Standpipe plays basketball again

first_imgMembers of the Standpipe community in Liguanea will be staging a 3-on-3 knockout basketball tournament entitled Standpipe Hoop Dreams Basketball Tournament at the Church of St Margaret community playground in the community this Sunday, April 3, from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.The competition is open to community teams, corporate teams and universities. Team members must be males aged 16 years and over.Former national player, Althea Byfield and coach, Nicholas Locke, are part of the organising committee.Standpipe resident, and tournament organiser, Lorna Livingstone, told The Gleaner that the idea behind the event was to reawaken interest in the local courts, which were built in 2003.”The sport of basketball is dying in the area. The space is now mainly used to play scrimmage and futsal or host all-night parties,” Livingstone said.”It’s got great flooring and good hoops and because of bad management and people not knowing how to take care of it, how to use it and people just not being able to get on, no organised sport gets played there,” she added.Local area business, Super Valu, recently repainted the court lines for the tournament, Livingstone said.HOME COURTShe noted that the Jamaica Amateur Basketball Association had intended for the court to be used as a home court for local league play when it was first built, but over time the original plan had been eroded.”The idea is to have an event to remind people that basketball can be played here. The tournament is for 12 teams and it is open so if you are over 16 anyone can play. We have some teams that are registering from the existing Open League which include BOJ, Central Village and in Standpipe, the 39ers and the Liguanea Lions,” Livingstone said.”Support from local businesses and sponsors has been excellent so we are really looking forward to an excellent day of basketball, fun, entertainment, prizes and surprises,” she added.Students of the University of Technology’s Faculty of Science & Sport will also be conducting research on the tournament to help make improvements for future projects.”We have learnt a lot from organising this event and we intend to use this knowledge to make subsequent events even better,” Livingstone said.Sponsors for the tournament include INSIGHT Marketing Strategies Ltd, Emkay Sports & Trophies, Liguanea Liquors & Beverage, Hi-Lyte, Livingstone’s Natural Juice, Super Valu, Sign Craft Ltd, KLAS ESPN, Yardie Sports and JayBones Designs.last_img read more

Yoko Ono And Bono Help Amnesty International Honor John Lennon

first_imgA tapestry in honor of John Lennon was unveiled in the presence of Yoko Ono and Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty at a ceremony on Ellis Island.The tapestry was unveiled by U2’s Bono and The Edge, who along with music business impresario Jimmy Iovine, have donated the tapestry to The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation for display at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. The tapestry will remain on display on Ellis island until August 14th and will be permanently displayed in 2016.The tapestry was commissioned by Art for Amnesty founder Bill Shipsey as a thank you to Yoko Ono for giving Amnesty International the rights to record cover versions of John Lennon’s post-Beatles songs in 2004.“For many years, Ellis Island has stood as a symbol of the United States’ compassion to those who came to its shores,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International. “It is our hope that this beautiful tapestry hanging in this meaningful space will serve as a reminder to extend John Lennon’s message of peace and love to all of those who leave their homes in search of a better life.”The presentation included remarks by Yoko Ono, Bono and Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.Yoko Ono said, “This is a happy day for our family, for our John to be honored by the city he so loved. John said IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE LIVING LIFE IN PEACE. John knew how urgent it was, and he knew also that what we believe in becomes reality. So let’s Think Peace, Act Peace, Spread Peace, Imagine Peace. And together we will make it. Thank you. I love you!”last_img read more

Vicente García Wins Best SingerSongwriter Album Latin GRAMMY

first_img Natalia LafourcadePhoto: Michael Tran/FilmMagic Vicente García Best New Artist | Acceptance Speech Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights More 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY Email Juanes Wins Best Pop/Rock Album Latin GRAMMY Luis FonsiPhoto: Davide Becker/WireImage.com Rubén Blades Album Of The Year | Acceptance Speech The other nominees in the Best Singer-Songwriter Album category were Satiago Cruz’ Trenes, Aviones Y Viajes Interplanetarios, Alex Cuba’s Lo Único Constante, Erika Ender’s Tatuajes, and Debi Nova’s Gran Ciudad. 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Watch Eduardo Cabra Accept Producer Of The Year Rubén Blades Wins Best Salsa Album Latin GRAMMY Natalia Lafourcade Best Folk Album | Acceptance Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images Erika EnderPhoto: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights Latin Greats Receive Their Special Awards Photo: John Shearer/WireImage.com Natalia Lafourcade Wins Folk Album Latin GRAMMY Alejandro SanzPhoto: JB Lacroix/WireImage.com Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images MalumaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images See The Full List Of 2017 Latin GRAMMY Winners Juanes Wins Best Pop/Rock Album Latin GRAMMY See Stars On The 18th Latin GRAMMYs Red Carpet Rubén Blades Album Of The Year | Acceptance Speech What’s Your Favorite Latin GRAMMY Performance? See The Full List Of 2017 Latin GRAMMY Winners Vicente GarcíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Alejandro SanzPhoto: JB Lacroix/WireImage.com Latin Greats Receive Their Special Awards CncoPhoto: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images Alejandro Sanz’s Indelible Contributions To Music Cnco & More: Latest Latin GRAMMY Performers Luis FonsiPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY Photo: John Shearer/WireImage.com Watch Mon Laferte Win First Career Latin GRAMMY Watch Eduardo Cabra Accept Producer Of The Year ResidentePhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage.com Rubén BladesPhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Rubén Blades Wins Best Salsa Album Latin GRAMMY Alejandro SanzPhoto: JB Lacroix/WireImage.com NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Nov 16, 2017 – 9:03 pm Vicente García | Best Singer-Songwriter Album Latin Greats Receive Their Special Awards Vicente García Wins Best New Artist Latin GRAMMY Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images “I am very happy and excited. I want to dedicate this award to my country, [my] fountain of infinite inspiration, [and] also to Juan Luis Guerra who has been for me a constant inspiration. I don’t know what to say. I am very excited. Thank you to the Academy, Eduardo Cabra, John Blaze [and] Wendell for working [from] the heart. … And … to all the people that helped me make this record. A million thanks.” — Vicente GarcíaFormerly the lead singer of the Dominican alternative rock band Calor Urbano, he left in 2010 to pursue a solo career. He has collaborated with esteemed artists such as Juan Luis Guerra, Alejandro Sanz, Juanes, and Maná. Now that solo career is starting to pay off.García took home his first career Latin GRAMMYs at the 18th Latin GRAMMYs, including for Best Singer-Songwriter Album for A La Mar and Best Tropical Song for “Bachata En Kingston.” He is also up for Album Of The Year and Best New Artist later this evening. [Ed.: García ended up winning Best New Artist, upping his win total to three.] Erika EnderPhoto: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images Latin Academy Honors Women In Entertainment Rubén Blades Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Residente Wins Best Urban Song Natalia Lafourcade Wins Folk Album Latin GRAMMY Eduardo Cabra Wins Latin Producer Of The Year Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlightslast_img read more

CAMPAIGN FINANCE Dave Robertson Raises 8500 Spends 11500 To Date

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Former Miceli Chief of Staff Dave Robertson (D-Tewksbury) was the third of the five Democratic candidates in the 19th Middlesex State Representative race to file his pre-primary (May 7 to August 26) campaign finance report with the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance.DonorsDave Robertson’s campaign has raised $8,440 from 82 donors, with an average (mean) donation of $102.93. Notable Wilmington donors (elected or appointed officials) include School Committee member MJ Byrnes, Housing Authority member Stacie Murphy, and Elderly Services Commissioner John Wallace.SpendingDave Robertson’s campaign has spent $11,444 as of August 26. This amount includes $4,148.70 in campaign expenditures and $10,870.05 in out-of-pocket candidate expenditures for a total expenditure of $15,018.75. Included in the $4,148.70, however, is a repayment to Robertson in the amount of $3,574.95 for out-of-pocket expenditures. As a result, that amount is essentially being counted twice — once as a “campaign expenditure” and once as an “out-of-pocket candidate expenditure.”Major expenditures include:$4,378.83 to the Wilmington/Tewksbury Town Crier for newspaper advertisements$2,327.40 to Wamesit Lanes for Campaign Kick-Off Event$2,256.75 to Connolly Printing for Lawn Signs$573.75 to Connolly Printing for Dear Friend Cards$532 to Connolly Printing for Invites, Envelopes & Campaign Letterhead$476 to Connolly Printing for Palm Cards$600 to USPS for StampsRead It For YourselfDave Robertson’s pre-primary campaign finance report can be read HERE.(NOTE: Wilmington Apple will report on each candidate’s campaign finance report over the next few days.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCAMPAIGN FINANCE: Mark Kratman Raises More Money From Donors Than His 4 Primary Opponents COMBINEDIn “Government”CAMPAIGN FINANCE: Erika Johnson Raises Nearly $3,000, Primarily From Small DonorsIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Tewksbury Republican Committee Attack Robertson Over Wilmington Democratic Committee Chair’s StatementIn “Government”last_img read more

Indulge in king of cheeses this weekend

first_imgSorrento at Shangri La’s – Eros Hotel, presets an exclusive tribute to parmigiano reggiano till September 26. Parmesan cheese is a hard, granular cheese and Parmigiano is the Italian adjective for Parma and Reggiano is for Reggio Emilia province. It has also been called the ‘King of Cheeses’.The festival is a tribute to the legendary cheese that originates from the Parma region of Italy featuring 12, 24 and 36 months aged Parmesan showcased in a menu specially crafted by Italian maestro Chef Luigi Ferraro and Executive Chef Neeraj Tyagi. ‘Parmigiano Reggiano’ offers an exclusive a la carte menu of Italian specialties during lunch and dinner with special emphasis on Parmesan as the core ingredient paired with a selection of Italian wines.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfGuests will be able to savour various Italian flavors such as Culatello from Zibello with aged parmesan cheese served with chili jam and mustard from Cremona city, Risotto from Sibari with stewed duck leg, breast confit, alba truffle pate and gelato of Parmesan stravecchio- 36 months to a homemade fettuccine with forest wild mushrooms and 12 months aged Parmesan cheese sauce. The menu also offers Sous vide and wood fired oven cooked free range chicken, spinach, 24 month aged Parmesan with sauce Saracena Moscato and Sfoglia of vegetables with 12 months aged Parmesan, toy box tomatoes and basil pesto.One may choose to end one’s meal on a sweet note at Sorrento, with a Parmesan cheese cake and Parmesan gelato and spicy chocolate sauce or a Pizzo calabro tartufo.last_img read more

Facebook takes an initiative against discriminative ads on its platform

first_imgYesterday, the team at Facebook announced changes in how the platform manages ads related to housing, employment, and credit on the platform. According to the team at Facebook, “These changes are the result of historic settlement agreements with leading civil rights organizations and ongoing input from civil rights experts.” This announcement comes when the report related to the investigation on Facebook by The New York Times got published. The announcement reads, “One of our top priorities is protecting people from discrimination on Facebook.” One of the US’ top housing civil rights organizations, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA),  the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and other private parties, had filed litigation against Facebook. These parties wanted to have stronger action towards protection against abuse. According to Facebook’s blog post, civil rights leaders and experts who oversee the Facebook civil rights audit have also raised their concerns regarding this issue. Facebook has taken the concerns of civil rights leaders and have started working towards reviewing their ad tool. Facebook’s blog post reads, “We take their concerns seriously and, as part of our civil rights audit, engaged the noted civil rights law firm Relman, Dane & Colfax to review our ads tools and help us understand what more we could do to guard against misuse.” Though Facebook’s policies prohibit advertisers from using their tools to discriminate, the platform has removed targeting ads related to protected classes such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and religion. As there is a history of discrimination in the areas of housing, employment, and credit but according to Facebook, this harmful behavior should not happen through their ads. Facebook has announced certain changes as part of their settlements with the NFHA, ACLU, CWA and other groups to protect people on Facebook. Changes announced by Facebook The ones who want to run housing, employment or credit ads now won’t be allowed to target by age, gender or zip code. The advertisers who are offering housing, employment and credit opportunities will now have a smaller set of targeted categories for using in their campaigns. Multicultural affinity targeting won’t be available for these ads. Any detailed targeting option that describes or appears to be related to protected classes won’t available. Facebook is working on a tool which will help users to search and view all current housing ads in the US that are targeted to different places across the country. Facebook’s blog post reads, “Housing, employment and credit ads are crucial to helping people buy new homes, start great careers, and gain access to credit. They should never be used to exclude or harm people. Getting this right is deeply important to me and all of us at Facebook because inclusivity is a core value for our company.” To know more about this news, check out Facebook’s blog post. Read Next Two top executives leave Facebook soon after the pivot to privacy announcement Facebook tweet explains ‘server config change’ for 14-hour outage on all its platforms Facebook under criminal investigations for data sharing deals: NYT reportlast_img read more

Carnival Corp has its eye on Dubai with new cruise terminal deal

first_img Posted by DUBAI — Carnival Corporation has signed a strategic partnership to develop the Dubai Cruise Terminal, in an effort to grow maritime tourism in the region and transform Dubai into a major regional maritime tourism hub. Set to open in October 2020, the terminal will serve as the main hub for cruise tourism in Dubai and will become Carnival Corporation’s primary hub for its homeporting and transit operations in the region. The cruise company says Dubai is set to become central to Carnival Corporation’s operations in the region.Dubai-based holding company Meraas and Carnival Corporation signed the strategic agreement at a ceremony with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in attendance, who approved the terminal as the main hub for cruise tourism in Dubai. Under the agreement, signed by Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald and His Excellency Abdulla Al Habbai, Group Chairman of Meraas, the deal will see  the companies collaborate across several strategic areas including port development, terminal management and new cruise development opportunities at Dubai Harbour and the broader region.‘Dubai Tourism Vision 2020’ aims to attract 20 million visitors a year to the emirate.“We have a long history in Dubai with our world-leading cruise brands,” says Carnival Corp. CEO Donald. “We are excited to be part of this important venture that will drive new tourism opportunities for Dubai and the region through cruising.”Dubai Harbour will be home to two cruise terminal buildings, spanning a total of 30,000 square metres, joined by a single quay of about one kilometre, capable of accommodating up to three cruise ships concurrently, including Carnival Corporation’s newest and most advanced cruise ships, as well as up to 13,200 passengers at a time. In anticipation of an upsurge in cruises Meraas has planned for the addition of two more terminal buildings that will increase capacity to six cruise ships at the same time. Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Carnival Corporation, Dubaicenter_img Carnival Corp. has its eye on Dubai with new cruise terminal deal Share Tuesday, May 15, 2018 last_img read more