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Journalists Must Be Accredited For Grand Gala

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Journalists are being reminded that they will need to be accredited to cover the Independence Grand Gala at the National Stadium on August 6. The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) is the agency responsible for media accreditation for the event, and the agency’s Director of Production, Enthrose Campbell, said that persons without accreditation “will not be allowed to record, whether it’s television, radio, print or photo”. Accreditation forms are posted on the JIS’ website. Persons may download the forms and have them signed by their Editor-in-Chief or other responsible authority. The forms must be submitted by July 26. They may be faxed to 754-4051. Miss Campbell said that to be accredited, journalists must be aligned to a media house, as due to the large media contingent expected “we will not be able to just accredit one person to come and take shots”. It is anticipated that 300 journalists locally and internationally, will cover the event. The press is also being reminded that no one will be allowed on the stadium tracks or on the grass. There will be a designated area for the press. Miss Campbell informed that arrangements have been made with the Creative Production and Training Centre (CPTC) to provide feed for all media houses. “We are going to have CPTC shooting and everybody will take feed from them – that is radio and TV. Nobody is going to be allowed to set up their own cameras. We’re taking feed from the persons hired to do that job,” she said. For more information, please contact Miss Campbell, Elaine Reckord or Judith Hunter at 926-3740-6 or 926-3590-4. Advertisements RelatedJournalists Must Be Accredited For Grand Gala By Alecia Smith-Edwards, JIS Reporter RelatedJournalists Must Be Accredited For Grand Gala Journalists Must Be Accredited For Grand Gala CultureJuly 10, 2012 RelatedJournalists Must Be Accredited For Grand Galalast_img read more

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Michigan Sergeant Delivers Baby During Traffic Stop

first_imgA Michigan sheriff’s deputy said he pulled over a vehicle he spotted running through red lights and ended up delivering a baby. Wayne County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Glatfelter said he saw the sport-utility vehicle speed through several red lights late Saturday in Westland and he soon discovered a female passenger in the vehicle was in labor, the Detroit Free Press reported Monday. Glatfelter said he called emergency medical services and grabbed a first aid kit and gloves for himself and the driver, the baby’s father. “I told him, ‘We’re having this baby right here,’” Glatfelter said. “I was just trying to snap him out of it.” Glatfelter said “nature took its course” and the baby was born before paramedics arrived. “It kind of felt like when I was in the delivery room with my own kids. I was high-fiving the dad. The mom did all the work. I was just the guide,” he said. Police said the mother and newborn, whose names were not released, were doing well at Oakwood Hospital.last_img read more

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Northeast Johnson County cities crowd ’30 safest in Kansas’ list

first_imgMission Hills is the second safest city in Kansas, according to the new rankings.A recent ranking of the safest cities in Kansas finds that northeast Johnson County communities can enjoy some peace of mind.Mission Hills, Fairway, Prairie Village and Leawood all made the list released by SafeWise, a company that provides home security system recommendations. SafeWise developed the rankings by using FBI crime data to examine violent and property crimes in each city of more than 2,500 people, and normalizing the crime rates based on population.Mission Hills was the top northeast Johnson County city on the list, coming in at second overall behind Hugoton. Fairway was fourth overall, and Prairie Village was eighth. Leawood came in twelfth. Shawnee, Lenexa, Gardner, Olathe and Spring Hill were the other Johnson County cities to make the list.You can find the full rankings here.last_img read more

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UWF’s Amaral Named First Team Academic All-American

first_imgThe CoSIDA At-Large team consists of competitors from the sports of beach volleyball, bowling, crew/rowing, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming & diving, tennis and water polo. Amaral joins 14 other female student-athletes on the Division II women’s at-large team. The junior becomes the only first team honoree in UWF history and holds a 3.96 grade point average in building construction, and she is the ninth academic all-american in the university’s history. AUSTIN, Texas – UWF diver and two-time national champion Monica Amaral was named a first team CoSIDA Division II Academic All-American on Wednesday, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors Association. Amaral has twice been named an academic All-New South Intercollegiate Swimming Conference selection, has earned the NSISC Diver of the Year award as both a sophomore and a junior and was named one of the NSISC Student-Athletes of the Year in May. Amaral joins a list of seven other Argonauts to earn the honor and is the second UWF student-athlete to be named an academic all-American in the 2015-16 school year, joining volleyball’s Autumn Duyn. Previous honorees include Jens Gerlach, a member of the 1997 men’s tennis team, softball players Blake Baskin and Sandy Morgan in 2000, women’s soccer goalkeeper Courtney Jones in 2009, men’s golfer Gary Buffington in 2014, and UWF’s lone two-time honoree Fernanda Amaral in 2014 and 2015 as a member of the women’s tennis team. The honor is another in an already crowded trophy case for Amaral, as she won national championships in the 1- and 3-meter diving events at the 2016 NCAA Championships in March and was named the NCAA Diver of the Year for her efforts. Additionally, Amaral became the 16th women’s diver to sweep the boards at the Division II meet. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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first_imgABC News/Steve Iervolino(LOS ANGELES) — Sometime soon, Dancing with the Stars will return for its 29th season, but not without some major changes.  Most noticeably, there will be a new host this season, Tyra Banks.The America’s Next Top Model creator revealed to Us Weekly how she feels about taking over for longtime host Tom Bergeron and summed it up in one simple word, “Pressure!”However, she’s not sweating it and touched upon what she intends to bring to the dance floor when the series premieres later this fall on ABC.“My goal is for a 12-year-old to be sitting on the couch with their parents and grandparents and everybody can relate personally to what they see on that screen,” said Banks.However, when Us tried squeezing more information out of the former supermodel, Tyra refused to budge.“Not giving up the goods,” the 46-year-old chided. “You’ll have to tune in!”Tyra won’t only serve as the show’s first solo-host, she will be pulling double duty as the new executive producer of DWTS. She previously revealed that she’s been a longtime fan of the show, saying in a press release that “the fun mixed with raw emotion, seeing celebrities push past their comfort zones, the sizzling dance performances” is what made her a fan from the very start.By Megan StoneCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Spieth says PGA will be toughest major win of all

first_img0Shares0000Jordan Spieth of the United States plays his shot from the fifth tee during the third round of the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club on August 12, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina © Getty/AFP / ROSS KINNAIRDCHARLOTTE, United States, Aug 13 – Jordan Spieth’s hopes to become the youngest player to complete a career Grand Slam by winning the 99th PGA Championship vanished with a closing double bogey in Saturday’s third round.The 24-year-old American, who captured his third major title at last month’s British Open, fired a par-71 Saturday to stand well off the lead in an event he says will be his most difficult major to capture. “The PGA Championship, I think, is going to be the toughest for me,” Spieth said after firing a par-71 Saturday. “If we look historically back on my career, I think I will play this tournament worse than the other three majors just in the way that it’s set up.”World number two Spieth, who won the 2015 Masters and US Open, has two missed cuts, a 2015 runner-up effort and a share of 13th last year in his four prior PGA starts.“I feel like my game truly suits the other three majors maybe more than a PGA,” Spieth said. “But I believe we can play anywhere and can win anywhere. It’s just a matter of having everything in sync at the right time.”That was not the case this week at Quail Hollow, where Spieth struggled with his putter until back-to-back birdies to close Saturday’s front nine and three birdies in a row starting at the 14th.“Any week you don’t have a chance to win, you’ve fallen short of where you would like to be,” Spieth said. “Disappointing would have been going home after two days.”But Spieth says there are things to be gained from every round, citing a strong final round at the US Open with building momentum for his British Open victory at Royal Birkdale.“It was US Open Sunday, I was out of it, but I gathered a little something off that Sunday round that led to two wins and two tournaments after that including a major,” Spieth said. “Just one round like that can do that. That’s what I’m looking to do here.”And while he won’t be the youngest, Spieth expects to have many more chances to join Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan and Gary Player in completing the career Grand Slam.“I didn’t have it written in a diary from when I was young that I need to win a career grand slam as the youngest ever. That wasn’t the goal,” Spieth said.“The goal was to try and win them all. The goal was to try and get on the PGA Tour and then from there see what happens. And yeah, I have a lot of opportunities.”Spieth said he did discover something that improved his putting, even if it wasn’t enough to lift him into contention.“I was trying to play aggressive to see how many birdies we could make,” Spieth said. “Found a little something that I was trying out there. I felt very good about the way I was stroking it and the way I played the last 10 of the last 11 holes.”He wouldn’t get into specifics, but added, “Where I have been searching a little bit, I found what I think was the solution. It led to a lot better strokes, therefore I can focus more on the speed.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Donegal ETB appoint new Ballyshannon Youthreach Coordinator

first_imgDonegal ETB has appointed Eoin Halliday as their new Coordinator to its Ballyshannon Youthreach Centre. Halliday has been working as a Coordinator on the Outdoor Activity Instructor Course for the previous eight years with Cavan and Monaghan ETB.A native of Derry City, he’s delighted to have found an opportunity to work with young people in Co Donegal. Speaking about his new appointment, Eoin said he was delighted to be taking over the management of one of Donegal ETB’s six Youthreach centres around the county: “Youthreach is a fantastic education programme for young people aged 16-20 years who may have struggled with the formal education system previous to joining the programme.“I’m really looking forward to building on the good work and strong relationships created by the team in Ballyshannon and hopefully bringing some new perspectives to the work also.”Youthreach is the Department of Education and Skills official education, training and work experience programme for young people aged between 16–20, who have left school early or for whom the formal education system has proved difficult. It offers young people the opportunity to gain qualifications and identify options for progression within their lives.Speaking about Halliday’s appointment, Donegal ETB’s Director of FET, Cróna Gallagher said: “Ballyshannon Youthreach is just one of our many Further Education and Training (FET) programmes across the county and the Ballyshannon centre has an important contribution to make to our FET service delivery. I wish Eoin every success in his new role.” Halliday has been appointed following the departure of the former Coordinator’s move to a new opportunity. Ballyshannon Youthreach is based in Donegal ETB’s Ballyshannon Further Education and Training Centre.Donegal ETB appoint new Ballyshannon Youthreach Coordinator was last modified: October 12th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:BallyshannonBallyshannon YouthreachDonegal ETBlast_img read more

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Video: Nick Saban Wore The Big Al Mascot Head To Wish Lee Corso A Happy Birthday

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 11: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Crimson Tide defeated the Tigers with a score of 45 to 40. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Believe it or not, Alabama head coach Nick Saban has a humorous side. It doesn’t come out often, but it’s there.Friday, Saban, in wishing ESPN College GameDay host Lee Corso a happy 80th birthday, decided to wear the school mascot head. Big Al never looked so good – or so terrifying.Earlier this year, we saw Big Al pop up at Saban’s daughter’s wedding too. Perhaps the Alabama head coach just has an extra mascot head in the trunk of his car or something.last_img read more

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Former Ohio State wide receiver Cris Carter to be inducted into Pro

It took him six years, but former Ohio State wide receiver Cris Carter has finally been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the 2013 class. Carter, who played for OSU from 1984-1986, will be the 10th Buckeye to be enshrined in Canton, Ohio, behind Dick LeBeau (2010), Paul Warfield (1993), Bill Willis (1977), Dante Lavelli (1975), Lou Groza (1974) and Jim Parker (1973), coaches Sid Gillman (1983) and Paul Brown (1967) and contributor Ed Sabol (2011) for his work with NFL Films. The standout wide receiver ranks second in OSU history for career receptions (168) and touchdowns (27) and fourth in receiving yards (2,725). Carter’s record five consecutive 100-plus yard games still stands today. In his 16-year NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins, Carter amassed 1,101 receptions for 13,899 yards and 130 touchdowns, which rank fourth, ninth and fourth, respectively, in NFL history. Carter is part of the NFL’s All-Decade team of the 1990s, being selected to eight consecutive Pro Bowls from 1994-2001, as well as being named an all-pro in 1994 and 1999. Upon hearing the news, Carter broke down in tears of joy during an interview with ESPN. “This is the happiest day of my life,” he said. “When people said, ‘Aw, you know, it really doesn’t matter, you’re a Hall of Famer in my eyes,’ I said, ‘It’s more important that I’m a Hall of Famer in the Hall’s eyes.’ And I really, really wanted this.” Carter’s son, Duron Carter, played for OSU during the 2009-10 season, but he was ruled academically ineligible at the end of the season. He sat out the 2010 Rose Bowl and all of the spring practices before withdrawaling from OSU in June 2010 to attend community college in Kansas. He never returned to OSU. Rounding out the rest of the 2013 class will be guard/tackle Larry Allen, defensive tackle Curley Culp, tackle Jonathan Ogden, coach Bill Parcells, linebacker Dave Robinson and defensive tackle Warren Sapp. Carter will be formally inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 3 at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio. read more

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Ohio State football names Kerry Coombs special teams coordinator

Ohio State did not have a special teams coordinator in Urban Meyer’s first season as coach, but it will next season. OSU announced Friday that Kerry Coombs, who is also the team’s cornerbacks coach, has been promoted to special teams coordinator.“Kerry Coombs is an excellent coach who has a great deal of experience and expertise with special teams,” Meyer said in a press release. “He is an outstanding teacher, an excellent motivator and he has a true passion for special teams.”Before joining Meyer’s staff as cornerbacks coach last May, Coombs was the special teams coordinator at Cincinnati from 2009-2011, and was their defensive backs coach from 2007-2011. Prior to Cincinnati, Coombs coached from 1983-2006 within the state of Ohio at the high school level.“I am incredibly excited and honored to be given the responsibility of special teams coordinator,” Coombs said in a press release. “The special teams have always been a part of the game that I have enjoyed coaching. These plays are so critical to the success of a team, and they can really swing momentum. I look forward to having an increased role in the development of them.”Coombs will continue to coach OSU’s cornerbacks in addition to his new role.Without a special teams coordinator last season, the Buckeyes blocked three extra points, two punts and a field goal, but also had three punts blocked.The Buckeyes scored two punt return touchdowns and one touchdown off punt blocks last season, but gave up four special teams touchdowns (two punt returns, one kickoff return, one blocked punt). read more

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