Caribbean Now Has WiMA

first_imgRelatedWorks Ministry to Assess Road Damage in North West St. Andrew Caribbean Now Has WiMA TransportApril 17, 2015Written by: Marlon Tingling FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Caribbean has joined six other regions across the world that boast a Women in Maritime Association (WiMA).The Articles of Association, signaling the birth of the Women in Maritime Association, was signed on Friday, April 17, during the closing session of a week-long conference on the establishment of a Women in Maritime Association in the Caribbean, at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Montego Bay, St. James.The Caribbean now joins Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, the Pacific Islands, Western and Central Africa, Central Asia, and East and Southern Africa as regions where WiMA exists.Giving her inaugural address in the capacity of President of WiMA, Jamaican Claudia Grant, said formation of the association will put more focus on the work of women in the maritime sector, where a lot of work remains to be done as the ladies seek to properly cement their place.“It has been a wonderful week…one in which the Maritime Women of the Caribbean came, discussed and celebrated.  However, we noted that much remains to be done, particularly in increasing visibility, through highlighting our contributions to the sustainable development of the sector,” she said.The President informed that the mentoring of future generations of female maritime professionals will be a major focus of WiMA, as the association takes on a greater role of strengthening the advocacy network among players in the sector, especially the women.Mrs. Grant said women in the maritime sector can be justly proud of their achievements and as a group, members of WiMA are looking forward to the challenges of the future.“The challenge is to maintain and build on the momentum, the enthusiasm, the hope, the commitment. This is not a job for the elected officials only, but WiMA’s entire membership. We need a game plan and it starts with us,” she argued.Other members of WiMA are: Vice Presidents, Dwaynette Eversley, Karen Mullings and Vivette Grant; Treasurer, Tosca Pinas and Policy Officer, Deniece Aiken.The conference was held under the theme: ‘Maritime Women of the Caribbean….Achieving Regionally…Advancing Globally’, and attended by representatives from 15 Caribbean states. RelatedSeveral JEEP Projects Underway in St. Elizabethcenter_img Related$10 Million Bridge Opens in Bigwoods Story HighlightsThe Caribbean has joined six other regions across the world that boast a Women in Maritime Association (WiMA).The Articles of Association, signaling the birth of the Women in Maritime Association, was signed on Friday, April 17.The Caribbean now joins Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, the Pacific Islands, Western and Central Africa, Central Asia, and East and Southern Africa as regions where WiMA exists. Advertisementslast_img read more

Instagram For Foodies

first_img@jk.chefcollectionJK Chef Collection / @jk.chefcollectionJack Kelly of JK Chef Collection and JK Weddings is a curator of events and manager of high-end chefs for hire. He brings together many cultures to put on the most gorgeous affairs, and the menu is always to die for. No matter your taste, Kelly has you covered with the best possible chef for the job. @santambroeusSant Ambroeus  / @santambroeusThe restaurant coffee bar has locations in Milan, NYC, Southampton, and Palm Beach. Every photo makes you wish you were Italian and you lived at home with your mom because she can cook like this. @silverliningdinerSilver Lining Diner / @silverliningdinerThe latest hotspot is actually a diner! The Silver Lining Diner brings a breath of fresh air to the Hamptons with a beautiful menu, staff, and vibe. The food is delicious and so is its Insta feed! Share @shinnecocklobsterShinnecock Lobster Factory / @shinnecocklobsterThe quirky lobster stand in Southampton boasts tons of lobster roll flavors, from traditional to Cajun, all from the vault of famed Chef Marco Barrila. The best-kept secret of the Hamptons is now a mainstay of local street fare. @mortysoysterstandMorty’s Oyster Stand / @mortysoysterstandAmagansett’s new seafood restaurant has our mouths watering. The menu is highlighted by steamed mussels, catch-of-the-day, craft beer, and a raw bar. Check out its Insta feed if you want to meet your new favorite seafood place. @elaia_hamptonsElaia Estiatorio / @elaia_hamptonsAuthentic Greek food right on School Street in Bridgehampton whose Insta feed is super on point. The images evoke a dream vacay on a Greek Island and the food styling is beyond perfect.last_img read more

Kameda to face Philippine fighter

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Former WBA light flyweight champion Koki Kameda will take on Rexon Flores of the Philippines in a nontitle flyweight 10-rounder on March 22, his Kyoei gym said Wednesday. Kamed, who has finished a three-month suspension, was initially scheduled to face Jose Lopez Bueno at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture in his first match since July last year, but the Spaniard has been forced to pull out because of a head injury. The 25-year-old Flores is ranked 13th in the WBA light flyweight category.last_img

Swimmers bag 21 medals at Arafura Games

first_imgSwimming The PNG swimmers will continue their preparations towards other competitions after bagging 21 medals at the Arafura games in Darwin, Northern Territory. The games were held from April 27-30. Coach Rick Van Der Zant said it was a massive performance by the PNG swimmers. “The competition is complete but all the athletes are now thinking about their preparations and what they can do now to make improvements in and out of the pool before the next competition,” he said. “The swimmers managers and coaches have combined to provide the very best opportunity and environment for our swimmers to perform their best. “We have had lots of fabulous support by the local PNG citizens that live here in Darwin. We have met so many people, made lots of good friends and have been welcomed with open arms in Darwin for the Arafura Games. “This has been an awesome opportunity for our athletes to perform abroad and we thank PNGSI for their support of this important competition for the development of swimming in PNG.” Thirteen swimmers from PNG attended the games and competed alongside swimmers from the Australian states of Northern, Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia and international swimmers from Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. The Northern territory government had brought the Arafura games had after an eight-year hiatus. The medals were from individual and relay events at the close of competition, along with lots of personal best times being recorded throughout the competition. Six medals were awarded to female swimmers: 15-16 year age group 15 year old Rehema Kalate received a bronze medal in the 50m breaststroke while in the 17 years and over age category Britney Murray silver in the 50m backstroke, 200 backstroke and 50m butterfly, bronze in the 100 backstroke and sister, Anthea Murray was awarded a bronze in the 50m breaststroke event. Nine medals were awarded to male swimmers: 16-15 year age group 16 year old Elijah Akunaii received to bronze medals in the 50 and 100 butterfly event while in the 17 year and over age category Leonard Kalate received two silver medals for the 50m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke, and 2 bronze medals for the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke, team mate Livingston Aika received a silver medal in the 50m butterfly and two bronze medals in the 50m and 100m backstroke events. Six relay medals were awarded that include three silver medals to mixed 4×50 freestyle relay (Colin Akara, Livingston Akara, Judith Meauri, Anthea Murray) stopping the clock in second place in a time of 1:47.51; Male 4×100 freestyle relay (Livingston Aika, Tanguy Langelet, Leonard Kalate, Lorani Moses) in a time of 3:48.46; Female 4×50 medley relay (backstroke leg Britney Murray, breaststroke leg Rehema Kalate, butterfly leg Judith Meauri, Anthea Murray in the freestyle leg) stopping the clock in a time of 2:12.17. Three bronze medals were presented to the male 4×50 freestyle relay (Tanguy Langelet, Leonard Kalate, Collin Akara, Livingston Aika) stopping the clock in a time of 1:41.17; Male 4×50 medley relay (backstroke leg Livingston Aika, breaststroke leg Leonard Kalate, butterfly leg Collin Akara, freestyle leg Tanguy Langelet) clocking a finish time of 1:53.28; the medley relay team also received bronze medal in the male 4×100 medley relay swimming a time of 4:13.87. In the 17 and over age group: Derek Oates, Livingston Aika, Collin Akara, Leonard Kalate, Tanguy Langelet, Juanita Vava, Holly John, Lorani Moses, Judith Meauri, Anthea and Britney Murray. While in the 15-16 age group competing were Rehema Kalate and Elijah Akunaii. Assisting our swimmers to provide the best environment for them during competition were Australian coach Rick Van Der Zant, assistant PNG coach Shane Akara and manager Beatrice Geita and Jean Vava. The Arafura Games fosters goodwill between sporting neighbours and shared sporting and cultural knowledge within the Asia-Pacific region which saw our swimmers bring out the best in themselves to perform at the next level. Four swimmers progressed from the Kundu Bronze Target National Excellence Squad into the Kundu Silver Target Squad. They were 17-year-old Tanguy Langelet, 22-year-old Anthea Murray, 20-year-old Lorani Moses and 15-year-old Rehema Kalate.last_img read more

Tasty Danish win at Pleasant Valley

first_imgThe Pattaya Golf Society (IPGC) at Rabbi’s Elephant BarWith golf courses drying out, the Pattaya Golf Society travelled to Pleasant Valley on Wednesday, 14th October to play a stableford competition from the blue tees. The front nine was in good shape with soft fairways allowing some run and the greens were consistent if slow.  The back nine was a problem with greens similar to egg boxes, covered in Velcro!  A lack of cutting opportunities had left uneven surfaces with overgrown spiky grass that made putting a problem.  However a day on the golf course is still better than one in the office and the field made headway where they could.In a lowly third place was Mr Len with 27 points, the back nine being his nemesis, whilst Jim Proctor fared much better finishing with 32 points for second place.  In the final group Danish golfer Jorn Eriksen was making the most of every opportunity and his birdie ‘2’ on the eighth served as a spur to complete his round with 36 points for an emphatic win. Meanwhile the Lord Buddha is still being petitioned to call an end to the wet season as soon as possible so Pattaya golfers can take full advantage of the challenges on offer at the province’s unique golf courses.Good move for EriksenA call from Crystal Bay the day before led to the Pattaya Golf Society redirecting its GPS to Mountain Shadow on Friday, 18th October, to play a stableford event in the drier of the sister courses.  As expected, a crowded first tee greeted the group but being given priority the PGS golfers set out on time on the testing track, from the blue tees.Good progress was made until the threatened gloom descended around the eleventh hole and for five of the golfers the deluge was too much and they withdrew to the comfort of the clubhouse and a hot shower.  The rest meanwhile continued and finished their round with Steve Jones and new member Gordon Angus sharing third place with 28 points.  A birdie ‘2’ on hole five was some consolation for Gordon and the following group also saw Brian Shaw complete the feat, allowing him to finish second with 30 points.The winner was again Jorn Eriksen and his form showed all the signs of the confidence displayed two days earlier.  The booby bevy went to Khun Wichai after one of his less impressive rounds and the week ended with golfers sharing a few refreshing beers in their Soi Buakhao based “clubhouse”, Rabbi’s Elephant Bar.Hopefully the energy of the recent typhoon series has now subsided and the group can get about the business of playing golf on good courses in dry conditions!last_img read more

Bourke bags a brace of victories

first_imgPSC golf from The Outback Golf BarMonday, April 8, Burapha – StablefordWith it being a holiday today, our numbers were swelled by many of the regular Pattaya Country Club guests and members as it seems their management (PCC) can’t see the wood for the trees and try to levy exorbitant charges to bolster their income from their already dwindling customers.  Think again PCC, you haven’t got that many playing the course, don’t scare your loyal fans away! We had a good field for the time of year, of some 33 here at Burapha, playing once again the unusual pairing of the A & C nines, because of the preparation work on B & D ahead of the Singha Open, which starts on the18th.  Perhaps a slightly unfortunate choice of day as on Friday the viewing public will have no chance of returning to Pattaya due to the annual water throwing contest, which will grid lock the streets until late into the evening.Friday’s top four (from left): Scott Golden, Peter LeNoury, Sugar Ray, and Paul Bourke.Jon Kittilsen posted the best score of 43pts to win Div C from two of the PCC raiders, Nigel Cannon (39) and Dave Earthrowl (36).  39-nine points were enough to win Div B for Tim Knight and one more, 40pts, took Div A for Paul Bourke.Other notables were; Bob Finley (39), Andy Butts (37) and Capt’ Steve (36); also Barry Chadbourn, another PCC raider, who had 39pts but lost on count back to Tim and Mark Williams (38), who at last has come good with some excellent driving today.There were three ‘2’s from David Earthrowl (A6), Paul Bourke (C5) and Andy Makara (C8).Div A (0-15)1st Paul Bourke (11) 40pts2nd Bob Finley (14) 39pts3rd Andy Butterworth (14) 37ptsDiv B (16-21)1st Tim Knight (21) 39pts2nd Barry Chadbourn (21) 39pts3rd Mark Williams (19) 38ptsDiv C (23+)1st Jon Kittilsen (23) 43pts2nd Nigel Cannon (24) 39pts3rd David Earthrowl (23) 36ptsTuesday, April 9, Khao Kheow – StablefordJust a couple of groups here at Khao Kheow today (8 players) playing the B & C Loops, teeing off on time and getting round in a little over four hours.Suzi was doing very nicely as the scores came in with 35pts but then General Jack reminded her that because of the difference in the rating between the red and the yellow tee, she had to reduce her handicap by two shots, when playing in the same comp. as men.  But she still ended up in third, losing on count back to George Gardner (2nd) and the winner, Steve Plant.Welcome to some new guys to the Outback; Morten from Denmark as well as Scott & Brad from Broom.There were no ‘2’s.1st Steve Plant (12) 33pts2nd George Gardner (8) 33pts3rd Suzi Lawton (17) 33ptsWednesday, April 10, Siam Plantation – StablefordA slightly reduced field of 12 here at Siam Plantation on A & B as a couple of the members here were heading off on the Outback’s extended Songkran trip, commencing in Chiang Rai; to check out the condition of the courses up there with a view to the regular October tour and also to play the new Happy City Golf Course, which reportedly has 29 holes (more on that story when they return).Noticeably absent both playing today and on the plane to Chiang Rai, was Capt’ Steve who unfortunately cracked a couple of ribs as well collecting a few bruises after coming a bit of a cropper on his spiral staircase.  He is ok but expected off the course for some time.Generally some very good scoring with a couple of 39’s leading the way as Tim Knight (following his win at Burapha on Monday) got the better of Morten on count back with Steve Budrys (36) taking third ahead of playing partner, Tom Fitzpatrick (35) in fourth.  It did take some time to work out these last two scores, with various alterations etc, but please everybody, try to mark you card clearly to make life a little easier for the scorers.There were two ‘2’s, both from Ron Dickie (A6 & B7)1st Tim Knight (21) 39pts2nd Morten Christiansen (17) 39pts3rd Steve Budrys (10) 36pts4th Tom Fitzpatrick (13) 35ptsWednesday, April 10, Bangpra – StablefordThe onset of the low season, signals the time for the Outback to return to the lovely Bangpra course; a complete “No No” in the high season with late tee times, players starting on the 10th and commonplace five hour rounds.  Eleven Outbackers decided to give it a try after a break of seven months and it is a pleasure to report the course is in great condition and the greens are still slick, particularly if you have a downhill putt.We teed off ahead of schedule and had the course to ourselves on the front nine but on the back we caught up a couple of slow four-balls which was a bit of a shame, however there were plenty of monkeys about to amuse us whilst we were waiting, especially when some of the dogs decided to chase them.The scoring wasn’t brilliant as Andy Butts won the day with 35pts which included a 5-pointer on the par 5 fifth, as Andy knocked it on in two and holed the putt, with playing partner, Paul Greenaway having to settle for a par, however Paul still did enough to get second place with 34pts beating Stefan Hoge on count back.There was one ‘2’ from John O’Keefe on the 12th.1st Andy Butterworth (14) 35pts2nd Paul Greenaway (10) 34pts3rd Stefan Hoge (17) 34ptsFriday. April 12, Green Valley – StablefordAs Saturday (13th) is Thailand’s traditional New Year’s Day, there was some speculation that today was a holiday; it may have been in the government office and banks but it is pleasing to report that the Green Valley rates remained unchanged.The next week can be expected to be chaos in Pattaya so the Outback will return to Green Valley on Sat 20th at 10am if anybody is looking for a game.  On Friday 19th, we shall be at the Emerald but don’t make any plans to get back to Pattaya on Friday, because the roads will be gridlocked.There was a very familiar ring about the leaderboards today; Paul Bourke (40pts), Peter LeNoury (39pts), John O’Keefe (35pts) and John Stafford (35pts) topped Div A and Sugar Ray (38pts) and Dave Coller (34pts) were in the top four in Div B.Relative newcomer from Broome, Scott Golden took second in B with 35 and Stefan Hoge, warming up for the Chiang Mai trip next week, took third with 34, beating Dave Coller on count back.  This was also Paul Bourke’s second win with 40pts this week, following on from Burapha.There was only one ‘2’ from The Sugarman.Div A (0-16)1st Paul Bourke (11) 40pts2nd Peter LeNoury (9) 39pts3rd John O’Keefe (15) 35pts4th John Stafford (16) 35ptsDiv B (17+)1st Sugar Ray Handford (17) 38pts2nd Scott Golden (19) 35pts3rd Stefan Hoge (17) 34pts4th David Coller (22) 34ptsNote:  The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country.  Call Jack on 081 578 1956.last_img read more

Zinedine Zidane thinks Real Madrid are ‘ready’ for the Clasico

first_img Sport EN “The objective is to move above Atletico. Now we’re a lot closer. We have to have consistency in what we do. The attitude is fantastic, but sometimes we’re missing consistency across the whole game, although that’s part of football.” 21/03/2016 CET Los Blancos crushed Sevilla and now get the chance to avenge their 4-0 defeat by Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu earlier this season.  Zidane said: “Clasicos are always special. We have to keep improving and it was important to head into it with a victory. We’re ready, it’ll be a great game.”center_img Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid are ‘ready’ for the Clasico in April. Upd. at 02:52 Of the win over Sevilla, he said: “I’m very happy with the game. We’ve had one of the best weeks in terms of training. This is the fruit of the players’ labour. We played one of the best games since I’ve been here. “Every game is different, I’m counting on every player until the end. Everyone is important. We can do great things playing like this and the players know that, but in football every game is different.last_img read more

Paul and Rondo get suspended after brawl at the Staples Centre

first_imgAdvertisement o3iNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ewx( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) eebWould you ever consider trying this?😱6lCan your students do this? 🌚9Roller skating! Powered by Firework The Houston Rockets played the Lakers in Los Angeles but the highlight from the game was unrelated to basketball. Houston won the game 124-115, but the major attention was caught by a brawl late in the game.Advertisement The Rockets were leading 109-108 in the fourth quarter when it all kicked off. Brandon Ingram fouled James Harder, and he then pushed the current MVP around. He was clearly unhappy with the decision, and the forward confronted referee Jason Phillips after getting called for a technical foul.Advertisement Soon after, Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo got into a fight, quite literally. Paul put a finger into Rondo’s face which infuriated the Lakers guard. Both of them exchanged punches, and Rondo especially caught Paul’s face with his left hand. Paul later claimed that the fight began because Rondo spits on him.Paul’s teammate Carmelo Anthony said, “We all know what happened. Ain’t no need to keep going back and forth about that. What happened was unacceptable. It shouldn’t have happened.” Rondo’s teammates claimed that they did not know the reason for the altercation with Paul.Advertisement The NBA banned Ingram for four games, Rondo for three games, and Paul for two matches – all without pay, obviously. It’s a shame that it took the light off a great game in which Harden and LeBron James both starred for their teams.  Advertisementlast_img read more

Violent brawl at gatecrashed party

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS A MAN in his forties has been left with a fractured skull and a woman in her…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img