first_imgHoly Family Primary Celebrates Royal VisitJIS 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 RelatedEarl and Countess of Wessex to Visit on March 2 RelatedPrince Edward And Countess Arrive For Working Visit FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Photo: JIS PhotographerHer Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex (right); accepts a gift from student, Holy Family Primary and Infant School, Demarco Hylton (left); during a visit to the institution’s Laws Street premises in downtown Kingston on March 4. Others sharing in the moment are: Acting Principal at the school, A. Walker-Gordon (centre); and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Elaine Foster Allen (background right). The Countess and His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex are in the island for a four-day working visit and will depart on March 5. RelatedYoung Patients Thrilled At Visit Of Countess Of Wessexcenter_img Story HighlightsThe Countess was accompanied to the institution by Minister of Education, the Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites and others.The students entertained their audience with renditions of cultural songs by Stephen Davis; dance by the school’s dance troupe; and a poem in dialect by Loward Greaves.The Countess encouraged the students to make the most of their opportunities while in school, as it will assist them in achieving their goals and aspirations. Holy Family Primary Celebrates Royal Visit Official VisitsMarch 5, 2014Written by: Chris Patterson The mood at Holy Family Primary and Infant School was celebratory as Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex arrived at the institution’s Laws Street premises on March 4.The Countess, who is on a four-day working visit to the island along with His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, was accompanied to the institution by Minister of Education, the Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Elaine Foster Allen; Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kingston, Most Reverend Charles Dufour; and members of the school board.The students, mainly decked in colourful attire, entertained their audience with renditions of cultural songs by Stephen Davis; dance by the school’s dance troupe; and a poem in dialect by Loward Greaves. The school’s music band also executed a medley of pieces.Those who did not perform gathered in the school’s courtyard while others lined the corridors and waved the Jamaican flag to the various performances.The Countess who appeared to enjoy the various pieces admitted that she truly received a “Jamaican welcome.”She encouraged the students to make the most of their opportunities while in school, as it will assist them in achieving their goals and aspirations.“School is a very important time in all of our lives; the problem is that we only realize that once we have left school. So I’m telling you now, don’t miss this opportunity. This is the opportunity that you won’t get back again, so use it to the best that you can,” The Countess advised.“You have a good school here and you have a lot of very good teachers around you, who are going to do their very best to see that you become the people that you want to be,” she added.In his remarks, Minister of Education, the Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, urged the students to “try hard with their lessons and also all the other activities which improve behavior and which make you strong young people and later strong young adults.”He commended the Board and staff of the institution, noting that they are doing a “fine job”, and encouraged them to continue on the path of success.Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kingston, Most Rev. Charles Dufour, thanked Her Royal Highness for gracing the school with her presence. “We believe that this visit will be an indelible memory for them and a sharp incentive that will push them ever onward and upward,” he said.During her visit, the Countess unveiled a commemorative plaque, greeted the students and staff and toured sections of the institution’s compound.Their Royal Highnesses arrived in the island on Sunday, March 2, to participate in activities related to the Duke of Edinburgh Award.This will include meeting with the Board of Directors of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International, Jamaica, which is chaired by Professor Derrick McKoy, of the University of the West Indies, Mona. His Royal Highness is Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Foundation and Chair of the International Council.They are scheduled to depart the island on Wednesday, March 5. Advertisementslast_img read more

first_imgAt another point, Mueller claimed not to know anything about Fusion GPS, the private investigation firm commissioned by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee to prepare a dossier of opposition research that appeared to fuel the early FBI investigation into ties between Trump, his advisers and Russia.Democrats had justified the hearings by saying that, despite Mueller’s caveats, they would at a minimum be able to get him to be able to read parts of his report aloud. But he refused even to do that. The standout moment of the first hearing for Democrats was an exchange with the chairman of the judiciary committee, Representative Jerry Nadler (Democrat-New York).“Did you actually totally exonerate the president?” Nadler asked. “No,” Mueller replied.If TV ads were the goal, an actual sentence from the witness might’ve been nice. When it came a short time later, Mueller used legal jargon that again denied Democrats their soundbite.After Mueller’s five-plus hours on the Hill, Democratic leaders did their best to paint the hearings as a successful showcase of the president’s misdeeds.“The president was not exculpated for the acts that he allegedly committed,” the ex-prosecutor said. Democrats seemed to score another small win when Mueller appeared to agree with Representative Ted Lieu (Democrat-California) that the reason Trump wasn’t indicted was because of a long-standing Justice Department policy against charging sitting presidents.However, at the outset of a second appearance Wednesday before the House intelligence committee, Mueller snatched that meager victory away, indicating that he misunderstood and actually disagreed with Lieu’s language. “That is not the correct way to say it,” Mueller declared.During the later hearing, Mueller seemed more at ease and responsive. On a couple of occasions, he offered what amounted to direct rebuttals of Trump talking points.“When Donald Trump called your investigation a witch hunt, that is also false, is it not?” asked Representative Adam Schiff (Democrat-California), the intelligence chairman.“I like to think so, yes,” Mueller replied, adding later: “It is not a witch hunt.”However, his most quotable comments beyond that were warnings about the dangers of continued Russian interference in U.S. elections, not condemnations of Trump that would provide fodder for impeachment. Robert Mueller failed to deliver what critics of U.S. President Donald Trump wanted Wednesday, but they must be getting used to that by now.For nearly two years, many Democrats have regarded Mueller as a Messiah figure who will deliver them from the plague of the Trump presidency through something akin to divine intervention.From the time the special counsel began rolling out indictments in 2017, liberals became convinced with each arrival and departure of prosecutors from the D.C. federal courthouse that a massive, unifying indictment was looming that would charge Trump campaign operatives with conspiring with Russia and WikiLeaks to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails. “Any testimony from this office would not go beyond our report. It contains our findings and analysis and the reasons for the decisions we made. We chose those words carefully, and the work speaks for itself. And the report is my testimony,” the special counsel said, exuding a distinct lack of enthusiasm. “I would not provide information beyond that which is already public in any appearance before Congress.”Despite Mueller’s plain reluctance, Democrats pressed on, ultimately subpoenaing him for the hearings Wednesday. The advance billing was so outsized that the reality seemed certain to underwhelm, but it turned out to be even less whelming than that.At times on Wednesday, Mueller just seemed out of it | Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesThrough the first three-hour hearing, before the House judiciary committee, Mueller — who also announced May 29 that he is leaving the Justice Department and returning to private life — often seemed ill at ease and had difficulty identifying which lawmaker was questioning him. He repeatedly asked members of both parties to repeat their questions, fouling up the rhythm the questioners were trying to establish.Answers, when offered, were often curt or monosyllabic, like “Correct,” “Yes” or “No.” But more often, he brushed the question aside, referring to the text of the report, calling the matter outside his “purview” or simply saying, “I’m not going to get into that.”At times on Wednesday, Mueller just seemed out of it. Under questioning by Representative Brad Wenstrup (Republican-Ohio), the former special counsel appeared to deny that his office looked into whether the Trump campaign worked with WikiLeaks or others to steal Hillary Clinton campaign emails.“That matter does not fall within our investigation,” Mueller said, puzzlingly, given that this was a central focus of his probe. Perhaps it was already under seal? Some expected a case sweeping in individuals who were charged, like campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump confidant Roger Stone, with others close to the president who’d not been charged, like Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner. There was even talk Mueller might buck Justice Department policy and charge the president himself.When that round of speculation fizzled amid signs that Mueller was preparing to wind down his probe, attention shifted to the special counsel’s report. Perhaps the veteran prosecutor and former FBI director hadn’t charged Trump, but he would deliver a report that accused Trump of various crimes — akin to Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr’s impeachment referral for President Bill Clinton in 1998.The advance billing was so outsized that the reality seemed certain to underwhelm, but it turned out to be even less whelming than that.That, too, proved illusory. Mueller’s 448-page report contained a raft of damaging allegations against the president and outlined at least 10 episodes of potential obstruction of justice, as well as a slew of apparent lies. But the special counsel never directly accused the president of a crime, as many of his opponents had hoped.After the lengthy report (and its initial framing by Attorney General Bill Barr) failed to interest or resonate with most Americans not already turned off by Trump’s conduct, Democrats experienced a third bout of Mueller-mania, convincing themselves that in-person testimony by the special counsel would be riveting, producing a national teaching moment that would bring his report to life.Mueller did his best to dissuade them, declaring in a May 29 statement to the media that he would add no new substance if called before Congress. “It is the crossing of a threshold in terms of a public awareness of what happens and how it conformed to the law or not,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters. “We think today was really a milestone.”But the chairman of the House oversight and government reform committee, Representative Elijah Cummings (Democrat-Maryland), sounded more resigned to the possibility that Democrats who want to impeach Trump may have to find the courage of their convictions because many Americans may never engage, and public opinion in favor of removing Trump may never swing Democrats’ way.“We’re accumulating information and doing the best we can,” Cummings said just after he launched into another urgent appeal to voters. “What the American people do with it, that’s another thing, but we will not stand by and fail to give them the total picture.”“I’m begging — I’m begging the American people to pay attention to what’s going on, because if you want to have a democracy intact for your children and your children’s children, and generations yet unborn, you’ve got to guard this moment,” Cummings added. “This is our watch.” Also On POLITICO White House, Republicans celebrate after flat Mueller performance By Eliana Johnson and Melanie Zanona Mueller refutes Trump’s ‘no collusion, no obstruction’ line By Andrew Desiderio and Kyle Cheney It emerged during the hearings that Democrats had been signaled in advance of his unwillingness to narrate his own report. That, like Mueller’s request to the Justice Department for guidelines that he adopted to limit his testimony, should have been a warning that Democrats were facing a rough ride Wednesday. But canceling the hearing once the subpoenas were issued was a nonstarter.Many impeachment backers seemed to detect that the hearings were not providing the momentum proponents of that approach had hoped for.“A frail old man, unable to remember things, stumbling, refusing to answer basic questions,” filmmaker Michael Moore wrote on Twitter. “I said it in 2017 and Mueller confirmed it today — All you pundits and moderates and lame Dems who told the public to put their faith in the esteemed Robert Mueller — just STFU from now on.”Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe tweeted: “Much as I hate to say it, this morning’s hearing was a disaster. Far from breathing life into his damning report, the tired Robert Mueller sucked the life out of it. The effort to save democracy and the rule of law from this lawless president has been set back, not advanced.”Tribe was more upbeat about the afternoon session, praising Schiff’s questioning.After Mueller’s five-plus hours on the Hill, Democratic leaders did their best to paint the hearings as a successful showcase of the president’s misdeeds.last_img read more

first_imgHouston NuttHouston NuttOXFORD — What could be better than a cruise from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico? A cruise from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico with Houston Nutt, of course.That’s a real thing now.With prices ranging from $525 to $4,000, you can sail the seas from Jan. 11, 2016 to Jan. 15 with the former Ole Miss coach and several other former college football coaches as a part of the “Legendary Coaches Cruise.”Other coaches including Gene Stallings, Phillip Fulmer, Vince Dooley, Pat Dye, Howard Schnellenberger, Bobby Johnson and more.Nutt arrived in Oxford in 2007 after a 10-year tenure at Arkansas and immediately led Ole Miss to an 18-8 record over his first two seasons. The downfall started in 2010, when the Rebels finished with a 4-8 record. The Rebels went winless in conference play the follow season, which would be Nutt’s last.Nutt’s biography on the cruise’s website never mentions Ole Miss. It’s basically looks like a copy-and-paste job from an old Arkansas media guide.The cruise offers a formal dinner with your “favorite coach,” screenings of classic games with commentary, panels, Q&As, autograph sessions, and more.last_img read more

first_imgXtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds – 1. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., 672; 2. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 671; 3. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 602; 4. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 595; 5. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 550; 6. Ricky Thornton Jr., Harcourt, Iowa, 506; 7. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 489; 8. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 482; 9. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 469; 10. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 463; 11. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 441; 12. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif., 428; 13. Brent Schlafmann, Bismarck, N.D., 405; 14. John P. Gober, Pool­ville, Texas, 401; 15. Ryan Gaylord, Lakewood, Colo., 385; 16. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 378; 17. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 377; 18. R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz., 372; 19. Kevin Green, Waco, Texas, 366; 20. David Goode Sr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 360.IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 335; 2. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 331; 3. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 306; 4. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 301; 5. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 265; 6. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 249; 7. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 244; 8. Tucker Doughty, Heath, Texas, 239; 9. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 237; 10. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 230; 11. Ryan Hall, Midlothian, Texas, 222; 12. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 215; 13. Junior Jenkins, Greenville, Texas, and Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., both 206; 15. Michael Day, Greenville, Texas, 205; 16. Jeff Day, Greenville, Texas, 203; 17. John Carney II, Lubbock, Texas, 202; 18. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 200; 19. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 192; 20. Dalton Stevens, Scurry, Texas, 189.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, and Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, both 630; 3. Eric Jones, Troy, Texas, 452; 4. Steven Orebaugh, Fort Worth, Texas, 449; 5. Juston McCullough, Waco, Texas, 418; 6. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 412; 7. Ryan Pow­ers, Crowley, Texas, 402; 8. Gregory Gutt, Burns Flat, Okla., 400; 9. Jody York, Lubbock, Texas, 398; 10. April Phillips, Abilene, Texas, 378; 11. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 374; 12. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 354; 13. Manny Baldiviez, Yuma, Ariz., 333; 14. Aaron Corley, Meadow, Texas, 330; 15. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 325; 16. Lonnie Foss, Glendale, Ariz., 322; 17. Zach Spillman, Marble Falls, Texas, 321; 18. Zach Riley, Killeen, Texas, 314; 19. Joe O’Bryan, Round Rock, Texas, 309; 20. Jimmy Davy, Yuma, Ariz., 293.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Wesley Warren, Fairfield, Texas, 444; 2. Jason Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 392; 3. Jim Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 318; 4. Francisco J. Cordova, Somerton, Ariz., 303; 5. Matt Bice, Austin, Texas, 282; 6. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 268; 7. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 266; 8. Harvey Quinn, Yuma, Ariz., 264; 9. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 261; 10. Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas, 260; 11. Bob Horton, Yuma, Ariz., and Brent Wof­ford, Yuma, Ariz., both 253; 13. Shay Simoneau, Damar, Kan., 243; 14. Cody Williams, Minneap­olis, Kan., August Bach, Newton, Iowa, and Larry Underwood, Temple, Texas, each 232; 17. Aa­ron Norman, Carlsbad, N.M., 226; 18. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, and Jay Crowe, Surprise, Ariz., both 222; 20. Richard Bennett, Mesa, Ariz., 220.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 692; 2. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 593; 3. Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, Texas, 558; 4. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 425; 5. Kamera Kaitlin McDonald, Keller, Texas, 411; 6. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 340; 7. Thomas Walp, Olney, Texas, 306; 8. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 289; 9. Frank Lackey, Joshua, Texas, 281; 10. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 271; 11. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 255; 12. T.J. Green, Robinson, Texas, 243; 13. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 234; 14. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 232; 15. Austin Gooding, Fort Worth, Texas, 226; 16. Paul Scrivner, Hewitt, Texas, 223; 17. Logan Ellis, Wagoner, Okla., 209; 18. Caden Ellis, Wag­oner, Okla., 204; 19. Danny Jay Rister, Hamlin, Texas, 203; 20. David Sanford, Abilene, Texas, 199.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 436; 2. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 398; 3. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 388; 4. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 333; 5. Ray Czumaj, Gold Canyon, Ariz., 319; 6. Eric Winemiller, Casa Grande, Ariz., 316; 7. Adolfo Nor­iega, Yuma, Ariz., 307; 8. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb., 299; 9. Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, Kan., and Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., both 297; 11. Corey Clayton, El Centro, Calif., 296; 12. Brandon Span­jer, Crete, Neb., 295; 13. Gary Dutton, Bakersfield, Calif., and Tim Reese, Yuma, Ariz., both 294; 15. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 293; 16. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., and Erik Shaw, Casa Grande, Ariz., both 286; 18. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 276; 19. Carter VanDenBerg, Os­kaloosa, Iowa, 267; 20. Adam Echter, Glendale, Ariz., 256.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 272; 2. Scott Spellmeier, Beatrice, Neb., 266; 3. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 217; 4. James Lochabay, Azle, Texas, 216; 5. Danny Baggerly, Joshua, Texas, 215; 6. Jeff Toler, Cleburne, Texas, 203; 7. Nick Lindblad, Be­atrice, Neb., 200; 8. James Morehead, Cleburne, Texas, 193; 9. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 185; 10. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 182; 11. Daniel Cunningham, Azle, Texas, 179; 12. Brandon Segura, Weatherford, Texas, 174; 13. Levi Heath, Wilton, Iowa, 173; 14. Luke Jackson, South Sioux City, Neb., 153; 15. Brandon Lambert, Carthage, Ill., 152; 16. Jake Benischek, Du­rant, Iowa, 150; 17. Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, Ill., 145; 18. Ryan Smith, Beatrice, Neb., 142; 19. David Norquest, York, Neb., 137; 20. Steve Holloway, Azle, Texas, 135.last_img read more