Inaugural CrossIsland Run for Local Government

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, October 11, 2017 – Kingston – The inaugural Cross-Island Run got under way today (October 10) at Jamaica House to launch Local Government and Community Month, observed annually in November.   The run will last until October 29, with more than 200 runners from several youth groups trekking across the island delivering messages from the Governor-General, the Prime Minister, the Minister of Local Government and Community Development, the Leader of the Opposition and the Association of Local Government Authorities of Jamaica (ALGAJ) to the Mayors in the parish capitals.Morant Bay New Testament Church in St. Thomas will be the end of the journey on October 29, at which time the messages will be read at a National Church Service.   Additionally, the messages will also be read at several parish church services as part of the activities being staged by the local authorities throughout the month of November.Among the activities to be staged during the month are the robing of the 2017/18 Youth Mayors and Councillors representing the various parish council divisions, renovation of the Kingsvale Police Station in Hanover, and disaster preparedness town hall meetings in communities across the country.In his remarks at Jamaica House, Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, said activities in November will seek to emphasise the role of the Ministry as well as to foster greater involvement by citizens in activities in their communities.“The significance of what we are doing this year is to emphasise community development a lot more.  The Ministry is not there to only clean drains and provide resources to the municipal corporation. Community involvement, building and participation is a critical component of the Ministry’s agenda,” the Minister said.Mr. McKenzie said the activities will also incorporate national agencies such as the Social Development Commission (SDC) and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) to educate citizens on critical matters that affect them.Representing the Prime Minister, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, congratulated the Ministry for the initiative, which, he noted, will assist in tackling issues at the grass-roots level.“This is a Ministry that is often overlooked by the wider public.    It is a critical ministry that ensures that government programmes reach the community level,” he said.The Month will be observed under the theme ‘Local Governance: the Pathway to Securing Better Communities’.Release: JIS Related Items:last_img read more

Face Up Time Magazine

first_imgMAGSTATSIssue: October 15, 2012 | Vol. 180, No. 16Frequency: 56 Times Per YearCirculation: 3,276,822Launched: 1923Publishing Company: Time Inc.Design Director: D.W. PineEditor: John HueyIn an era of easy access to information, getting the facts straight has never been more important. That is one of the reasons 22-year-old artist Dylan Roscover was contracted by Time to illustrate the difficulties of finding the truth in a sea of information.“Time gave me the copy of which quotes to use,” says Roscover. “It was up to me to determine the hierarchy—which was more important from a visual standpoint. Time gave me a general, top-tier category of quotes that they wanted the most of, and the rest was filler. It was up to me to take it and execute it visually. It’s an interesting challenge for each illustration.” Roscover estimates that the design took a total of 40 hours to complete. Time copy editors proofread each piece of type in the illustration.“The copy desk gave me little changes to the copy to make sure it was ready to be printed on the cover,” he says. “They gave me capitalization changes or commas, and I was responsible for executing all of those. It was an incredibly time-consuming process.”Roscover used the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator to create the contour of how the type would flow and in what direction. From there, the artist adjusted the characters—20 to 30 percent of every character in every word was adjusted.“I used a photographic reference to get it as correct as possible,” he says. “A portion had to be changed—the lighting of Barack’s face had to be adjusted significantly so that it fit with Romney’s or it would have looked very strange because it is such a complex style in terms of space and form.” DESIGNER’S COMMENTS“Captivating. I’ve spent full minutes simply absorbing the cover and will, no doubt, spend more time actually reading it.Great concept, beautifully executed. At a glance the cover telegraphs exactly what the message is and then holds us spellbound.  Even with all the text-art, it is still a very readable cover—including the skyline with the light sans. The illustration is strong enough to hold up under the weight of the red border and boxes of bold type without interfering. Hats off to the (now cross-eyed) fact checking team at Time. I’m sure we’ll see lesser executions mimicking this cover in the months to come.”– David Weaver, art director, Saveur“As an artist, I am fascinated by the process with which this cover was conceptualized. However, as a viewer I am immediately overwhelmed by a seemingly infinite amount of information—all of it delivered in black and white text form. This causes the creative (or lazy) part of my brain to tune out and look for something easier to enjoy. Also, since the designers have chosen to highlight/enlarge certain items like percentages, my brain yearns to make some quick visual comparisons between what the two candidates stand for. And yet upon closer look, it appears Romney’s giant ‘92.3%’ has to do with unemployment for working women, while Obama’s ‘95%’ is about tax cuts. Once I discovered the ‘mirroring’ items are completely unrelated, I accepted the fact that this cover would require too much of my attention to fully understand and appreciate.”– Nick Saglimbeni, publisher, WMB 3D: World’s Most Beautiful”Kudos to Dylan Roscover for the illustration on the October 15 cover of TIME magazine. Awesome use of type to illustrate the presidential candidates’ profiles. As a designer, I appreciate the attention to detail that went into making this cover, including meticulously editing the copy to make sure information, punctuation and kerning are correct and flow with ease. Everything is set up to pull you into the center to read the headline; very nice, very impactful. The TIME logo in white blends in a little at the logo’s base, but the logo is so recognizable that it could be in reverse and people would still know it is TIME magazine, red border and all.  Great branding!”-Mark Rook, director, Creative Services, WTWH Media, Inc. Have a unique “cover” story? Contact associate editor T.J. Raphael at traphael@red7media.com.last_img read more

IPL 2019 Sunrisers Hyderabad preview and SWOT analysis Will Kane chokeslam the

first_img File photo of Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson.IANSThe leadership group at SRH is perhaps the strongest and at its helm is one of the most astute minds in world cricket — Kane Williamson. The backroom staff of SRH is fantastic and they are like a family who does not put unnecessary pressure on the players. The like of Tom Moody, VVS Laxman and Muthiah Muralitharan are more like catalysts and enablers that help the players play their natural game by expressing their own skills in the ways they know best. Weaknesses The batting form of Manish Pandey has not been great and David Warner is returning after a long layoff. Thus, the pressure of run scoring will fall heavily on the shoulders of Williamson. The team has a decent middle-order but none of them can be ascertained as match-winners. Yusuf Pathan is a difference maker on his day but he is towards the end of his career. Read: Predicted playing XIsOpportunities SRH has the perfect opportunity to lift another title. They have one of the most balanced teams heading into the tournament and like they always do, they purchased very shrewdly in the auction this time too. The likes of Rashid Khan, David Warner, Bhuvi and Williamson are all big match players who can turn games on their own. Thus, another strong season is expected in Hyderabad. This IPL will provide Warner with the perfect opportunity to get back to a high standard of cricket. Following his ban, the left-hander has played club level cricket which is a far cry from international standards. Thus, he will see the IPL as an opportunity to get back into shape for the upcoming World Cup. Threats SRH has a lot of players who perform a similar role which gives the management a headache in terms of keeping the entire camp motivated and happy. Shakib Al-Hasan and Mohammad Nabi have similar jobs; the five pacers will not get a game every time; Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha and Sreevats Goswami will be vying for the same role. Even Yusuf Pathan and Deepak Hooda are similar types of players.  IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:05/1:19Loaded: 0%0:05Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:14?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Squad Kane Williamson (C), Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Shreevats Goswami (WK), Siddarth Kaul, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, Billy Stanlake, David Warner, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, and Shakib Al-Hasan, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Abhishek Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, Jonny Bairstow, Martin Guptill Close One would not ideally fancy Sunrisers Hyderabad to be tough competitors in the Indian Premier League but it is a team everyone likes. They are every opposition fan’s second favourite team but within the camp, they have been able to foster an atmosphere of success. SRH finished runners up last season despite their campaign tailing off slightly after a bright start. This season, they have bid goodbye to Shikhar Dhawan but will welcome David Warner back to the fold. The franchise has also acquired the services of Vijay Shankar who came their way in a trade which involved Dhawan going to the country and tournament’s Capital. Here’s taking a look at SRH’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.Strengths The team is filled with quality Indian seam bowling options in Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi and Khaleel Ahmed. This gives them the opportunity to stack their batting and all-rounders with overseas players. In Bhuvi and Kaul, they have quality death bowlers too. The plethora of options also allows the captain to pick and choose depending on the conditions while keeping everyone fresh.  Sunrisers Hyderabad to take on Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2018 finals Tom Moody has impressed with the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPLIANSIf the mystery of Rashid Khan is decoded, the bowling attack suddenly looks much less threatening. In the age of technology, it may so happen that the opposition does figure him out and that remains a constant threat.  last_img read more

Limping SpiceJets Sweet Deal Fly for ₹599

first_imgSpiceJet announced its “Cheaper-than-train-fares” sale on Wednesday, which intensified the ongoing air fare war in the airline industy.Under the new scheme, SpiceJet is offering domestic fares starting from ₹599 all-in. On international routes, the airline is offering tickets ₹3,499 onwards. SpiceJet has reserved 4,00,000 seats with 1,00,000 seats for the ₹599 fare.The offer window that opened on 11 February will close post 13 February midnight. The travel period covered is 1 July to 24 October. Reuters”We are thrilled to continue to make air travel more affordable and accessible for more Indians than ever before, with our new unbelievable offer: the ‘Cheaper Than Train Fares’ sale. Fares for this offer are lower than AC train fares on many routes, and cheaper than non-AC sleeper class trains on several routes.” Chief Commercial Officer Kaneswaran Avili said in a press release.SpiceJet’s Chief Operating Officer Sanjiv Kapoor noted that in a bid to get its planes to operate at full load, the company is offering rates that are lower than train fares.”These are seats that would otherwise go empty and be lost forever, and are priced based on the marginal cost of carrying an extra passenger, not on the average cost. Revenues from such offers contribute incremental revenue for the airline that flows directly to the bottom line”, he added.SpiceJet shares were trading at ₹20.05, a rise of ₹0.05 or 0.25 per cent at the time this story was written – 11:19 a.m.last_img read more

Kendall Jenner goes braless in public while promoting oral care line Photos

first_imgKendall JennerGetty ImagesKendall Jenner seems to be going all out with the promotion of her new oral care line, Moon. And the model seems to be using her undergarments to do so. Or in this case a lack of undergarments.Reportedly Kendall posed in her underwear to promote Moon and went one step further while attending the brand’s launch party in Los Angeles. It is being reported that Kendall went braless with a cream ribbed tank top that featured a turtle neck design and hugged her tiny frame.The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star looked elegant in her ensemble that she accessorised with two gold coin necklaces. It has been previously reported that Kendall can charge upwards of $500,000 per social post to her 108 million followers, her price is jacked up when promoting ‘pharmaceutical products or something that you’re going to drink, ingest, or put on your body,’ according to momager Kris Jenner. Kendall JennerGetty ImagesThe reality star may be taking a page from her sister Kylie’s playbook branching into oral care. Kylie Jenner did make a huge chunk of her fortune thanks to the profits from her lip-kits. The Kardashians have erected a vast business empire on the back of their reality TV fame. Starting with Kim Kardashian who has many business ventures including a highly profitable mobile game that earned her a pretty penny, to Kourtney and Khloe who apart from their television appearance, have quite a few social media businesses as well.Kendall Jenner is one of the most successful and highly paid models in the world, and she has to thank her Kardashian fame for at least a part of her success. You can check out the pics here:justjared: “@kendalljenner steps out in style for the launch of the new elevated oral care collection @moon! More pics at https://t.co/gqQbpH5K9t#KendallJenner#MoonPhotos: Instar” pic.twitter.com/o3X8Pxwzou— Kendall Updates (@kendallkeek) April 24, 2019last_img read more

Driver helper confess to raping girl in running truck

first_imgA truck driver and his helper reportedly confessed before separate courts here on Sunday to raping a teenage girl in their running vehicle.Senior judicial magistrate Akhtaruzzaman recorded the statement of driver Mehedi Hasan while senior judicial magistrate Aftabuzzaman that of helper Sohan alias Tuhin under section 164.Later, they were sent to jail, said court police inspector Sohel Alam.Earlier on Thursday, a court placed the duo on a four-day remand in a case with Siddhirganj police station over the rape of the girl in the running truck.Police said Mehedi and Sohan picked up the 15-year-old girl, who left her house following a brawl with her mother, from Chourasta in Gazipur city around 8:00pm while she was standing there alone promising that they would reach her home.However, the duo raped the girl in the running truck throughout the night threatening to throw her to death from the truck. As the truck stopped in front of the main gate of ACI Pharmaceuticals at Panirkall in Siddhirganj upazila on Wednesday morning, the victim started screaming from inside the truck.Later, locals rushed in and rescued her. However, the driver and helper managed to flee the scene.Later, police arrested Mehedi from in front of Adamjee Sonamia Market in Siddhirganj on Wednesday while Sohan from Godanail of the upazila on Thursday morning.last_img read more

Helper tries to strangle CU girl on moving bus

first_imgCU students forme a human chain on the campus on Friday, 12 April, 2019. Photo: UNBThe helper of a bus reportedly tried to strangle a female student of Chittagong University (CU) on his moving vehicle in the city on Thursday when she was the lone passenger inside.A case was filed with Kotwali Police Station in this regard on Friday and police launched a drive to identify and arrest the bus helper and the driver, said officer-in-charge of the police station Mohammad Mohsin.He said the female CU student boarded the New Market-bound bus running on route-3 at Gate-1 of the university around 3:00pm on Thursday.All the passengers but the victim got down from the bus at Reazuddin Road around 4:30pm and the bus started moving towards Station Road changing its original route, the OC said.As the girl asked the driver to stop the bus out of fear, the bus helper rushed to her and tried to strangle her with her scarf, he said.Desperate to save herself, the girl hit the helper with her mobile phone, rushed to the door and jumped off the moving bus.Later, she returned home in a rickshaw with bruises all over her body.CU vice-chancellor Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury said he talked to Chittagong Metropolitan Police commissioner Mahbubur Rahman and urged him to arrest the bus driver and his helper.Besides, students formed a human chain on the campus on Friday demanding arrest of the culprits.last_img read more