latvia’s inhabitants after the illegal occupation in 1940, and ruined lives of 3 generations, while the EU has brought prosperity, equality, growth, respect.”They were joined by Simon Fraser and Peter Ricketts, both of whom served as permanent secretaries of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. In tweets, they described Hunt’s comments as “rubbish unworthy of a British foreign secretary” and a “shocking failure of judgment”.Hunt, who took up the position of foreign secretary after former incumbent Boris Johnson resigned in protest against May’s Chequers Brexit plans, has been viewed as a potential candidate to replace the embattled PM if she leaves her position in the coming months. whatsappcenter_img Louis Ashworth Read more: War of words: Former Brexit minister sticks knife into the CBIHe called for unity in the Conservative Party during his address yesterday, saying continued Tory infighting could prompt a “wrong Brexit, a [Jeremy] Corbyn Brexit or perhaps no Brexit at all”.“If you reject the hand of friendship offered by our Prime Minister you turn your back on the partnership that has given Europe more security, more freedom and more opportunities than ever in history,” Hunt said in comments aimed at EU leaders.Former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron criticised Hunt’s speech, calling him a “third-rate Thatcher tribute act” and “fifth-rate Boris impersonator”.“Today we see Jeremy Hunt making wild and crass comments about the EU. Comparing it to the USSR is just downright offensive,” Farron, part of the pro-EU Best for Britain campaign, said yesterday. “He seems to have taken Boris’ job and his outlandish jibes.” More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com Tags: Trading Archivelast_img read more

first_imgFilmUncategorized5 Reasons Why The American Hogwarts Should be in L.A.J.K. Rowling revealed the coming Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will feature an American school of magicBy Theis Duelund – June 10, 2015581ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItThe internet is ablaze after J.K. Rowling’s busy weekend on Twitter. Not only did the author of the Harry Potter series reveal that we have in fact all attended Hogwarts (we just forgot about it), she also went on to disclose one very important detail about the upcoming movie adaptation of the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The film, which stars Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne as magizoologist Newt Scamander, will feature an American version of Hogwarts, the school of magic Harry Potter attends while battling his evil nemesis Lord Voldemort in the original series.Rowling remains tightlipped with regard to the actual location of the fictional school, although she did deny any speculation that it would be in New York. All Rowling has disclosed about Hogwarts U.S. is that the magic practiced there will be rooted in Native American myth and lore.So where should Rowling & Co. start digging out the foundation for the new school? In L.A. of course. Here’s why we deserve a school of magic:1. Quidditch is a cool sport but wouldn’t it be even more awesome if instead of brooms players rode flying longboards?2. We’re pretty laidback in L.A. There’s no cloak based dress code at UC Hogwarts. Flip flops and hoodies rule.3. Harry Potter dreads going home to his muggle family on school breaks. Had he attended UC Hogwarts, he could have just gone to Joshua Tree with his bros.4. UC Hogwarts will also equip students with skills they wouldn’t get at other institutions of magic. In addition to Defense Against the Dark Arts and Muggle Studies, there’s also Entertainment Law and a great film school.5. Where would you rather study for the O.W.L.s: in a dank, dungeon style library on the east coast or on the beach under the baking sun? TAGSFantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemHarry PotterHogwartsJ. K. RowlingPrevious articleThe Edison Is Going to Disney WorldNext articleTrending: Flavored Waters Are Coming for Your ThirstTheis Duelund RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORHow that Harper’s Letter Came to BeA Harry Potter-Inspired Cafe Is Now Casting Spells in DTLAHow The Avengers Became the Most Bankable Franchise Everlast_img read more

first_imgExpeditors also reported a 12% increase in ocean containers booked, earning revenue of $536.4m, and a 6% increase in air freight tonnage, which brought in $667.3m. Customs brokerage earned $395.4m.Chief executive Jeffrey Musser said: “Our second-quarter ocean and airfreight volume increases provided encouraging revenue growth. We also saw strong revenue growth in our customs brokerage and other services product.“While pricing volatility still presents challenges, we feel very good about expanding our ocean freight and airfreight market share in key markets.“From a geographic perspective, our efforts during the last year to expand our Europe-based business showed up in European operating income growth. These results compensated for weaker Americas growth and an actual decline in Asia Pacific.”The gains made in Europe notwithstanding, the region remains small compared with North America and Asia-Pacific. Expeditors earned $254.1m in Europe, compared with $438.9m in North America and $793.2m in Asia Pacific, while operating profits from the three regions were $14.2m, $59.8m and $51.4m, respectively.Mr Musser formally took over the reins of Expeditors at the beginning of the quarter, on 1 March, following the retirement of founder and industry legend Peter Rose after 32 years at the company.Under his tenure, the company consistently delivered “phenomenal earnings multiples”, according to one long-term Expeditors’ observer, and it prided itself on investing in its employees, with its principal strategy in dealing with the recession after the Lehman collapse being a “no redundancies” policy.It stuck to its guns during the worst that 2009 could throw at it and when the sudden upturn came at the end of that year, Expeditors was in perfect condition to take advantage of the recovery.The fact that Mr Musser has presided over a dip in earnings has led to some questioning if he was the right man to succeed his father-in-law, given that the first task he set himself was a strategic overhaul of the company – although it is difficult to ascertain what exactly this has entailed so far.“The assessment process will necessitate a reallocation of resources,” said Mr Musser yesterday. “This will require us to focus very carefully on optimising existing resources to internally fund our strategic objectives without requiring excessive additions to overall headcount.”The Seattle Times commented that “the company’s corporate missives, colourful and blunt under Rose’s tenure, are taking on a much blander, MBA-like tone”. By Gavin van Marle 06/08/2014 One of the US’s largest freight forwarders, Expeditors International, has reported a 6% increase in revenue, but a 1% decrease in profit following weaker second-quarter results in its largest geographical segment – Asia-Pacific.However, gains made in Europe almost offset reduced profits in Asia and flat returns in North America.The Seattle-headquartered company recorded second-quarter revenue of $1.59bn and operating profits of $142.4m, compared with $1.5bn and $143.6m in same quarter of 2013.For the first half of the year, its results were marginally better, with total revenue and operating income of $3.1bn and $277.6m, representing growth of 6% and 2% respectively, against $2.9bn and $272.1m in the first half of 2013.last_img read more

first_img CEVA Logistics experienced a disappointing debut on the SIX Swiss Exchange today, with its shares as low as CHF25.3 ($25.3) in early trades, down 8% from CHF27.5, where its initial public offering (IPO) was priced earlier this week.Source: Swiss Stock ExchangeThe deal was priced at the low end of the initial tentative price range (CHF27.5 – 52.5), and clearly the arrangers of the IPO have pulled out all the stops to get it done, to raise proceeds of CHF1.2bn to help CEVA de-lever its balance sheet significantly.Source: CEVA By Alessandro Pasetti 04/05/2018 Peter Waller, CFO and Xavier Urbain, CEO, CEVA Logistics. Swiss Stock Exchangecenter_img Undoubtedly, this is a precious deal for a company whose financials were seriously stretched pre-IPO, given a net debt/adjusted ebitda of over 7x, and whose losses totalled about $200m last year.Source: CEVAWhat the current share price suggests is that investors are willing to pay up for its stock only if the 3PL delivers profitable growth in its challenging end markets – both freight management and contract logistics. Moreover, proving that its leverage – which hovers around 3x post-IPO – can fall further this year and next will likely help it deliver value.Source: CEVAAs a matter of fact, an enlarged shareholding base – which now includes French ocean carrier CMA CGM, with a near-25% stake – did the trick to get away with a successful float. Only six months ago a deal priced to give CEVA Logistics a market cap of $1.5bn was almost inconceivable. Other speculations aside, the IPO price was fair, and now there are two key variables to watch: free cash flow and cost of funding.The management team of CEVA has long promised 2018 would be the year the company records positive free cash flow, so they had better be right if they want to please their investors.Another key highlight in the coming months could be a new debt package that significantly cuts the cost associated to some CHF900m of its outstanding debts.After years of hefty losses, operational efficiency and a refinancing at cheaper rates could help it return to the black as soon as 2019.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisementTags: Covid daily totalsCovid-19Florida AdvertisementMarissa Levine, a professor with the University of South Florida, said more variants combined with relaxed precautions could be contributing to higher numbers.“We’ve decreased the susceptibility significantly because we have had people who have had COVID and people who are vaccinated, but we still have millions of people who may not be protected at all,” Levine said. Levine said younger people who may not be vaccinated are getting sick. Even though younger people are typically at a lower risk of dying from the disease, it doesn’t mean they can’t contract it.  She said when the vaccine supply was limited older individuals were prioritized but since there is now enough supply everyone should get vaccinated.  Advertisement LEE COUNTY, Fla.– Coronavirus cases in Florida are beginning to climb once again. Medical experts recommend getting vaccinated and continuing to practice precautions to stop the spread. As of Thursday, 7,939 new coronavirus cases were reported in the state which is highest total in nearly two months. Hospitalizations in the Southwest Florida area have also been trending upward, with 93 people currently being treated for COVID-19 in Lee Health Hospitals.  Over 1,000 unemployment claim call takers let go as DEO cancels contract June 12, 2021 Florida nursing homes report COVID-19 infection rates nearly double the national average June 16, 2021 Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICS Two suffer shark bites off Florida beach June 16, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgFORT MYERS, Fla. — Having trouble putting food on the table recently? St. Matthew’s House wants to help you out.Anyone in need of food can show up to one of seven food distributions happening in Southwest Florida next week.Here’s the schedule:Monday, April 26: St. Elizabeth Church 5225 28th Ave SW Naples, FL 34116 10:30AM – 12:30PM Walk-ups welcomeMonday, April 26: Naples Alliance Church 2504 Estey Ave. Naples, FL 34104 10:30AM – 12PM Walk-ups welcomeMonday, April 26: Fort Myers Thrift Store 3954 Broadway Fort Myers, FL 33901 3PM – 5PM AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICS Where to get free food in SWFL this week June 15, 2021 Warehouse to help St. Matthew’s House better serve SWFL residents in need May 11, 2021 Hungry? St. Matthew’s House is giving away food in SWFL today June 3, 2021 Advertisementcenter_img AdvertisementTags: food distribution sitefree foodSt. Matthew’s House AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementTuesday, April 27: Fairway Bible Church 3855 The Lords Way Naples, FL 34114 1PM – 2PMThursday, April 29:  Iglesia Pueblo de Dios Church 4400 Tamiami Trail E Naples, FL 34112 10AM – 12PMThursday, April 29:  First Haitian Baptist Church 14600 Tamiami Trail E Naples, FL 34114 1PM – 3PMThursday, April 29:  Mount Olive AME Church 2754 Orange St Fort Myers, FL 33916 2PM – 6PMVolunteers with St. Matt’s have fed over 53,000 families so far in 2021 and are on pace to feed over 160,000 families this year; shattering last year’s record of 86,000 families fed. Advertisement ‘Fun Mobile’ program to bring free meals to Cape Coral children over summer June 16, 2021last_img read more

first_imgHealthy Reef, Healthy Environment, Healthy Economy Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Youth Affairs The Honourable Meaghan Scanlon$40 million will be invested in Budget 2020-21 to protect the Great Barrier Reef and other natural assets throughout the state by the Palaszczuk Government.The landmark investments will protect our natural wonders while boosting Queensland tourism and related industries, supporting more than 200 jobs.The funding will support:An innovative $10 million Reef Credits initiative to drive on-ground restoration and environmental market development projectsA $10 million Reef Assist program working with local councils and organisationsA new $6 million Great Barrier Reef Island Arks program to deliver ecotourism and acquire new protected areas$3.9 million to develop world-class ‘sailing trails’ around Townsville and the Whitsundays; and$10.1 million for upgrades to National Parks and World Heritage Areas, including: a cultural tourism centre with camping and a bush tucker tour on K’gari (Fraser Island)campground and walking track upgrades in the Sunshine Coast hinterlanda new cultural interpretation centre and tourism offerings with Traditional Owners in Southern Queensland’s Gondwana Rainforesta tourism hub and visitor centre in the Daintree National ParkMinister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Meaghan Scanlon said that the environment and the economy went hand in hand.“Our ongoing plan for economic recovery and job creation, following our strong health response to COVID-19, includes protecting the Great Barrier Reef and the employment that it provides,” Ms Scanlon said.“The Reef is an icon of Queensland’s natural beauty and importantly, contributes around $6 billion to the economy annually, supporting around 60,000 jobs.“We know that farmers are dedicated to good environmental management and our $10 million Reef Credits initiative will help them to partner with us to improve the quality of water flowing onto the Reef.“Our projects supporting ecotourism, including the upgrades to our National Parks and World Heritage Areas, are a direct investment in jobs and will drive important regional tourism and business opportunities.”Ms Scanlon said the $10.1 million in upgrades would include$7.3 million to improve nature-based visitor experiences; and$2.8 million for World Heritage Area site improvements.“This work will benefit Queenslanders who love to visit our spectacular national parks and provide more work for local tradies,” Ms Scanlon said.The Reef funding builds on more than $400 million committed by the Palaszczuk Government since 2015.“That investment is a sign of the importance of the Reef to Queenslanders, Australians, and the thousands of people whose jobs rely on it being healthy and resilient,” Ms Scanlon said.“The Reef Credits initiative will help to improve water quality, while also providing new ways to value natural capital and monetise good environmental management.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, business, covid-19, Daintree, employment, environment, environmental management, Government, Great Barrier Reef, Investment, local council, Palaszczuk, QLD, Queensland, rainforest, Sunshine Coast, Townsville, water qualitylast_img read more

first_imgBroad consultation on prostheses welcomed Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA)A broad consultation process with all the key industry players is needed to ensure reform of the Prostheses List is robust, says Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) CEO Michael Roff.The aim should be to make the system work more effectively for patients, he said.“We welcome the opportunity to be part of these discussions, which to date have not fully involved private hospitals, consumers or the medical profession. Considering doctors determine which prostheses they use in surgery, particularly in the private setting, it is important this anomaly is corrected.“APHA is supportive of reform of the Prostheses List, but reform developed without consulting all stakeholders is dangerous and could have a number of unintended consequences for patients.”The Department of Health has released a circular making clear neither of the two reports released today reflect a settled position of the Government and announcing a consultation period, open until mid-February, will follow.“Neither report released today has been able to reach definitive conclusions. Both acknowledge the significant risk of unintended consequences that could limit access to care, increase costs and cost-shift from insurers to patients. There is little gain from prostheses list changes if health insurance premium growth slows momentarily, only for out-of-pocket costs for patients to increase.”Mr Roff said reform of the Prostheses List should be used to make new technologies available to patients.“We want to ensure sustainable access to technologies for patients without having out-of-pocket costs. Australia has a first-class health system and patients should have the benefit of first-class surgical advancements.“We look forward to continuing our discussions with the Federal Government to find a workable solution benefiting patients, not just private health insurers,” Mr Roff said. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:APHA, Australia, Australian, Australian Private Hospitals Association, Department of Health, Federal, federal government, Government, health, industry, insurance, private health, reform, surgery, sustainablelast_img read more

first_imgU.S. Air Force awards first airworthiness approval for human flight in electric aircraft program The U.S. Air Force has awarded the first airworthiness approval for a manned electric aircraft to BETA Technologies, a partner in the AFWERX Agility Prime program. This enables BETA to begin flying its ALIA aircraft in the Agility Prime program. The airworthiness award from the Air Force is the latest milestone in BETA’s test program after recently entering its next phase of flight testing.“U.S. Air Force engineers spent more than a year examining BETA’s ALIA aircraft, evaluating its design and flight capabilities against the demanding MIL-HDBK-516C standard,” said Camron Guthrie from BETA. “U.S. Air Force personnel and subject matter experts evaluated the aircraft’s design and maintenance requirements along with the company’s operations and flight test plans.“Electric aviation is a National Security priority and fortunately this was recognized early by the Air Force,” said Kyle Clark, BETA’s founder and CEO. “The speed and efficiency of the Air Force Agility Prime program to support sustainable electric aviation has been remarkable. The people and expertise that the Air Force has brought to the electric aviation industry and specifically our ALIA program is accelerating the development of incredibly capable, safe and reliable aircraft.”Under a new contract to be signed in June, the Air Force will have access to the first of its kind, manned 7,000-pound class electric aircraft, and first of their kind immersive electric vertical takeoff and landing simulators located in Washington, D.C. and Springfield, Ohio.“This agreement will enable Air Force acquisition professionals to make data driven decisions informed by real assessments of military utility,” said Col. Nathan Diller, AFWERX director.BETA’s aircraft simulation and training facilities allow Air Force pilots and engineers to experience the future of electric vertical flight by rehearsing and testing the ALIA aircraft in a variety of potential mission sets and scenarios. The advanced urban air mobility technology simulator near the Air Force Research Laboratory in Springfield, Ohio, provides easy access to the Air Force’s greatest technical experts and acquisition professionals. The Washington, D.C. facility provides an ideal venue for future operational concept developers across the Air Force, joint force, and interagency to conduct research, assessing the opportunities of the electrified future. These state-of-the-art simulators are physics based and include weather, emergency handling, and mission scenarios with multiple aircraft.Agility Prime seeks to expand technology transition paths to accelerate emerging dual-use markets by leveraging government resources for rapid and affordable fielding. In a first-of-a-kind arrangement, AFRL engineers used unique equipment and analysis capabilities to conduct structural testing on the ALIA aircraft. This valuable data will advance the flight test program safely while providing valuable insight to the Air Force on a unique and novel aircraft design.“Agility Prime is about creating a new path to adopt advanced technologies in the Department of Defense by working with innovative companies like BETA in ways that enable new markets,” Diller said. “The engineering, test, and acquisition professionals in Air Force Materiel Command have phenomenal expertise to help accelerate this and other emerging markets.”In March, BETA advanced to the next phase of its flight testing program, completing an interstate flight with ALIA from its Plattsburgh, New York, home airport test facility to the company’s headquarters near Burlington International Airport in Vermont. To abide by Federal Aviation Agency protocols concerning the flight of experimental aircraft beyond designated test areas, BETA completed rigorous testing to ensure reliable and predictable aircraft performance. In the same week ALIA flew its first interstate flight, BETA also set a new record for range and altitude in ALIA of 130 nautical miles and 8,000 feet respectively.BETA added to its growing customer list securing agreements with BLADE and UPS for its ALIA aircraft and charging stations. BETA partners now span medical, logistics, defense and passenger segments. PHOTO DETAILS / BETA Technology’s ALIA simulator in BETA’s Washington, D.C. facility is a fully immersive eVTOL flight simulator and training facility. The simulator allows Air Force pilots and engineers to experience the future of electric vertical flight by rehearsing and testing the ALIA aircraft in a variety of potential mission sets and scenarios. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) /U.S. Air Force Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:acquisition, agreement, air force, efficiency, Engineering, Federal, Government, New York, Ohio, simulation, Springfield, sustainable, technology, U.S. Air Force, Vermont, Washington, Yorklast_img read more

first_imgRelatedGovt to Channel Funds into Athlete Welfare and Development World Championships 400-metre relay gold medallist, Novlene Williams Mills, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence in Sports.The 400-metre specialist was chosen from a field of four shortlisted nominees, including: Chess Champion, Warren Elliot; National Netball Player, Sasher-Gaye Henry; and National Football Player, Rodolph Austin.The athlete, who hails from Gravel Hill, in St. Ann, has kept Jamaica’s name at the forefront of international competition with a slew of outstanding performances over a decade.A four-time national 400-metre champion, Novlene has also tasted success at the highest level in her sport. She is a three-time Olympic 4×400 metres relay bronze medallist in Athens, 2004; Beijing, 2008 and London, 2012.In 2014, she won her second individual medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, adding to the bronze attained in Melbourne, Australia, in 2006.Novlene has also won the International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League title on multiple occasions, including last year, which earned her automatic qualification to the World Championships in Beijing this year.The Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence was presented to Mrs. Williams Mills by Minister with responsibility for Sport, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, during the awards ceremony, held on October 15 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.All the nominees received special plaques in recognition of outstanding achievements in their respective disciplines.In her response, Mrs. Williams Mills expressed appreciation to the selection committee for choosing her as the 2015 recipient of the award.“My fellow nominees you are all winners. Thanks for recognising all the hard work that I do, both on and off the track throughout all these years. I do not take this for granted, because at times it was not easy and sometimes I even felt like quitting. But thanks to the many people in my life who are always there for me, because one thing I realise, is not how many times I fall down, but it’s how many times I get back up,” she said.Also at the function, Junelle Bromfield of St. Elizabeth Technical High School and Javauni Garwood of Wolmer’s Boys’ School were awarded with the Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence – Student Award.Both Junelle and Javauni received tablets and the schools they attend will receive $250,000 for a school project, courtesy of the Supreme Ventures Foundation.Meanwhile, Mrs. Neita Headley said the Government is working to expand the sporting infrastructure across the geographical expanse of Jamaica.“And as we do, more heroes will announce themselves and more icons will indeed emerge,” she said.The Minister reminded student athletes that they do not “have to win to bring honour to the schools.”“But, you must bring your best…If your team is your workplace, then you must set an example to your supervisors and to those who you supervise as well,” she added.For his part, Chairman of the Courtney Walsh Award Selection Committee, Brian George, noted that since the establishment of the award in 2005, “we have celebrated the exemplary characters and athletic prowess of 10 outstanding athletes.”“Unfortunately, one person at a time can be selected. We feel confident that the awardee chosen for 2015 is truly deserving of the honour. We hope that the spirit of sportsmanship, level-headedness and humility of Ambassador Walsh and awardees over the past 10 years will filter down to our future promising athletes,” Mr. George said.The Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence is presented to a sportsman or woman who has a history of outstanding achievements; demonstrates a spirit of sporting goodwill and national pride; is a model of sporting endeavour; and displays appropriate deportment and a high level of discipline and integrity within and outside the sports arena. RelatedGovt Committed To Supporting Athletes Story HighlightsWorld Championships 400-metre relay gold medallist, Novlene Williams Mills, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence in Sports.The 400-metre specialist was chosen from a field of four shortlisted nominees, including: Chess Champion, Warren Elliot; National Netball Player, Sasher-Gaye Henry; and National Football Player, Rodolph Austin.The athlete, who hails from Gravel Hill, in St. Ann, has kept Jamaica’s name at the forefront of international competition with a slew of outstanding performances over a decade. RelatedProposals Invited for Insurance Coverage of Athletescenter_img Novlene Williams Mills Wins Courtney Walsh Award For Excellence SportOctober 19, 2015Written by: Latonya Linton Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail last_img read more