Taste of Jamaica Carnival at Wynwood Yard

first_imgMiami’s Wynwood Yard was recently transformed into a big carnival party, as the Jamaica Tourist Board and Caribbean Airlines, teamed up to give fans a preview of the 2018 Jamaica carnival.  Carnival performers, stilt walkers and the food of the Caribbean added to the ambience as Jamaica’s own DJ Marvelous and Papa Keith of 103.5 ‘The Beat’ brought the carnival vibes and kept the crowd swaying their hips. The event was part of a larger initiative to promote travel to Jamaica in March and April during the destination’s carnival season. The partnership with Caribbean Airlines also includes hosting travel influencers to experience the unique festival offerings, behind the scenes access as well as a contest that invites their followers to win a trip to Jamaica to experience carnival. For more information about carnival in Jamaica, visit carnivalinjamaica.comlast_img read more

Chelsea banned from signing new players for next two transfer windows

first_imgThe move follows a FIFA probe into Chelsea’s signing of foreign under-18 players, including the club’s former forward Bertrand Traore, a Burkina Faso international who now plays for French Ligue 1 club Lyon.Traore signed professional forms for Chelsea in 2013 at the age of 18 but was not registered until January the following year.French website Mediapart, quoting documents from Football Leaks, reported that FIFA found evidence that Chelsea had supplied misleading information about Traore’s signing and that he had made more than 20 appearances for the club at different age levels despite not being registered by the Football Association (FA).FIFA said Friday it was also fining the Football Association 510,000 Swiss francs for breaking the rules on signing minors.The world governing body gave the FA a period of six months to update its processes concerning international transfers and the registration of minors.The FA responded on Twitter, saying: “The FA notes the decision of the FIFA disciplinary committee published today. The FA has cooperated fully with FIFA’s investigations, although we have raised some concerns with FIFA regarding its disciplinary processes.“The FA intends to appeal the decision. We will however continue to work with FIFA and Chelsea in a constructive manner to address the issues which are raised by this case.”Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Chelsea manager SarriLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Premier League club Chelsea have been banned from signing new players in the next two transfer windows as punishment for breaking rules on registering under-age players, FIFA said on Friday.It means the club — who immediately said they would appeal the decision — will be unable to make signings until the end of January next year.“The disciplinary committee sanctioned Chelsea with a ban on registering new players at both national and international level for the next two complete and consecutive registration periods,” FIFA said in a statement.In addition, Chelsea were fined 600,000 Swiss francs ($600,000, 530,000 euros) and given a period of 90 days to regularise the situation of the minor players concerned.The ban does not prevent players being released by the club and it does not apply to Chelsea’s women’s and futsal teams.Chelsea have been given three days to appeal against FIFA’s decision, which could prove highly damaging, for example preventing the club from signing a replacement for Eden Hazard if the star player leaves the club.“Chelsea FC categorically refutes the findings of the FIFA disciplinary committee and will therefore be appealing the decision,” said a statement on the club’s website.“Initially, Chelsea FC was charged… in relation to 92 players,” it added. “We welcome the fact that FIFA has accepted that there was no breach in relation to 63 of these players, but the club is extremely disappointed that FIFA has not accepted the club’s submissions in relation to the remaining 29 players.”last_img read more


first_imgJoe Brolly has said he is still in awe of Jim McGuinness despite Donegal being mauled by Mayo in the All-Ireland quarter final.The former Derry star said coaches around the country including Kerry boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice are now copying the Glenties man’s approach.He says he admits that Donegal football was often ugly but the whole point was always to win. “As I pointed out repeatedly during the McGuinness experiment, there is no contradiction between admiring his extraordinary achievements yet decrying the ugliness of their football.“Turning a stag party into All-Ireland champions in the space of two years is the most remarkable phenomenon I have witnessed,” said Brolly.He added that sometimes in football people are cock of the walk, the next a feather duster.But the RTE pundit, writing in his Mail on Sunday column adds “McGuinness will never be a feather duster…”  McGUINNESS TURNED A STAG PARTY INTO ALL-IRELAND CHAMPS – BROLLY was last modified: August 12th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:donegalJim McGuinnessJOE BROLLYlast_img read more

Incentive scheme focuses

first_imgAbout 60 percent of the trade and industry department’s budget will be spent on incentive schemes to stimulate economic growth, according to documents tabled by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan with his budget on Wednesday.The industrial development incentives would support investment, competitiveness, employment creation and equity.The manufacturing sector would gain the most, receiving R3.5-billion of the total R5.4-billion set aside for incentive administration for 2012/2013.This would be good news for qualifying local automotive manufacturers, as well as companies expanding production facilities and small-to-medium enterprises starting or expanding manufacturing operations.The budget sets aside about R9-billion for trade and industry for the 2012/13 financial year.This was up from R6.8-billion this year.According to the 2012 Estimates of National Expenditure, R1.3-billion has been set aside for developing infrastructure to increase the export of value-added commodities.This money would be pumped into South Africa’s largest industrial development zone (IDZ) — Coega, near Port Elizabeth — as well as the IDZs in East London and Richard’s Bay.A total of R150-million had been allocated up till 2015 to upgrade the National Metrology Institute of SA.last_img read more

Young Ag Professionals on Town Hall Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentOn the latest Town Hall Ohio, meet some of the members who are part of Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Ag Professionals. Ty Higgins will introduce you to the best and brightest that Ohio agriculture has to offer.  Leave a Commentlast_img

Teng raring to follow dad’s footsteps in PBA, hopes to team up with brother

first_imgAdamson thwarts UST, strengthens hold on third seed Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I hope they’ll be impressed with my fitness,” he said, after wrapping up his run in the 2017 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine. “I’m taking my time with my conditioning and trying to learn everything I can. But I believe that I’m prepared physically and mentally. I worked hard preparing for this.”As for his brother, Jeron is optimistic that Jeric, who is currently a free agent after ending his contract with Kia, will find a new squad just in time for the 43rd season.He has one wish, though.“I hope we can be teammates,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Coming off a triumphant run in La Salle, the younger Teng is expected to figure among the top players selected in the annual rookie proceedings.But his place on the draft board is the least of the 23-year-old’s concerns as his application for the pros  already allows him to realize his childhood dream of continuing his dad Alvin’s legacy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“For me, it doesn’t matter when I’ll be picked. Ever since I started basketball, it’s always my dream to follow my father’s footsteps so I’m just really excited to enter the league. Any team will do as long as I’ll be given a chance to play in the PBA,” he said.Teng is also hopeful that the scouts and coaches will take notice of his improved conditioning, noting that after graduating from his business management course, he really tried his earnest to be in his tip-top shape as he begins a new chapter in his basketball career. Jeron Teng. PBA IMAGESJeron Teng isn’t ruling out the possibility of teaming up or playing against brother Jeric as he enters the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.“If it happens that we’re opponents or teammates, we’re just up for it. If ever that happens, It’s going to be another blessing for us,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101center_img Read Next LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

London Olympics: India could surprise Holland in first Olympic hockey match, says coach Michael Nobbs

first_imgStanding at the River Bank arena and gazing into the cloudy London sky, the two stalwarts of Indian hockey Sandeep Singh and Ignace Tirkey soaked in the atmosphere on Sunday.These two men are sole survivors from the 2004 Athens Olympics and are again in focus because of their fitness as India begin their league campaign against former champions Holland.From Athens to London it has been one hell of a roller-coaster ride for Indian hockey. Having finished eighth in Athens, the team did not even qualify for the Beijing Olympics.Understandably, there was an outcry at home as our national sport had gone to the dogs. It was a harsh truth which was hard to digest and making it back to the Olympic fold earlier this year by winning the qualifier in New Delhi has come as a whiff of fresh air.However, one shouldn’t get fooled that this team is going to finish in the medal bracket as equations in global hockey have changed so drastically.Holland, India’s first opponent, were champions in Athens 1996 and Sydney 2000, but have lost some amount of grip after that.But if one is to hear coach Michael Nobbs ‘ words, then there is a statement in it. “Once these boys step on to the turf on Monday, there can be no denying they become Olympians. And that is a huge tag which you can’t take away,” said the Australian who has played at the highest level.India are currently ranked 10th in the world by the FIH and are placed with potent Germany, New Zealand, Korea and Belgium.In the other pool, neighbours Pakistan are placed with Britain, South Africa, Australia and Spain.On the eve of the big match, captain Bharat Chetr i was relaxed. “We want to produce a good display and are eager to show that the London connection with Indian hockey is not just symbolic,” said Chetri.The overall mood and sense is that world champions Australia and Olympic champions Germany will again be hot contenders for the title.As regards Pakistan, their hockey has been in turmoil after they won gold in the Guangzhou Asian Games and qualified for the London Olympics.Frequent change in the officialdom of the Pakistan Hockey Federation and treating players shabbily has been their bane. And when some of their players came to India recently for the cash-rich World Hockey League, it led to a bigger uproar.How well the Asian champions can take these upheavals in their stride remains to be seen.Back to India, not having played Holland recently could be a boon says Nobbs. “We could surprise them with our play as we have had a change in the team with a lot of youngsters turning out in this particular Olympics,” said Nobbs.While nobody is expecting miracles from the Indian hockey team, they have worked hard on their fitness. After the highs and lows of battles between two federations in India, matters have settled.Common perception is that the Indian Hockey Federation ruined the sport and in the four years after failing to make it to Beijing, there is now more exposure and inputs for the Indian team.Even though Hockey India, which now runs the sport has its share of detractors at home, the good thing is we are at least there at the London Olympics.advertisementlast_img read more

Local Sporting Champions Grant

first_img27 January 2011 Apply now for a Local Sporting Champions Grant Do you know a Local Sporting Champion?Are you, or do you know, a dedicated young athlete, coach or official participating in a state or national sporting championships? Are you aged 12-18 years old travelling further than 250km return for a state or national championships?If yes, then you or your team could be eligible for a Local Sporting Champions grant to help meet costs such as uniforms, travel, accommodation and equipment.Grants of $500 per individual and $3,000 per team are available for young people participating in a nominated National Sporting Organisation-endorsed state or national sporting championships or a School Sport Australia national championship.This program is an Australian Government initiative managed by the Australian Sports Commission and supports 7,000 young people each year.The grants are designed to help athletes, coaches and officials achieve their sporting goals and are distributed across all 150 federal electorates of the national parliament.Applications are open, so apply now!Applications must be submitted prior to the commencement of the nominated championships.For further information, including application forms and eligibility criteria, go to: http://www.ausport.gov.au/championslast_img read more

10 months agoBarcelona coach Valverde confirms Munir leaving

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona coach Valverde confirms Munir leavingby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has confirmed Munir El Haddadi is leaving.The 54-year-old tactician has clarified that both the Blaugrana and the Spanish-Moroccan have decided to part ways.”Munir has made a decision and the club has also taken it,” he told a press conference on Wednesday.”We want a solution as soon as possible, if possible during this market.”I have nothing against Munir, as he has played and trained well and I don’t have much more to say about it.” last_img