RelatedCabinet Retreat Ended Feb. 2 RelatedPrime Minister Golding Announces Cabinet Changes RelatedCabinet Retreat Ended Feb. 2 Cabinet Retreat Ended Feb. 2 Office of the Prime MinisterFebruary 6, 2012 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Cabinet retreat which began on Thursday, February 2 ended yesterday afternoon. The members heard presentations from the Financial Secretary and his team; the Bank of Jamaica Governor as well as a team from the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ). Among the issues examined over the four day period are: the state of the country’s economy, the social challenges and how to chart the way forward. The status of the current International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreement, the prospects for a new agreement, a preliminary examination of the programmes and spending priorities for the fiscal year beginning April 2012, growth strategies and job creation were also examined. Yesterday the Cabinet looked at the priority programmes for each ministry for the remainder of the financial year, and the National Strategic Priorities for 2012/2013 and succeeding years. The Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP), which will be presented to Parliament later this month, was also discussed. On Wednesday, February 8, Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. Peter Phillips, will brief members of the media on the state of Jamaica’s economy and plans for the remainder of the financial year. The briefing will be held in the press room at Jamaica House at 10:00 am. The briefing will be carried live on PBCJ. Advertisements
What Ryan Preece accomplished last year at New Hampshire Motor Speedway helped propel him to unqualified success in a limited run in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.Preece didn’t win last year’s race, but his second-place finish opened eyes throughout the sport. And on his very next run, the modified ace won from the pole at Iowa to score his first series victory in his second trip in a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.The victory was the payoff from an enormous gamble. Backed by a group of investors, Preece opted for a few races in top-of-the-line JGR equipment versus a full Xfinity schedule in lesser-quality machinery. In four 2017 races with Gibbs, Preece finished second, first, fourth and fifth.Back in April, Preece scored his second victory, this time in a Dash 4 Cash race at Bristol. In eight Xfinity starts in the past two seasons, he has posted top 10s in all but one. The exception came in his last outing, in July at Daytona, where an overheating issue knocked him out of the race after 51 of 105 laps.MORE: Ryan Preece’s career statsNow Preece returns to New Hampshire for Saturday’s Lakes Region 200 (4 p.m. ET, NBCSN/NBC Sports App, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Originally, the race wasn’t on Preece’s schedule with JGR.“A lot of the people that supported me last year to do those two races (New Hampshire and Iowa), they wanted to get involved and do it again,” Preece said on Friday at NHMS. “And so we put it together so we can come back and race here in New Hampshire in front of all their friends and family and my friends and family.“It was a really big deal last year, so we ended up putting it together, and hopefully we can do one spot better.”Though it hasn’t happened yet, Preece hopes continued success will lead to sponsorship money and a full-time stint in NASCAR racing.“Of course I do (want a full-time ride), but I think what needs to be said is sponsors need to come to the team and say we need Ryan Preece or something like that,” Preece said. “So I’m just going to keep doing my job, and that’s trying to win races, and hopefully the sponsors will come.”
Physician arrested at Trump hotel in DC with 2 guns Published: May 31, 2017 10:56 AM EDT Updated: May 31, 2017 12:03 PM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) A Pennsylvania physician who was behaving suspiciously and had made threatening remarks was arrested Wednesday at the Trump International Hotel in Washington after police found an assault-style rifle and handgun in his car, authorities said.Bryan Moles of Edinboro, Pennsylvania, was taken into custody at the downtown hotel, where he was staying as a guest, police said. At a news conference, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham said his department, as well as the Secret Service, received information from the Pennsylvania State Police at about 12:30 a.m. that a tipster had reported that Moles was traveling to the Trump Hotel in Washington, armed with weapons and ammunition.Moles, 43, checked into the hotel about 30 minutes later, Newsham said. Authorities worked with hotel security to locate Moles’ car, and later, Moles himself inside the hotel.“I was very concerned about this circumstance,” Newsham said, “and I believe the officers and our federal partners, and in particular the tipster, averted a potential disaster here in our nation’s capital.”A police report said authorities saw a firearm “in plain view” in Moles’ vehicle and found another inside the glove compartment. Police seized a Glock 23 pistol, a Bushmaster assault-style rifle and 90 rounds of ammunition.Newsham declined to comment on what may have motivated Moles, but Michael Ball, deputy special agent at Secret Service’s Washington field office, said agents interviewed Moles and determined he “posed no threat to any Secret Service protectees.”The police chief said Moles is being interviewed, and is cooperating with authorities. Newsham added that the department does not presently have enough evidence to charge Moles with making threats, although a department spokesman earlier indicated that was part of the tip to Pennsylvania authorities.Moles is a physician who practices emergency medicine at a hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania. He is being charged with carrying a pistol without a license and having unregistered ammunition.Hotel spokeswoman Patricia Tang said in a statement that “authorities arrested a guest who was behaving suspiciously,” but referred further questions to authorities.FBI spokeswoman Minique Crump said the agency initially responded, but referred further questions to the local police, who are taking the lead on the investigation.Edinboro is about 100 miles north of Pittsburgh. Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Author: Associated Press SHARE
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