Jamaica advance to WICB Under-19 final

first_imgHosts Jamaica have advanced to tomorrow’s final of the West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Under-19 Championship.The Robert Samuels-coached unit beat Barbados by 39 runs at Chedwin Park in their final preliminary round fixture. The result put them second in the seven-team standings. They will play defending champions Guyana in the final which has been switched from Treasure Beach Sports Park in St Elizabeth to Manchester High.Winning the toss and electing to bat, Jamaica first posted a competitive 251 for eight off their 50 overs.Leonardo Friginette, who top-scored for Jamaica in their previous win against the Leewards again came good with the bat as he scored 76.This included three fours and three sixes off 89 balls during a two hours and 10 minutes stay at the crease.He was supported by opener Abhijai Mansingh, who scored a 100-ball 58 to follow up his fifty against the Leewards, and hometown boy Ramone Francis, who made 25.Fast bowler Keon Harding, three for 31, claimed most wickets.bowled outBarbados, in their response, were then bowled out for 212 with three overs to spare.Miguel Smith, three for 25, off-spinner Michael Frew, three for 29, and in-form fast bowler Odean Smith, two for 69, led the way for the home team.In another match, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica’s main challengers for a place in the final, were stopped in their tracks by rain.Their contest against the Leeward Islands at Ewarton Recreational Park was abandoned after a wet wicket caused by rain during the lunch interval prevented them from replying to a target of 236. Trinidad had entered the final round of matches in second position.The day’s other fixture between leaders Guyana and Canada at Manchester High saw the former coming out on top by four wickets.Canada first made 138 off 34.1 overs before Guyana responded with 142 for six off 27.2 overs.last_img read more

Jamaica tops USA in IAAF medal standings for second overall

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 31 Aug 2015 – Also from the athletics championships of noteworthy mention; in the medal standings Jamaica with seven gold, two silver and three bronze placed second in the medal count. Magnetic Media has been unable to confirm this as yet, but it may be the first time at a major track & field meet that a Caribbean country has topped the United States of America, which got more medals at 17, but less on the point spread of those medals putting them in third behind Jamaica, second and Kenya, which finished first in the medal standings at the IAAF World Championships which were held in Beijing, China. Related Items:IFFA, jamaica, medals, USA Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaicalast_img read more

Sandals Resorts International Honored At Annual World Travel Awards

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, – December 14, 2015 – Sandals Resorts International (SRI) was honored with prestigious recognition at the 22nd Annual World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony held on December 12, 2015 at Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in El Jadida, Morocco. The Luxury Included® Resort Company collected four awards, demonstrating the continued commitment to excellence of the brand and its resorts. “Sandals Resorts International is thrilled to continue its role as the world’s leading all-inclusive company,” said Gordon “Butch” Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resorts International. “These awards are a testament not only to our company’s ongoing legacy of innovation, but the memorable experience our team offers guests every single day.” With a total of four trophies, Sandals Resorts International rose above other highly acclaimed hotel brands throughout the world. The Caribbean resort company’s top honors included: World’s Leading All Inclusive Company: Sandals Resorts International (20th Consecutive Year)World’s Leading All Inclusive Family Resort Brand: Beaches Resorts (18th Consecutive Year)World’s Leading All Inclusive Resort: Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island (3rd Consecutive Year)World’s Leading Caribbean Attraction Company: Island Routes Caribbean Adventures (6th Consecutive Year)The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 for the express purpose of acknowledging and celebrating achievements in all areas of the world’s travel and tourism industry. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. Each year WTA covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognize and celebrate individual and collective successes within each key geographical region. For more information about these award winning resorts, visit www.sandals.com and www.beaches.com. Sandals’ Ceo Stewart’s A Winner… Again! Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort to host World Travel Awards Grand Final 2015 Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est to host World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016 Related Items:sandals resorts international, world travel awards Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

TCI Caicos Express Airways force to cease operations in Salt Cay

first_img Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 7th 2017 – Salt Cay – Caicos Express Airways has announced the suspension of service into Salt Cay effective today. The announcement came via a press release and explained that the airlines’ Aerodrome certificate, which expired on June 26th was not renewed by the Caicos Islands Civil Aviation Authorities.Caicos Express Airways revealed, “The Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Aviation Authority (TCICAA) decision not to renew the certificate is due to long term safety concerns relating to the condition of the runway surface and associate areas.”For years the depreciating condition of the airport’s runway has been of grave concern, yet no repairs were done. There has also been public outcry over allegations of Caicos Express receiving government subsidy despite canceling the route. As a result, the Civil Aviation Authority has made the decision to restrict public transport operation into Salt Cay’s aerodrome.The Turks and Caicos Islands Aviation Authority is yet to make a statement on the issue.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianewslast_img read more

JAMAICA 100 young persons to be appointed National Youth Parliamentarians

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, November 14, 2017 – Kingston – Approximately 100 youth from across the island will be officially appointed as National Youth Parliamentarians on Monday, November 27, during an Investiture Ceremony at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston.  This announcement was made by State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, on November 8 at Ardenne High School in Kingston, following his Motivational and Empowerment Session at the institution.   He said this Investiture Ceremony is in keeping with the Ministry’s Youth Month activities during November.In an interview with JIS News, Mr. Green said that unlike previous years, the format of National Youth Parliament 2017 will take a different form over a one-year period.“We’re back with the Youth Parliament this year. We restarted it last year.   We’re making a number of changes this year.   These changes would have come on the basis of feedback that we have got from our young people.   We actually have young people who are in charge of the programme, so they have met with me and told me what they want to do,” Mr. Green said.“The big change is that our youth parliamentarians will go through a one-year training period, where they will be given proper research techniques. They will be able to really delve into what the Government is doing, so that when they make their presentations and make their suggestions, [these] are really things that may be happening or a critique of what may be happening.   They’ll actually present in Parliament next year, so that is one of the big changes,” he added.Traditionally, the focus of National Youth Parliament of Jamaica (NYPJ) was intensive training in parliamentary procedure for youth to participate in the annual mock sitting held at Gordon House.Mr. Green also told JIS News that the NYPJ has been restructured to enable youth parliamentarians to have a more sustained engagement beyond training and a sitting of the Parliament, while building their capacities for research, policy analysis and project management.   The structure for the Youth Parliament will now include the Investiture Ceremony, where the participants will be officially inducted and receive an instrument of office.Throughout the year, the youth parliamentarians will receive training in the areas of public speaking, parliamentary procedure, policy paper writing and policy review, project management and speech writing.Along with the Youth Advisory Council of Jamaica, they will develop work plans to  focus on youth development projects in their communities and parishes, while preparing for the sitting of the Youth Parliament in November 2018.The National Youth Parliament was initially implemented in 2003 as a Youth Month activity of the National Centre for Youth Development (NCYD). After a brief hiatus, the Youth Parliament was revamped in 2016 and has undergone further restructuring to ensure that the selected parliamentarians are better able to carry out their mandate.Release: JIS Related Items:last_img read more

KUKA makes a robot that knows what it is picking up w

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — Making a robot that can pick things up is not really a challenge anymore. Provided you calibrate your force sensors correctly the task is fairly simple. Making a robot that knows what it is picking up is another thing all together. Explore further © 2010 PhysOrg.com More information: www.kuka-robotics.com/usa/en/ Citation: KUKA makes a robot that knows what it is picking up (w/ video) (2011, June 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-06-kuka-robot-video.html Apparently, Germany-based KUKA Robotics, is working on a bot that can do just that. Far from being humanoid the recently updated LWR +4, resembles a tall orange worm. The LWR +4 is a robot arm that has a set of visual sensors that allows the machine to analyze the substance in front of it and analyze its contents. The system makes use of a high performance camera along with vector fields and inverse kinematics to ensure that the correct item is selected every time. The robot has a total of 7 axes and weight of 16 kg. The robot can carry a payload of up to 7 kg. The robot is also made to work with assembly tasks that require a high degree of precision, with a human link movement the system give the design a capability to work in a controlled movements with the user interface. The LWR +4 is, of course, not the only machine that the KUKA Robotics Company has created. With the help of their partner companies, which include Jantz Canada, CertoTech and Programmable Control Systems, KUKA will be showing off the bot at the PACKEX event. The company will also be holding a seminar at the event on June 22 from 3:10 to 3:30 pm. Care-O-bot 3: Always at your service This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more