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Cuba to Share Expertise in Animation, Art and Craft

first_imgRelatedJCDC to Unveil Slate of Activities for 50th Anniversary FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Governments of Jamaica and Cuba have inked an agreement, which will see Cuban specialists in movie animation and high quality art and craft coming to the island to impart their knowledge to local youths.The ‘Youth and Cultural Exchange’ agreement will be implemented as a pilot before the end of this year.Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, who provided details during her contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 18, said the project is aimed at “training young people to be economically empowered”.Ms. Hanna informed that the Youth Information Centres (YICs), located across the island, will be used as the hub for this and other economic empowerment activities.In the meantime, Minister Hanna informed that between March to May, this year, the National Centre for Youth Development (NCYD), through the YICs, referred a total of 4,014 at risk young people to the Learning for Life programme in collaboration with Bars to Go Training Institute.The training is geared towards skills development, qualification and employment opportunities in the local and international hospitality industry.“It is expected that we will begin a new partnership in July 2013 with 6,000 participants between July 2013 and June 2014,” Ms. Hanna informed.Contact: Athaliah Reynolds-Baker RelatedCrime Prevention Strategy to Focus on At-Risk Youth RelatedJamaican Culture on display as JCDC Performing Arts Finals get underwaycenter_img Cuba to Share Expertise in Animation, Art and Craft CultureJune 20, 2013Written by: Athaliah Reynolds-Baker Advertisementslast_img read more

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Expert: Too Early to Tell When Virus Will Peak

first_imgDr. David Heymann said the spike in China’s caseload in recent days was partly attributable to the fact that Chinese officials expanded their search to include milder cases, not only people with pneumonia. Heymann declined to predict whether the virus would ultimately cause a pandemic, or worldwide outbreak. According to WHO, a pandemic requires sustained transmission of a disease in at least two world regions. “What we will see is the clearer natural history of the disease,” he said. “That will occur because all the contacts of people who have come into contact into these countries (where the virus has been exported) are being traced and watched very closely.” Related: UN Agency Declares Global Emergency over Coronavirus SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, is an illness from the same virus family as the current outbreak. Heymann said as the new virus starts to spread beyond China, scientists will gain a much better understanding of the disease.center_img A doctor who led the World Health Organization’s response to the 2002-03 SARS outbreak said it’s too early to tell when the new coronavirus will peak, but that it appears the disease is still on the increase. Related: CDC Confirms Person-to-Person Spread of New Coronavirus in the U.S. People wear protective face masks in a bus in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. Hong Kong on Tuesday reported its first death from a new virus, a man who had traveled from the mainland city of Wuhan that has been the epicenter of the outbreak. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) last_img read more

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AFC Cleveland To Host 2017 Hank Steinbrecher Cup This Weekend

first_img Vince McKee The news is out, and it great!!!! Cleveland has been selected as the host city for the 2017 Hank Steinbrecher Cup to take place this weekend!See the below press release courtesy of the AFC Cleveland Royals for more information on the Big Event!  You can also visit them personally at www.AFCCleveland.com Related Topics2017AFC Cleveland RoyalsMike SesarMikey Derezic AFC Cleveland has been awarded the privilege to host the 2017 Hank Steinbrecher U.S. Soccer National Championship, taking place in June 3 & 4thThis year’s tournament will feature AFC Cleveland (NPSL Champion), Michigan Bucks (PDL Champion), Christos FC (USASA Open Cup and Amateur Cup Champion) and FC United (formerly associated with Chicago Fire PDL, Steinbrecher Cup holders). The tournament is held by the USASA to crown the best amateur soccer team in America. “The USASA is delighted to confirm that AFC Cleveland will be hosting the 2017 Steinbrecher Cup,” said USASA Executive Director Duncan Riddle, “the fantastic job the club did last season when staging the NPSL Final made them the natural choice.”Each of the four teams were able to submit a bid to the USASA to host the tournament, and the AFC Cleveland bid “showed their enthusiasm to promote amateur soccer, and the strong fan base means we will witness another successful competition. We’re excited to be coming to an area with such a strong soccer culture,” said Riddle.The tournament will be held at Independence High School, with the two semifinal matches taking place on Friday, June 2, and the 3rd Place Game and Final taking place this Friday an on Saturday, June 3..“We’re thrilled to host this tournament for our fans,” said AFC Cleveland President/CEO Terry Lawriw, “we worked very hard on putting together a competitive bid so that we can bring another chance to win silverware to our fans at home.”To secure your place in the stands for all the Steinbrecher Cup action, as well as every AFC Cleveland home match, purchase season tickets by going to https://www.afccleveland.com/tickets/The namesake of the tournament, Hank Steinbrecher, served as US Soccer’s General Secretary from 1990 through 2000. Hank took a lead role through direct day-to-day involvement in marketing the sport of soccer to potential sponsors, helping U.S. Soccer’s corporate family grow throughout the 1990’s. Part of his success in this area translated into strong funding of soccer’s national teams at all levels. By the end of the 1990’s, the U.S. Women had won two Women’s World Cup crowns and had built a record unrivaled in sport. The U.S. Men during that period appeared in three World Cups, won a Gold Cup and finished third at two Confederation Cups.Game schedule  6/2/17 – 6:30pm FC United vs Michigan Bucks 6/2/17 – 8:30pm AFC Cleveland vs Christos FC 6/3/17 – 5:00pm 3rd place game 6/3/17 – 7:00pm Championship game For media inquires please contact Sam Seibert  [email protected] / 440.499.4225center_img This AFC Cleveland Royals update is brought to you by our fine sponsors at BA Sweetie and Frontline soccer shop.  You can visit them on line at the links below.http://www.sweetiescandy.com/ & http://www.frontlinesoccer.com/ AFC Cleveland to Play in the 2017 Steinbrecher Cuplast_img read more

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BCB/Skyy Vodka T/20 semifinals action on tomorrow

first_imgTHE Berbice Cricket Board (BCB)-sponsored Skyy Vodka T20 semifinals will be played tomorrow at the No.69 ground. Upper Corentyne will do battle with Albion Community Centre Cricket Club from 09.30hrs, while Skeldon Cricket Club will clash with Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets from 13.30hrs.Over the last decade, Albion and Rose Hall Town have dominated Berbice cricket. However, they would have to be at their best tomorrow to get past the two home teams.Albion will be led by West Indies ‘A’ player Gudakesh Motie and would be supported by Jonathan Foo, Kandasammy Surujnarine, Ritesh Umroa, Kevin Umrao, Gourav Ramesh and Antonio February.Gudakesh MotieThe Upper Corentyne team does not possess any cricketing stars, but the players are known to play as a collective unit under the inspirational leadership of the level-headed Lakeram Latchman. He is expected to receive good support from Rishi Persaud, Munesh Lallu, Devin Baldeo, Naeem Yacoob and Devendra Budhoo.Skeldon are well known in Berbice for their reputation of surprising major teams but they will have to be at their best if they will have any chance against a rampant Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets, which recently defeated Albion Community Centre to win the BCB Patron’s Fund 10/10 title.A youthful Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets would be led by Shawn Pereira and he will be supported by Eon Hooper, Kevin Sinclair, Junior Sinclair, Kevlon Anderson, Jason Sinclair, Keon Sinclair, Sylus Tyndall, Jonathan Rampersaud, Andy Naidu and Vidal Crandon.Meanwhile, the board’s president, Hilbert Foster, is urging cricket fans in the Upper Corentyne area to come out and support the games, since it is the first time in Berbice cricket, that two teams from the Sub-association were able to reach the BCB semifinals stage.The tournament is being sponsored by Ansa McAl (Guy) Ltd under the Skyy Vodka Brand.last_img read more

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Ravens defensive tackle Pierce “day-to-day” with ankle injury

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — Little went wrong in the Ravens’ blowout win over Cincinnati, but an ankle injury to defensive tackle Michael Pierce could loom large with AFC South-leading Houston coming to town Sunday.The run-stopping lineman hurt his right ankle on the first defensive play against the Bengals and tried to return on the following drive before exiting the game for good after only two more snaps. Sunday’s X-ray was negative, but Pierce could miss some time, which would be significant for a run defense currently ranking eighth in yards per game allowed but only 18th in yards per carry surrendered.“I would say he’s day-to-day right now. Nothing serious,” head coach John Harbaugh said. “It won’t be a long-term injury, which is good news based on the MRI today. There’s a chance he’ll play on Sunday. We’ll just have to see how he does.”With Pierce missing all but three defensive snaps on Sunday, the Ravens struggled to stop the Cincinnati run game, allowing 102 yards and 5.7 yards per carry in the first half before settling in to give up just 55 yards on 22 carries over the final two quarters. Baltimore allowed a season-worst 6.7 yards per carry in the Week 4 loss to Cleveland in which Brandon Williams sat out with a knee injury, making it clear the run defense isn’t the same without the two hulking defensive tackles in the middle.With Pierce out, Williams made a season-high seven tackles and played 59 defensive snaps, the fifth-highest total of his career. Second-year defensive lineman Zach Sieler played a career-high 24 defensive snaps while third-year defensive end Chris Wormley picked up a sack and played 47 defensive snaps, the second-highest total of his career.“Zach fought in there and got better as the game went on. He played well in the second half,” Harbaugh said. “‘Worm’ fought through there and had a lot of good plays. And like anything, probably plays he’d want to have back too and improve upon.“But Brandon was a force. Brandon kind of took it upon himself to get that run stopped, especially in the second half. He played a lot of plays, played super hard, very physical in there. We needed him to, and he did a great job with it.”Fullback and defensive lineman Patrick Ricard was impressive in just 12 defensive snaps with a strip-sack and three other tackles, but his role on offense will make it challenging to manage his workload if Pierce can’t play against the Texans in Week 11.Harbaugh confirmed rookie cornerback Iman Marshall could be activated from injured reserve as soon as this week. The fourth-round pick from USC has been sidelined with toe and hamstring injuries since early in the preseason, but he was designated to return from IR on Oct. 28, which triggered a 21-day window in which he can practice and the coaching staff can evaluate him. The Ravens would need to make a decision by early next week whether to active him to the 53-man roster or to leave him on IR for the remainder of the season.Given the depth of the secondary, Marshall’s path to a game-day role would be on special teams, an area that’s taken some significant hits in recent weeks.“We plan on bringing him up,” Harbaugh said. “Whether he’s active or not just kind of depends on how the roster shakes out. He has practiced well. He looks healthy, and hopefully he can contribute to us. … That’s an area that could use some bolstering, personnel-wise, so that’s one option for us.”last_img read more

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Trumps plan to send royal wedding gift

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — While President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump won’t be attending Saturday’s highly-anticipated royal wedding in the United Kingdom, the White House confirms they will be sending a wedding gift instead.“President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will be making a contribution to one of the seven charities the royal couple has designated in lieu of gifts,” White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said in a statement.The White House did not disclose the amount of the donation.American actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry requested wedding guests and well-wishers make donations to charities they care about including the Children’s HIV Association, Crisis – a charity for homeless people, Scotty’s Little Soldiers – a charity for bereaved Armed Forces children, Street Games, the Myna Mahila Foundation, which works to empower women in Mumbai’s urban slums, and the Wilderness Foundation UK, which introduces vulnerable youth to the outdoors.The Trump’s donation will follow in the tradition of American presidents who have sent gifts to Royal couples – in 1947, President Harry Truman sent Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth a glass bowl and President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan also sent a glass bowl to Prince Charles and Diana for their wedding in 1981.The Trumps won’t be alone in their exclusion from one of the most exclusive events in the world this Saturday – Prince Harry requested that no political officials be invited to the wedding.“It has been decided that an official list of political leaders – both UK and international – is not required for Prince Harry’s and Ms. Markle’s wedding. Her Majesty’s Government was consulted on this decision which was taken by the Royal Household,” said Kensington Palace in a statement.Even the Obamas – who have had a friendly relationship with Prince Harry – will not be attending the wedding, although a spokesman noted: “The couples look forward to seeing each other soon.”Trump told Piers Morgan he wasn’t aware of any invitation to the Royal Wedding but said of the couple in an interview, “I want them to be happy. I really want them to be happy.”The White House has not said whether or not the president and first lady plan to watch the wedding ceremony, which will be broadcast live in the early morning hours Saturday.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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