Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. A.J. Nicholson (seated), signing agreements with the Government of China at the Great Hall of the People in the Chinese capital, Beijing, on August 21, while in the (background), Prime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller converses with Premier of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Li Keqiang. Assisting the Minister is Acting Director of the Bilateral Relations Department in the Ministry, Deon Williams and at left (partly hidden) is Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill. RelatedPM Says Athletes Performance in Moscow Beyond Expectations Jamaica and China Sign Four AgreementsJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedPM Welcomes Plans by CHEC to Establish Offices in Jamaica Jamaica and China Sign Four Agreements Office of the Prime MinisterAugust 21, 2013Written by: Andrea Braham Story HighlightsThe Jamaican Government, August 21, signed four agreements with the People’s Republic of China worth millions of dollarsChief among them is an agreement with the China Exim Bank for a preferential loan for MIDPBoth countries signed an agreement with a view to further economic and technical co-operation The Jamaican Government, August 21, signed four agreements with the People’s Republic of China worth millions of dollars, as Prime Minster, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller continues her official trip to that country.Chief among them is an agreement with the China Exim Bank for a preferential loan for the Major Infrastructure Development Project (MIDP).The others are Letters of Agreement on economic and technical co-operation between both governments; Letters of exchange on the construction of infant schools by the Government of China for Jamaica; and Letters of exchange on the feasibility study, ‘Teaching Building of the Confucius Institute’, by the Government of China for Jamaica.The agreements were signed on behalf of the Jamaican Government by Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator the Hon. A.J. Nicholson at the Great Hall of the People in the Chinese capital, Beijing, minutes after a meeting between Mrs. Simpson Miller and her delegation and the President of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Xi Jinping.Under the MIDP, several hundred kilometres of roadway will be rehabilitated; bridges and retaining walls will be constructed or rehabilitated as well as the completion of sub-projects started under the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP). The project is slated to provide employment for thousands of Jamaicans.In the meantime, both countries signed an agreement with a view to further developing friendly relations and economic and technical co-operation between the two countries.Under this agreement, the Chinese government will provide grant aid in the amount of RMBY 100,000,000 or approximately US$16 million. This will be used for projects to be mutually agreed on through consultations between the two countries.“Detailed accounting procedures for the disbursement of funds concerning the implementation of the agreement shall be settled between the Accountant General’s Department of the Ministry of Finance and Planning of Jamaica and the China Development Bank,” the agreement states, adding that it shall remainin force until both governments have fulfilled all their obligations stipulated in the agreement.For another agreement, the Chinese government has agreed to dispatch a technical group to Jamaica for a feasibility study on the project – ‘Teaching Building of the Confucius Institute’ – on the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies. If this is feasible, a specific supplementary agreement will be signed between both governments.“The cost, in the amount of RMBY500,000 for implementation of the mentioned feasibility, shall be disbursed from the grant aid stipulated in the Agreement on Economic Co-operation between the Government of China and the Government of Jamaica signed on February 1, 2005,” the agreement states.“The Government of China shall designate an institution to issue a bill, in quadruplets, to settle accounts through the China Development Bank Corporation and the Accountant General’s Department of the Ministry of Finance and Planning of Jamaica,” it adds.The Prime Minister arrived in the People’s Republic of China on August 20 for a five-day official visit.Mrs. Simpson Miller is accompanied on the trip by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. A.J. Nicholson; Minister of Water, Land, Environment, and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill; Permanent Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister, Onika Miller; Special Envoy and Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Carlton Davis; and members of her security detail.The Prime Minister and her delegation are scheduled to meet with the leadership of important state institutions such as the China Export-Import Bank and the China Development Bank, as well as major firms currently doing business in Jamaica and those with strong investor interest.She is also slated to have discussions on development challenges associated with climate change and global warming and, in particular, those faced by Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in implementing necessary climate adaptation mechanisms and recovering from the significant damage caused by natural disasters.The Prime Minister will participate in discussions regarding the role of the Group of 77 (G7) nations and China in the effective operation of the United Nations (UN) and multilateral systems to ensure that the voice and representation of emerging and developing countries are enhanced in the global political and economic frameworks.A small private sector delegation has also accompanied the Prime Minister to explore trade and investment opportunities with officials and business interests in China. 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HomeOpinionColumnsCurious City – KOBE, LUDWIG, GOLDEN, AX, MUIR Jan. 29, 2020 at 6:00 amColumnsCurious CityEntertainmentEventsFeaturedNewsCurious City – KOBE, LUDWIG, GOLDEN, AX, MUIRCharles Andrews1 year agobeethovenEmanuel AxJane GoldenLA philharmonicMuir IT’S ALMOST OVERThat cherished Muir Woods Mural, an iconic part of the fabric of our city for more than 40 years, could this week get the death sentence, tossed aside for “something new.”Or, almost over, a successful six-year fight to save it, and then the exciting planning for restoring it through repainting, with all the unique teaching opportunities, the beginning of a new era that would speak volumes about what Santa Monica really values — art, the environment, our history, a city run for the benefit of residents, not outside interests. Are we really progressive, inclusive, good world citizens, or is that just lip service for politicians’ resumes, when you look at our record?I’ll get back to it, but first I feel compelled to write what’s in my heart, heavy in my heart.KOBEAs I ruminate and write this on Monday, inevitably it will become less immediate by the time you read it Wednesday. But when we have genuine moments of insight and clarity that touch our hearts and souls, I think it’s important to preserve them, like fossils in amber.Sunday was quite a day for me. Feeling the pressure of an unusual workload, I nonetheless committed to an important family dinner across town for my nephew Joseph, returning on the US Navy aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln from a tense 10 months in an unstable Middle East situation. I had also committed to the LA Philharmonic performance that afternoon, of a Beethoven program, featuring the renowned pianist Emanuel Ax.And then that morning came the hard to believe news that Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and others had perished in a helicopter crash. As anyone might suspect who knows me as a hardcore, decades-long Lakers fan and a sports fan who pays attention only to basketball, it was devastating, as it was for so many others. My Facebook credo has always been, “Music is life, basketball explains it.” No, I won’t try to explain that to you but it makes perfect sense to me.I certainly did not expect all those elements — family, music, basketball, the fleeting preciousness of life — to intersect in the middle of the Piano Concerto #3.MINOR KEYSThe great Beethoven generally avoided them but this program was all minor keys. I wasn’t thinking of that as I sat enthralled through the powerful opening Carolan Overture, nor as the grand piano was wheeled out for the Concerto, and out strode the venerable Ax (thank God his surname didn’t persuade him to take up the electric guitar instead).I remained enthralled through the first movement, then shortly into the second, the Largo (large, broad, slow, stately), Ax struck a single note that struck me deeply, intimately. It was so sad, that note. And then I listened carefully to the slow continuation of the largo and it felt like an elegy, that day, an elegy for Kobe. Such poignancy.(If you think I’m overdoing this sentimentality for an athlete I never met, I won’t offer a long defense but will point out that I am not alone, especially in LA, and even around the globe. In so many ways he was much, much more than simply one of the greatest basketball players ever.)AS I LISTENED NOWWith a new consciousness I heard the music move from the deep aching sadness of loss to build slowly to a more hopeful realization that an extraordinary life reverberates past its corporeal end.And then… I realized this was also singing an elegy to me of my departed son Chris, gone two years now. Both men were intense, focused, hard workers, perfectionists to a fault always seeking better ways, unshakeable in their moral beliefs, in their desire to do more, to do large things for the world at large, and both were prickly at times, full of big smiles and beloved but not always liked or even likable. Our heroes are always flawed.When you lose someone, their essence clarifies and remains, who they really were in their life lived, beyond successes and failures. If the greatest part of their life was positive and perhaps even heroic, that carries forward and inspires those left behind. Overall, was he someone who stuck to his principles and did his best to leave a better world? Yes, they both did.LAST MURAL REMINDERWrite to your School Board (they have the power of yea or nay on that mural so be nice, be persuasive), at [email protected], and show up at the community meetings, Thursday evening at 7 at SMC, Student Services Center, 1900 Pico, for a discussion of public art with the mural’s artist, Jane Golden; moderated by Mike Myers and Phil Brock of our Arts Commission. Then Saturday morning 2/1, 10-noon, there will be a final forum to hear community input, at the mural site at 721 Ocean Park Blvd., and Lincoln. Both are important to attend if you are intent on saving this mural.And ask yourself: who loves this mural, and who could hate it? What is so compelling about disappearing it? Who stands to benefit? Who loses?Speak up now or say your farewells to a remarkable 41-year resident of Ocean Park.Charles Andrews has lived in Santa Monica for 34 years and wouldn’t live anywhere else in the world. Really. Send love and/or rebuke to him at [email protected] :beethovenEmanuel AxJane GoldenLA philharmonicMuirshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentKobe Bryant leaves lasting impact on women’s basketball2 critically injured in Los Angeles high-rise apartment fireYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoColumnsOpinionYour Column HereBring Back Library ServicesGuest Author12 hours agoEntertainmentLifeNoteworthyTales of Two DaughtersCharles Andrews12 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours ago
It was an open contest at a chilly and cloudy Failand for City’s last league game of the 2017/18 Development League, before their Gloucestershire Senior Cup final in the summer.The young Robins took the lead through Tin Plavotic’s header before the Tykes battled to steal a half-time lead through Victor Adeboyejo’s brace.Amir Berkovib added daylight in the second half but City cut the deficit to 3-2 thanks to Saikou Janneh who headed home from close range.That goal might have made the travellers nervous but it was not to be, as Timmy Willard raced through to restore Barnsley’s two -goal cushion at the death.Barnsley enjoyed more possession in the early exchanges but City had the first real sight of goal when, in the fifth minute, Tyreeq Bakinson found himself in space and unleashed a top corner-bound effort which the Barnsley shotstopper Joe Walker grasped out of the air.But he was motionless when Plavotic guided the ball from George Nurse’s corner into the net, despite the best efforts of a defender on the line, to give City a 12th-minute lead.Carey then showed wonderful reflexes to tip away a strong strike from Adeboyejo, before the striker pounced following the resulting corner, with a shot which clipped the upright on its way into the net.Berkovib could have grabbed Barnsley’s second goal but he got his angles all wrong when sent through on goal. However, Adeboyejo ensured the visitors went into the break ahead with a placed shot into the far corner of Carey’s net.Carey then produced another great save to deny Berkovib, after he cut inside, while at the other end City came close to their equaliser in a mad goalmouth scramble. Nurse’s corner caused chaos in the box, with both Harvey Smith and Theo Llewellyn seeing shots blocked before the ball was cleared.Adeboyejo the turned provider as he laid the ball on to Berkovib down the left, who blasted the ball beyond Carey to make it 3-1.Janneh was then in right place at the right time to nod home from Rory Holden’s cross. Barnsley failed to clear their lines and the young Northern Irishman did so well to keep the ball alive at the byline, finding his unmarked teammate for a close-range finish.One more City goal would have confirmed a strong comeback in their final game of the season but it wasn’t to be as substitute Willard broke away one-on-one with Carey, before placing his shot – the last kick of the game – into the corner to seal the 4-2 win.City starting XI: Carey, Ali, Smith, Plavotic, Nurse, Akpobire, Llewellyn, Bakinson, Richards, Holden Janneh. Subs: Turner-Williams, Sainsbury, Harrison, Day, Hinds.
Former Vanderbilt pitcher Carson Fulmer throws out a ceremonial first pitch before the Chicago White Sox’s game against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday. Former Vanderbilt pitcher Carson Fulmer signed with the Chicago White Sox on Friday.Fulmer was the eighth overall pick, and his signing bonus was $3,470,600, according to the White Sox.“I’m thrilled to start my professional career with the White Sox,” Fulmer said in a release, according to MLB.com. “It’s exciting to join an organization with such a great track record of developing pitching. I cannot wait to get started.”Fulmer threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Friday’s game against the Orioles at U.S. Cellular Field.A nice strike from Carson Fulmer. White Sox senior vice president and general manager Rick Hahn said Fulmer will rest a bit before reporting to Arizona, according to the Chicago Tribune. “There is no rush,” Hahn told The Tribune. “He certainly has the talent and the makeup to potentially move quickly, but at this time it’s just get him acclimated to pro ball and adapt accordingly.” Earlier this week, Fulmer was named National Pitcher of the Year after an All-American season.The right-hander matched the Vanderbilt single-season record with 14 wins helping lead the Commodores back to the College World Series championship series for the second straight season.Fulmer’s 167 strikeouts during his junior season are the second-most in Vandy history behind only David Price’s 194 from 2007.Fulmer became just the fourth pitcher in Southeastern Conference history to win the pitching triple crown, leading in wins, ERA and strikeouts.The deadline for major league teams to sign draft picks is July 17.
Jim McIntyre insists he will not stand for the mistakes which saw his first game as Dundee manager end in a 4-0 humiliation.The new Dens Park boss warned the Ladbrokes Premiership basement boys about the threat Livingston posed from set-pieces.But they failed to heed his advice as Gary Holt’s surprise package ran up another impressive 4-0 victory, with the Dark Blues cut apart by four deliveries.Declan Gallagher, Craig Halkett, Steven Lawless and Alan Lithgow were all allowed to net as McIntrye’s men made basic defensive mistakes and the former Ross County boss was blunt as he said his new charges need to do better. “In a nutshell we didn’t defend set-plays,” he said.“We highlighted the Livingston strengths before the game. We showed them what a big threat they are from set-plays and told them we could not give away silly free-kicks because it is one of their major strengths.“But equally, you need to stand up and be counted when it comes to man-to-man defending and we’ve not done that today.“We’ve been punished four times, which is not good enough and we can’t accept that. I won’t accept that. “It wasn’t as if we were done by really good play but it doesn’t matter. It’s the ugly side of the game we need to do better.”.McIntyre has not given up hope of having Billy Dodds join his backroom staff but admits sealing a deal is proving difficult.The former Dens Park striker’s standing among some supporters fell after he objected to the deal to take the club out of administration in 2011.Dodds had been assistant manager to Gordon Chisholm before being sacked by administrators, who later confirmed the pair had voted against a successful Company Voluntary Arrangement.McIntyre said: “It has been well documented that I would like to bring Billy in but that is proving difficult. It is a sensitive subject. We’ll wait on see and I have nothing to tell you at the moment.”Livi move back up to fourth place with their fifth win from nine games.They have scored 12 goals so far, with nine different players finding the net in the league to date.Holt said: “That is something we work on. I would rather get goals from everyone.“It is great if you have a 20-goal striker but those 20-goal strikers cost a hell of a lot of money so you have to share it about it and we are trying to do that.“I’d rather have everyone chipping in with goals than just one guy and end up struggling.”
Drivers who plan on importing a vehicle from the UK, including Northern Ireland, have been issued a stark warning about new regulations that stops them from transferring vehicles into Donegal legally. Under new British law, the seller of an exported vehicle must dispose of the logbook before it is exported to another country and instead issue buyers with a new owner certificate.However, for drivers in Donegal and across the country, revenue will not accept the vehicle registration tax (VRT) without the logbook unless you have a certificate of permanent export, which the DVLA have stopped issuing since January 2019. Speaking to Donegal Daily, Councillor Paul Canning said: “The situation at the minute is if you went across to England and bought a vehicle, the seller can get away with just giving you a new owner certificate, scrapping the logbook.“There is now a law in the UK that any vehicle going for export, sellers must dispose of the logbook,” he added.“But if you go to the DVLA in the UK with no logbook or a V5C form, they will not issue a certificate of permanent export, so I urge potential buyers to make sure they have that documentation in their hand when they leave or you are not getting VRT.”The Inishowen Councillor said that people have already been in touch with him about the issue, which is leaving them having to pay more high costs on the vehicle. “There have been a few people in my area that have contacted me on this issue, not a whole lot, but it is a lot of money for a few people.”“For instance, there was a woman who has contacted me recently who employed a company to lift a vehicle in the UK and they brought it back here with a new owner certificate.“The VRT on it was €3000, but because the vehicle is now in this country, she can’t get it back again.“And this is a big concern around border areas and areas close to the border, including Carrigans, Killea, Newton, Bridgend and Muff.“The problem is people buy the car and the sellers say they will send you on the logbook but they instead send you a new owner certificate when people have bought and paid for the car. “So people need to be aware of this and take caution when importing cars across the border.”Warning issued to Donegal drivers over new regulations on UK car imports was last modified: February 28th, 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:car taxDonegal carsImported carsVRT
Photos: Christina Harrison Share This!The All-Star Movies Resort food court is true to its theme with this cupcake designed with Fantasia’s Sorcerer Mickey colors. Priced at $5.99, this is a solid slab of moist chocolate cake topped with a substantial dome of fluffy chocolate mousse and chocolate disk “ears.”The volume of mousse is about equal to the volume of cake, so you can take bites in an even mix, if that’s what you’re into, or if you prefer having the mousse and cake separate, that’s possible too. The entire item is big enough to share.
Brand South Africa and MAN Truck and Bus, joint drivers of the initiative, have scheduled People’s Bus stops across all nine provinces and their smallest cities and towns, including Dullstroom in Mpumalanga, Upington in the Northern Cape, Bhisho in the Eastern Cape, and Ulundi in KwaZulu-Natal. “Taking the People’s Bus into the country areas and smaller towns and cities will enable us to spread the World Cup experience to as many South Africans as possible,” said Brand South Africa Acting CEO Paul Bannister. SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material 23 February 2010 The People’s Bus – an initiative to build public enthusiasm ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup – made the first stop on its nationwide tour at Reagile Primary School in Tembisa, north of Johannesburg on Friday. The customised bus – a mobile hub of football trivia and fan gear that will be visiting more than 50 locations across the country between now and the World Cup kickoff on 11 June – was met with huge enthusiasm by the kids at Reagile. Click arrow to play slideshowVideo: World Cup People’s Bus (1)
National University recovered from a dismal second set to beat University of the East, 25-15, 18-25, 25-23, 25-19, and stay undefeated in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT “My players’ captain responded on the dot on what the situation needed and the team will go with the captain,” Castillo said, referring to Jaja Santiago.When NU committed four straight errors that allowed UE to trim the deficit to six in the fourth set, 23-17, it was Santiago who stopped the Lady Warriors’ fun with a well-placed kill that put the Lady Bulldogs on match point, 24-17.Santiago led the Lady Bulldogs’ charge with 23 points while Roselyn Doria added 12 points.Shaya Adorador and May Ann Mendrez led UE with 11 points apiece.In the other match, Ateneo notched its first win after taking down University of Santo Tomas, 16-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-23.ADVERTISEMENT PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid The Lady Eagles tied the Tigresses at 1-2.UST suffered a double whammy when it lost libero Rica Rivera to a right knee injury in the first set. Assistant coach Mark Alfafara said the initial assessment was a torn meniscus. —BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NETSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto Last-ditch stand by PBA underdogs Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims The Lady Bulldogs streaked to their third straight win while the Lady Warriors are at the bottom with a 0-3 card.After going back and forth against the Lady Warriors and trailing, 10-11, midway through the fourth set, the Lady Bulldogs went on a 13-2 run to take a 23-13 lead, with Aiko Urdas finishing it off with a through-the-block kill.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingNU head coach Babes Castillo said they had a good win, but after seeing his team falter in the second set he knew his players could do better.“The win earlier was a good win, but it was not a good performance,” said Castillo in Filipino. “I told them to forget about the second set and let’s move on, it’s already marked on the card.” Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives View comments
zoom Singapore-based dry bulk owner Berge Bulk took delivery of the Berge Shari, its fifth Handysize newbuilding, from Hakodate Shipyard in Namura, Japan, on September 16, 2016.The Berge Shari is the latest of six 34,000 dwt vessels in Berge Bulk’s diversification into the Handysize market.According to the company, the Berge Shari differentiates itself from its four sister ships, namely the Berge Hakodate, the Berge Daisetsu, the Berge Asahidake and the Berge Annupuri, by the installation of a PBCF (Propeller Boss Cap Fin), which is said to improve propeller efficiency. The dry bulker shares this upgrade with the sixth ship, the Berge Rishiri, which is expected to be delivered in early 2017.The Berge Shari is named after Mount Shari, a Japanese stratovolcano from the Quaternary period, which is located at Hokkaido’s Shiretoko Peninsula.In March 2014, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and Berge Bulk signed buyer’s credit agreements for funding the purchase of the six new bulk carriers.