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#JaVotes2016: JLP supporters injured in car crash

first_img The accident took place along the 10 Miles Main Road, Bull Bay. The route 97 JUTC bus was headed to 11 Miles, Bull Bay, with the car heading in the opposite direction. According to Detective Inspector Neville Graham of the St Thomas police division, the driver and his lone passenger suffered what he deemed to be minor injuries. Blood, however, could be seen on the side of the roadway which onlookers said were that of the victims. The driver of the JUTC bus was unharmed. Two Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters had to be rushed to the Kingston Public Hospital after the car they were travelling in collided with a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus.last_img read more

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Re- Stór: A one day retreat that will radically recharge your business and your life!

first_imgInspired by the Irish word ‘Stór’, with a focus on restoring ourselves and recharging our businesses, Re-Stór is a business retreat with a difference.Over the course of one day, in the stunning surrounds of Rathmullan House hotel and with lunch included, you will get the chance to work with experts in the area of business storytelling and communications, digital strategy and financial best practice.You will learn practical skills and gain a new perspective on how to stay both mentally and physically well in a world that offers increasing distractions, burn-out and overwhelm. Re-Stór is for entrepreneurs and business owners who long for a brief escape from their ‘Customer To-Do Lists’ to focus on what they want in business for a change. Co-founders Shane Breslin and Sally Murphy will lead the day. Business owners and entrepreneurs, they consult in digital, storytelling, marketing and communications with people all over the world, in industries from blue-chip technology giants to boutique drinks start-ups.For this event, they are delighted to introduce their Donegal audience to guest speaker Conor Devine. Conor is a Belfast-based entrepreneur, investor and author, who through several business interests has assisted business owners throughout the finance spectrum — from debt mediation on one end to alternative finance and investment on the other.Conor is also a Multiple Sclerosis survivor and plant-based wholefood Ironman triathlete! He will share his phenomenal personal and business experience, astutely linking the health of our minds and bodies to the health of our finances and businesses. In this one day retreat we will explore topics like:What’s going on in business and communications? How did we get here? And where should we go next?!How can we tell our stories with honesty in a way that helps us connect with our ideal customers?Can we grab the digital opportunity and the best of the internet – without falling victim to overwhelm?Here’s the truth. If the only thing you got from the Re-Stór retreat was that you walked away feeling nourished, like you had learned something worthwhile, got great value for money and made connections to support you going forward then it would be worth it.The reality is that the Re-Stór business retreat will give you all that and much, much more.You will leave the room with a clear sense of how to nourish your health so that you can grow your business, what your totally unique story is and, what digital strategies you will embrace!What other people have said about Re-Stór – “It was a great experience to take a day out of my business and reassess a few things. It helped me to have another look at the big picture of what I am trying to achieve and how I am going to do it in an energised and savvy way. Hearing other people’s stories also helped to get ideas and to reaffirm my own path. This is something all business owners should take part in, both for connecting with a fab community as well as the well-needed recharge.”Tickets available via this linkhttps://www.eventbrite.ie/e/re-stor-a-one-day-retreat-to-radically-recharge-your-business-your-life-tickets-71342638753Further Info see: www.restor.ie Contact: Sally Murphy, sally@murphycommunications.ie, T: 0871476339Re- Stór: A one day retreat that will radically recharge your business and your life! was last modified: October 19th, 2019 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:BusinessRe- Stórlast_img read more

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Passengers praise new direct flights from Humboldt County to Los Angeles

first_imgDr. Corliss Bennett was the first passenger to disembark what was the first direct, passenger flight from Los Angeles to Humboldt County since 2011.Thursday marked the first day United Airlines began offering direct, daily flights between Humboldt County and Los Angeles International Airport. United Airlines’ San Francisco International Airport manager Amy Pellatz is a Humboldt County native and began her career at the Humboldt County airport. At a celebration for the new flight at the …last_img read more

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A pre-wedding (South African) story

first_imgIt was ten days before my wedding, and my new parents-in-law were arriving from Poland, keen to explore South Africa.Blame it on pre-wedding jitters, or a worry-wart bride, but I was concerned that their time in the country should go without a hitch. This was their first time in Africa, the first time meeting my parents, the marriage of their first son and only child – a whole host of firsts, and I was eager that we all should impress.They had elected to explore Cape Town on their own before joining a German tour group meandering its way up to Johannesburg – and the wedding.What worried me most was their safety. They didn’t speak much English, and had “tourist” branded all over them, right down to their functional attire, adorned with money belts and cameras. They were prime targets for someone wanting to chance their luck, or so I thought.My fiance and I made sure we were at the airport to welcome them on the day of their arrival.I feared the worst whenI feared the worst when, exchanging money at Cape Town International, they walked away from the teller still counting their wad of green. I, and the long queue of people awaiting service, ogled as they split the notes – approximately, as one might a pack of cards – and stuffed one half into a coat pocket, the other into a handbag.I’ve never been a body-guard, but as we walked to the parking lot, I came to understand the stress of this job. I literally danced around them, shielding them with my body any time I thought I recognised someone from that bank queue. “This can only end badly”, I lamented.With wedding preparations pressing, we had to fly back to Johannesburg the next morning, leaving the parents to their own resources. We equipped them with South African SIM cards and promised to check in once in a while, further urging them to err on the side of caution.Subdued but safeThis is precisely what they did the first few days, taking guided tours around the city. They travelled up Table Mountain, to the penguins at Boulders Beach, into Simonstown. “Good”, I thought, “Very Good” – theirs will be a more subdued but safe travel experience.And surely a shopping outing to the V&A Waterfront is similarly tame? That it was, until they came out of the centre late one evening, and decided that the cool summer evening would be well spent on a walk back to their City Bowl hotel.With one map between them, along with the day’s shopping, they set about their journey. But when they’d been walking for close on an hour, it became apparent that they hadn’t a clue where they were.Four figures emerge out of the darkImagine them there: two strangers standing on the edge of a highway, squabbling in Polish over an open map about who is to blame for getting them lost, when four figures emerge out of the dark and head straight for them.I’m not altogether sure what passed between those six figures, shrouded by night, or in what language.But what I do know is that four construction workers, on their way home from a long day’s labour, escorted my parents-in-law right across the highway (horns blaring, bright lights flickering), through town, to the very door of their hotel.And then, as suddenly as they appeared, they left.Angels doing construction workAs they related their story the next day, I was struck with this thought: that even while our country has many difficult challenges ahead of it, and a tragic past behind it, generosity, goodness and hope reside stubbornly in the heart of its people.My father, when told of the event, set about convincing me that this was an act of divine intervention. He argued that four angels were watching over my husband’s parents as they walked those city streets.Human angels doing construction work in the City Bowl? Just maybe – and where else but in South Africa?Judith Browne is a South African living in Singapore.Story submitted to SAinfo on 13 April 2008last_img read more

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Musicians welcome World Cup stage

first_img11 February 2010 The greatest stage in world sport, the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ is set to offer South Africa much more than just on-field action. Focusing the eyes of the world on the southern tip of Africa, the event offers an exciting opportunity for some of the country’s top musical talent. With millions of international tourists expected to make the trip to the Rainbow Nation later this year, young artists and bands across the country are eager to perform for a global audience. Brimming with talent, the South African music scene remains one of the world’s most untapped resources – now it will get its chance to shine. Three South African groups hoping to make their mark during the upcoming festivities are Taxi Violence, D-seven and Fox Comet. All three acts recently performed at the legendary Up the Creek music festival in Swellendam near Cape Town, and after leaving their fans cheering for more, are looking to make the most of the epic opportunity the tournament is serving up for them.Fox Comet “2010 is going to be a great thing for South Africa. There is going to be a huge buzz around the whole country,” says Fox Comet lead singer Rob Coutts. Fox Comet, an exciting up-and-coming funk-rock band that burst onto the local scene in 2009, are keen to show the world what they can do. “It’s going to be crazy, and we’re going to enjoy every minute of it,” says Coutts. “Hopefully we’ll get to play to an international audience at some great venues. We’ve had talks with the Harley-Davidson club in Cape Town about being involved with them. They’re a base for fans from Holland, so hopefully we can win over some Dutch supporters for ourselves as well. “We’ve also been approached by people organising some big parties in Long Street, which is awesome,” says Coutts. “There are so many parties, so many festivals, we’re keen to be apart of the vibe.”Taxi Violence Louis Nel, drummer for popular rock band Taxi Violence, says he and his bandmates are also looking forward to being a part of the “World Cup mania” when it hits South African shores. “There is so much going on, and getting involved with the parties, fan gatherings, the after parties – that’s where we want to be,” says Nel. “All around the country there are going to be awesome events taking place. It’s an opportunity to be seen by the world.” Nel, George van der Spuy, Rian Zietsman and Jason Ling make up Taxi Violence. Formed in 2004, they are a band very much on the rise in South Africa. “Our main focus is entertainment,” says Nel. “We always do our best to give people their money’s worth and put on a great show. This year we’re hoping to take it up a notch.”D-seven Something a little different, mixing in beat-boxing and fresh harmonies, are D-seven, another act eager to make an impression on the World Cup social scene. An impressive a capella group, D-seven have shared the stage with a number of South Africa’s top performers in recent times, including Goldfish and Just Jinger. Looking ahead to the World Cup, the band is keen to test themselves in front of a global audience. “It’s really exciting – it’s a big test,” says band member Shiraz Jogee. “All the hotels and venues are going to be filled up with international tourists, and it’ll be good to see how they react to our music and that feedback is massive [for any band out there]. This year is hopefully going to be huge for us. “During the World Cup we’re going up to the Grahamstown Festival and then heading back to Cape Town to get involved in the festivities there,” says Jogee. “We are involved in a lot of corporate functions and events, so during the World Cup we’ll be doing a lot of that. We’ve got a regular gig on the rooftop of the Grand Daddy Hotel, and a couple other nice World Cup gigs we’re excited to be a part of as well.”Bafana Bafana And regarding the football? All three groups are firmly behind the host nation. “Probably Spain [will be my second choice], but definitely it’s South Africa all the way,” says Shiraz. “[We’re supporting] any African team,” says Nel. “Obviously we’re behind Bafana Bafana, but hopefully someone can do the continent proud!” “Naturally we’re behind Bafana,” says Coutts. “It’s going to be awesome!” Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

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Sodhi shoots double trap bronze at World Cup

first_imgIndia’s premier double trap shooter, Ronjan Sodhi shone once again on the world stage on Tuesday when he won the bronze medal at the final ISSF Shotgun World Cup stage of the year in Maribor, Slovenia.Sodhi, who had clinched a London Olympics quota spot for India with a silver medal at the World Cup stage in Beijing earlier this year, was ineligible for another quota spot, but that did not diminish his hunger for success.In relatively easy conditions for the shooters, Sodhi qualified for the final with 145 hits out of 150, behind Peter Robert Russell Wilson of Britain and China’s Hu Binyuan (both 146).But it was in the final that Sodhi really came into his own, shooting 49 out of the 50 clay birds. Yet, that was only good enough for a joint second place with Binyuan, since Wilson also shot 49 to assure himself of the gold medal. In the shoot-off for second place, Sodhi missed one of his two targets while Binyuan shot down both.Sodhi said he didn’t find it difficult to motivate himself.”It is a big challenge to motivate oneself and not lose focus, but I love competing and I can’t just sit around and do nothing, even after I have achieved something,” he told Mail Today over phone.”I took the quota and the silver medal in Beijing but I was disappointed with the way I had shot in that final, because that’s a part of my game that I pride myself on. I felt I had to make amends for missing the gold back then, and I achieved my objective to a large extent.advertisement”We have the World Championship coming up in September, and obviously the Olympics are on the horizon, so I don’t want to rest on my laurels. I want to be at my best.” India’s Mohammad Asab also came up with a commendable effort, scoring 143 to finish ninth, missing out on a possible spot in the six-man final by just one point,” he added.This was Asab’s first score above 140 in a competitive environment.The other Indian in the fray, Vikram Bhatnagar, finished a distant 46th with 129 points.last_img read more

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