FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Alston High School is now the proud recipient of a new multi purpose hard court courtesy of the Sports Development Foundation (SDF) and State Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Michael Stern.Speaking at the official opening ceremony of the new facility held on Thursday (April 22) on the school’s compound at Alston, Clarendon, Mr. Stern who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Western Clarendon stated that sports and education are key, and of paramount importance to the Government.“You have to cognizant of green areas for sports and we will never be able to keep our people fit if we do not have green spaces for people to play, for people to stay fit,” he said.He noted that the multi-purpose court represents a huge investment from the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) with the $5.4 million for the construction of the court $3.2 million having come from the CDF. The remaining $2.2 million was donated by the SDF.Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and Sports, Senator Warren Newby, who delivered the keynote address, said Minister Hon. Olivia Grange is committed to the advancement of youth and sports in Jamaica.“The Minister undertook and committed in 2007 to the development of a national sports policy, ‘Sports for all’. She intends fulsome participation of individuals, communities, organisations and the state in the development of sports in Jamaica,” he said.Senator Newby said that the policy speaks to the development of sporting facilities, support to grassroots sporting movements, co-ordination of programmes between high schools, communities and sporting federations.“The intention is to have improved sporting facilities because we have been producing world class athletes on less than world class facilities and one can only wonder what will happen in few years when the talent that which God has given us is matched with the facilities that are equal to the talents. We are going to become so powerful that people will live here just to experience what sports is like in their lives,” he told the gathering.Senator Newby explained that the policy supports grassroots sporting initiatives. “We recognised very well that honing the skills and talents result in the sort of performances that has dominated the world stage within the last number of years. The Ministry wants co-ordination of the programmes between the high schools, the communities and the sporting federations that we can unearth the talent, groom the talent, manage the talent and showcase it in such a way that it rebounds to the benefit of the entire country,” he said.Coach and teacher at Alston High School, Mr.Wilton Williams said the hard court will provide a boost for their physical education programme, as now the school will be able to compete in Inter-Secondary Schools Association (ISSA) competitions.“The court has been a boost for us because we had problems entering ISSA competitions last year. Because we lack the court facility we were not able to be apart of the programme. So now that the court is here we start training and we hope to do well in the ISSA competitions in general,” he said.He added that the court will also facilitate a better teaching and learning environment, and will help to propel the school into the sports limelight.“It has been a tremendous thing for Alston High School. Without it we were playing partially on the road and it was really bad for us so we are really happy that Sports Development Foundation along with the MP can come on board and really help the school to get this court. We really appreciate it and it makes my work easier. Our school will make a name in sports and will achieve great things,” he said. Advertisements RelatedNew Multi Purpose Court for Alston High School New Multi Purpose Court for Alston High School EducationApril 26, 2010 RelatedNew Multi Purpose Court for Alston High School RelatedNew Multi Purpose Court for Alston High School
WASHINGTON (WJLA) – A MPD officer struck in a hit-and-run had to wait nearly 20 minutes before an ambulance arrived on scene.A vehicle struck the MPD officer just after 6:30 p.m. at 46th and A streets SE. When the call was dispatched, D.C. said they had no available EMS units to send.An ambulance from Prince George’s County was dispatched, arriving to the scene at 6:52 p.m. Nearly an hour passed between the time the officer was struck and his arrival time at MedStar Washington Hospital.According to police, the suspect fled the scene, leaving the vehicle behind.The officer was conscious and breathing upon transport to an area hospital.
DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. CARSON, Calif. — U.S. Auto Parts Network has appointed Theodore “Ted” Sanders, Jr. as chief financial officer (CFO). His appointment was effective Feb. 16. Sanders brings more than 25 years of diversified financial and operational management experience in both public and privately held companies and “Big Four” public accounting to U.S. Auto Parts. He joins the company after most recently serving as CFO of ViewSonic Corp. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Prior to joining ViewSonic, from 1997 to 2007 Sanders served as CFO of public company PC Mall Inc., a marketer of technology products with more than $1.2 billion in revenue in 2007, where he helped the company grow organically and through acquisition to offer more than 125,000 different products to more than 10 million customers. Sanders also successfully off-shored and managed certain sales and back-office functions to Canada and the Philippines. Prior to PC Mall, Sanders was the controller and director of finance for BAX Global, a $1.7 billion subsidiary of The Pittston Co., a global business and security services company. At Pittston, he also served as the director of internal audit. He started his career at Deloitte & Touche LLP and is a Certified Public Accountant.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.
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UNHCR has warned of funding shortages as thousands of refugees flee South Sudan causing strains on the surrounding countries.The refugee agency said that it had received only $122 million of the $608.8 million needed for refugees in South Sudan and the six countries of asylum.“Worst affected are remote regions in Uganda, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic where UNHCR had no previous presence,” UNHCR said in a statement.The agency said the inability to provide food, shelter, basic services, psychosocial assistance, education and livelihood opportunities were prolonging vulnerabilities.It appealed to the international community to support countries of asylum to protect and assist South Sudanese refugees.
Phoenix Tuesday/Friday Golf GroupTuesday, November 8, Phoenix – StablefordWell into the high season now and with the threat of storms gone we experienced a full house today on the Mountain and Lake course, which is now getting back to its best after a very poor run of about 4 months of inferior conditions. At last we could say with confidence “no winter rules in place today.” Strange really when you think about it, it is now winter – best time of the year here. Today, with so many players, we divided the field into two flights with the split coming at 17 handicap.In A flight our winner was Albert Bruce with 39 points, with yours truly (Mike Gerrard) in second place with 38 points and John Stafford in third with 34.Tuesday’s winners pose with the staff at The Relax Bar.The B flight was won by Patrick Browne with 36 points, with Bob Neylon claiming second with 34 to push Derek Bannerman into third (on count back) also with 34.The winner of the KPK Food Services voucher went to Patrick Browne (shown in the photo with his impish grin) with the KPK hat going to Albert Bruce as a consolation because he has not played enough times to qualify for the voucher. (Sadly I am not allowed to claim it either).We did place out 4 near pin markers, and unfortunately they were not returned by the last group, so we put the prizes into the lucky draw. This meant 7 lucky draw prizes much to the delight of the players who had not already won something. (Another little rule in our group – any major winners or near pin winners do not get entered into the lucky draw).Our hosts The Relax Bar (owner Ung and staff with their menu advert in photo) always donate two of the lucky draw prizes each week and along with the other 5 it did not leave many players without some sort of reward. Indeed everyone that returns to the presentation gets the first drink free out of the days takings, costed at a preferential rate by the bar owners.Next week we have our new sponsor, Nemo’s Music Lounge donating the 500 baht voucher for the best score and we will play a straight stableford.We start at 12.00 noon every Tuesday and Friday and anyone wishing to join us, please contact me on 087 091 7565 to find out if there is space available. It is preferred by the group that anyone wishing to play should be reasonably proficient and hold a current official handicap.Our fishing section is also very busy now with the next two trips full. The next available dates are the 10th and 24th of December, and thereafter the second and fourth Saturday of the month.
Rafa Benitez has confirmed he will leave Napoli at the end of the season, with the Spanish coach widely expected to take over from Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid. “It’s always sad to leave a job where the people have treated you well from the start and Napoli was like this to me. Benitez will take charge of Napoli’s game against Lazio this weekend, with Champions League qualification on the line, and is then expected to be presented at the Santiago Bernabeu some time next week. Ancelotti was sacked by Florentino Perez on Monday night, with Madrid’s president explaining it would be good if the next manager spoke Spanish. Jordi Batalla “My family was key to me making this choice, Aurelio and Napoli have made every effort and we were close to a renewal.” “I would like to thank the president [Aurelio De Laurentiis], the club and all the fans, because after two years I’m finishing my experience here with Napoli,” Benitez revealed in a press conference on Thursday afternoon. 28/05/2015 Upd. at 13:39 CEST