first_imgJAPEX 2014 One of the Best Ever – Tourism MinisterJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill (right), in conversation with Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Lenworth Fulton (left), during his tour of booths at JAPEX 2014, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St.James, on September 22. Others (from second left) are: President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, Nicola Madden Greig and Chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board, Dennis Morrison. RelatedIncrease in Arrivals from All Source Markets JAPEX 2014 One of the Best Ever – Tourism Minister TourismSeptember 23, 2014Written by: Glenis A. Rose RelatedTourism Ministry Sensitizing Industry Players About Chikungunya Virus RelatedJAPEX 2014 Will Boost Business for Local Tourism Interestscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsThe premier tourism trade show, JAPEX 2014, achieved almost 100 per cent increase in the number of participants over last year.Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has described it as one of the best ever.The show attracted over 105 buyers from wholesalers and tour operators from the international market; 230 travel agents and over 250 suppliers. The premier tourism trade show, JAPEX 2014, achieved almost 100 per cent increase in the number of participants over last year, with Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, describing it as one of the best ever.Ending Tuesday, September 23, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, in Rose Hall, St. James, the show attracted over 105 buyers from wholesalers and tour operators from the international market;  230 travel agents and over 250 suppliers.“I think that this is definitely one of the best JAPEX we have had over the years,” the Minister said, after an extensive tour of the display booths on September 22.“This year, through the linkages hub, one of the things that we have done, is to really push the involvement of our local manufacturers, farmers and all the associated (groups).  What was really interesting was that the space of the usual JAPEX was about half the hall, but this year, we have taken the entire hall space because of the inclusion of the manufacturers,” Dr. McNeill noted.“This gives another side to the business, because the people the manufacturers want to meet are the same persons that are already here for the trade show. So, it really has been a tremendous success,” he added.The Minister said that the feedback he has had from participants is very positive, including manufacturers, hoteliers and operators of attractions.“They are saying that it is good business, brisk and very productive.  This is something that we will have to broaden to ensure that we not only bring visitors to the island, but seek to deepen the impact of tourism on the local economy,” the Minister argued.President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Nicola Madden Greig, said: “It’s been a great show. We have seen a little bit more diversity outside of our traditional US, Canadian and UK markets.  We are therefore very excited in terms of the prospects that will come out of this year’s show.”She noted that for this year’s show, there were a lot of new buyers coming out of the Latin American markets. Advertisementslast_img read more

first_imgScobee honored for outstanding playSenior goaltender Sydney Scobee was recognized once again for her outstanding play; she was named Minnesota’s Breakthrough Female Athlete of the Year.Kamaan RichardsGophers Goaltender Sydney Scobee deflects the puck at Ridder Arena on Friday, Jan. 17. Minnesota suffered a 1-4 loss to Ohio State. (Kamaan Richards / Minnesota Daily) Matthew KennedyJune 5, 2020Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintSenior goaltender Sydney Scobee was a force for the Gophers’ women’s hockey team this season. She helped lead the Gophers to the top of the ranks, held a .928 save percentage on the season and helped the team secure another bid in the NCAA Tournament.  Since the premature end to the hockey season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Scobee has been recognized for her outstanding play. She was named the WCHA Goalie of the Year, the WCHA Goaltending Champion and earned All-WCHA First Team honors. Scobee was the first Gophers’ goaltender to earn All-WCHA First Team honors since Noora Raty in 2012-13.Most recently, Scobee was named Minnesota’s Breakthrough Female Athlete of the Year, an award given by the University’s athletics department at its annual student-athlete awards ceremony. “It’s a huge honor. Being honest, I had no idea I was even up for the award,” she said. “It was so special to see my name up there in a group with other hard working athletes that competed at a high level in the Big 10 Conference.”Scobee sees the award not just as recognition of her own individual play, but as a recognition of the women’s hockey program as a whole. “I think the award will provide some traction towards our sport also. It shows how special the women’s hockey program is with everyone involved, my teammates and coaches,” Scobee said. “What you put into this program is what you get out of it. I’m proud to say my teammates, coaches and I went all-in this season.”  Throughout the season, Scobee’s teammates and coaches have been vocal about her leadership on the ice. Head coach Brad Frost has regularly praised Scobee’s consistency in the net. Games for the Gophers were rarely out of reach, as Scobee held a 1.68 goals against average. But it wasn’t an easy road for Scobee prior to the start of her senior season. She spent the offseason recovering from a torn shoulder suffered during her junior year. “I wasn’t even cleared to touch the ice till late August 2019, but I focused to stay cool mentally and be calm in myself to trust the process,” Scobee said. “Getting myself motivated for my senior season without playing hockey for awhile, and strengthening things I wouldn’t normally focus on was a different, yet worthwhile experience.”The mental toughness that came after recovering from surgery certainly carried over into the season. After returning from her injury, Scobee’s mind was clear and laser-focused for her last ride as a Gopher, evident from her outstanding play in the net. Since the end of the season, Scobee has graduated with a degree in human resource development, and is currently working full-time as a recruiter for AeroTek and is “loving it” so far. She is also looking to stay on the ice, possibly in the PWHPA.last_img read more

first_imgFormer Manchester United midfielder Liam Miller has died at the young age of 36.Miller, who also played for other clubs like Celtic, Leeds United, QPR and Sunderland had been suffering from pancreatic cancer before his untimely death.The midfielder won 21 caps for the Republic of Ireland between 2004 and 2009.Stiliyan Petrov, a cancer survivor played with Miller at Scottish Premier League (SPL) champions Celtic and on the unfortunate news, the Bulgarian said that he was “deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my friend and old team-mate Liam Miller”.He added: “My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. RIP my friend.”RelatedVillarreal CF vs CA OsasunaJune 30, 2017Similar postRay Wilkins Passes Away Following Cardiac ArrestApril 4, 2018In “England”Manchester City Sign French Midfielder Claudio GomesJuly 25, 2018In “England”last_img read more

first_imgThis month’s IPGC Medals were held over the very attractive Greenwood course, which while being about the furthest of the local Pattaya courses, always turns out as a very good venue for a large competition.  This may have been the reason that the day attracted the largest number of contestants this year with 25 groups teeing it up at the start.  This time was another of those occasions when the course was in top condition with the greens playing flat and fairly quick.Jason Cole.A fairly strong breeze welcomed the early starters at around 8.15 am and with the weather staying fine all day good scoring was to be expected.  However, with the course having been set up with the tees in the backward positions this did not turn out to be the case with only the second division turning in low scores.  This may have be explained partly by the two divisions playing under the now familiar two different scoring systems, Stroke Play for the first and Stableford for the second division.The second division was led in by Gordon Everingham whose 40 points was his best score for nearly a year, during which time he has been more used to seeing his handicap rise steadily than being in contention.  He was followed in by Tony Holehouse who had to win a count back over Evan Millar, which he did with a better 22 to 19, leaving Evan in third place.  In general the second division scored very well with Peter MacKenzie returning a one under card and another six players on level par.The first division turned out to be a much closer affair with Jason Cole finally coming out on top to take the medal with a two under handicap round as he finished with a net 34.5 over the inward half, leaving Ron Miller in second with a count back of 35.5 and Yasuo Suzuki in third with 36.5 on the back nine.There were plenty of 2’s around the courseEvery month the presentations are held at one of the IPGC venues in rotation, this month’s being held at Siam Cats, where as usual an open buffet had been laid on for the participants prior to the presentations.Russell Exley, who acted as the Emcee for the evening, thanked the golf organizers, Stephen Beard, Len Jones, Glyn Evans and Steve Mascari for promoting the day and Glyn for handling the registration and Stephen for handling the scoring with Glyn presenting the Medals and prizes to the winners.As usual following the prize giving there were over twenty lucky draw prizes supplied from the club funds to be won by members attending the evening festivities, which due to a slight oversight, on the part of the dogsbody designated to bring back the score cards from the course, had to be drawn with a new method of lucky numbers.More information can be obtained regarding golf with the International Pattaya Golf Club (IPGC) by visiting the web site at www.ipgc.org. Stroke play1st Jason Cole (7) net 702nd Ron Miller (9) net 703rd Yasuo Suzuki (11) net 70Division 2 (13+)Stableford1st Gordon Everingham (24) 40pts2nd Tony Holehouse (23) 39pts3rd Evan Millar (24) 39pts2’s:  Glenn Eldershaw, Ron Miller, Alan Pilkington, John Hayes, Grant Cadell, Peter MacKenzie, Michael Cutmore (two) The IPGC Monthly Medals Report March 2012Monday, March 5 – Greenwood(White Tees)CSS 72Division 1 (0-12)last_img read more

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first_imgManaging the Changing IT Landscape: Constant Change Keeps On ComingIn today’s business world, it’s sink or swim. The changes brought by consumerization—grand-scale changes that keep on coming—are disrupting the industry in new ways. Responding is not optional; it’s time for IT leaders to take charge. At Intel, we firmly believe the answer lies with a renewed focus on users. We recently published our perspective on the Future Implications of Consumerization in the Enterprise. With a proactive effort to improve the user experience, IT can empower users to create, consume, and share data using a range of devices at any time, in any environment—ultimately driving business productivity. And, as we see in the Netflix example, there’s no time to wait. IT must gain the control it needs today, while becoming an innovative, strategic partner that is integral to helping the business maintain a competitive edge. Tackling consumerization, starting with users BYOD is the primary force changing the world of IT: Users want more freedom to choose their own devices—and sometimes services—to accomplish their jobs. And it’s constantly changing. To succeed, IT organizations must go beyond Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives and fully embrace consumerization with all that it entails.  What worked yesterday may not work todayChange has become the new mode of survival. It makes me think of a quote by one of my favorite authors, Stephen Covey, who challenges us to take charge: “Will we act upon life, or will we merely be acted upon?” A recent article in CIO.com has a similar take for the IT industry: CIOs must either “disrupt or be disrupted.” The bottom line is that what worked before may no longer cut it. The article uses Netflix as a key example: This one-time major disruptor is now struggling to maintain its position with tough competition coming from Amazon, YouTube, and Hulu. Netflix initially tried to rebound with pricing and subscription changes, but angry customers responded promptly with their cancellations. In other words, Netflix was acted upon, and their business model was disrupted by external forces. When it comes to consumerization, are you acting or being acted upon? Do CIOs have the charter and organizational partnerships to drive strategic innovation? Chris @chris_p_intel#Consumerization #vision #innovationlast_img read more

first_imgStory Highlights Heritage Week officially begins on Sunday, 8 October 2017 with the National Heritage Week Interfaith Service at the University Chapel, Mona starting at 4 o’clock in the afternoon. The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced that the unveiling of the statue of the world’s greatest athlete, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, will take place on Friday, 13 October 2017 at the National Stadium. The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced that the unveiling of the statue of the world’s greatest athlete, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, will take place on Friday, 13 October 2017 at the National Stadium.“The unveiling is [set for] 5:30 on Friday (afternoon) …following that will be a reception in honour of our track and field athletes who went to the World Championships in August,” said Minister Grange.Minister Grange extended an invitation to the public to attend the unveiling ceremony:“The public is invited. We’re asking that they come out early and give Usain all their love and appreciation and to get the first look at the life size statue that will be unveiled of Usain Bolt. And I know they will not be disappointed.”The bronze sculpture was designed by renowned Jamaican sculptor Basil Watson and arrived in the island “during the past 24 hours,” according to the Minister.The statue of Usain Bolt is the first of four statues of national sports stars that were commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport under the Jamaica 55 Legacy Programme.The reception for the World Championship team (which is a private event) and the unveiling of the Bolt statue highlight activities for the celebration of Heritage Week.“Heritage Week will be massive,” said Minister Grange who highlighted that there will be a National Reparations Youth Baton Relay, beginning in Heritage Week, and organised by the National Council on Reparations as part of the public education programme about the Government’s reparations agenda. “We will have Dr Julius Garvey (son of National Hero Marcus Garvey) visiting during this period and there will be a run with athletes across the island to take the message of reparations to the people of Jamaica,” said Minister Grange.The National Reparations Youth Baton Relay will be staged over three months.Additionally, Heritage Week activities will highlight Jamaica’s rich heritage in music, sport and literature. The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission, the National Library of Jamaica and the Jamaica National Heritage Trust are organising a series of activities in every parish; while the Ministry is staging a Heritage Concert “From Kete to Reggae” on Saturday, 14 Oct 2017 at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, starting at 7pm.Heritage Week officially begins on Sunday, 8 October 2017 with the National Heritage Week Interfaith Service at the University Chapel, Mona starting at 4 o’clock in the afternoon. The statue of Usain Bolt is the first of four statues of national sports stars that were commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport under the Jamaica 55 Legacy Programme.last_img read more