Earl and Countess of Wessex to Visit on March 2

first_imgPhoto: ContributedThe Earl and Countess of Wessex. Earl and Countess of Wessex to Visit on March 2 Official VisitsFebruary 20, 2014Written by: Judith A. Hunter Story HighlightsPrince Edward, the Earl of Wessex and the Countess of Wessex will arrive in the island on Sunday, March 2, for a four-day Working Visit. Their Royal Highnesses will participate in activities related to the Duke of Edinburgh Award in Jamaica. The Earl will meet with the Board of Directors of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International, Jamaica. Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedRegion Has Collective Wisdom to Overcome Poverty and Inequality – PMcenter_img Earl and Countess of Wessex to Visit on March 2JIS 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 Calls for Integrated Strategy to Address Climate Change Prince Edward, the Earl and the Countess of Wessex will arrive in the island on Sunday, March 2, for a four-day Working Visit.Their Royal Highnesses will participate in activities related to the Duke of Edinburgh Award in Jamaica.As the Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Foundation and Chair of the International Council, the Earl will meet with the Board of Directors of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International, Jamaica. The Board is chaired by Professor Derrick McKoy, of the University of the West Indies, Mona.Download Media Accreditation form for the Visit of the Earl and Countess of WessexThe Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people, bringing together practical experiences and life skills to create committed global citizens and equipping young people.  It is awarded to young people between the ages of 12 and 24, who learn to work as a team. They are also required to complete activities in four areas for a specified period, including an adventurous expedition, skills and physical recreation.The Award was founded in 1956 by His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh, and now operates in 144 countries, including Jamaica. Since its inception, over seven million persons around the world have participated in the Award.Some of the other activities that their Royal Highnesses will participate in during the visit include a courtesy call on the Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, who is also  Patron of the Award in Jamaica; tours of the UWI Sports Medicine Facility, the University of Technology (UTech), the Bustamante Hospital for Children and the Bustamante Museum.They will also visit the Jamaica Defence Force Headquarters, Genesis Academy,  Holy Family Primary and Infant Schools and the Portmore HEART Academy. Their Royal Highnesses will depart the island on March 5. RelatedCuban President says Region Must Take Bold Steps to Eradicate Povertylast_img read more

Panthers unfazed despite venue switch

first_imgRugby League It’s their home game but Penrith will have to travel more than five times as far as their opponents when they play South Sydney tonight. Yet Penrith players insist they are unfazed by the late decision to switch venues from Campbelltown to Kogarah for the blockbuster. The NRL on Monday moved the fixture to Netstrata Jubilee Stadium following concerns about the surface at Campbelltown Sports Stadium. It comes despite Panthers Stadium being described as being in pristine condition. “It’s looking really good and ready to go I reckon. Panthers Stadium is my favourite ground to play at,” fullback Dylan Edwards said yesterday. “It’s looking immaculate. The groundskeeper’s done a really good job there. “It would’ve been nice to play at Panthers but we’ll play at Kogarah anyway. “It doesn’t really matter too much.” It is understood Panthers Stadium wasn’t considered given the competition is currently being played to the league’s consolidated venues program. All games are considered as being played at neutral grounds, despite five clubs enjoying the benefits of being at their traditional homes. The league’s decision comes after a spate of injuries in the most recent match at the venue between Manly and Canberra, including one to star Tom Trbojevic. However, NRL head of football Graham Annesley insisted the call was based on overuse, which has been compounded by rainy conditions. Campbelltown Sports Stadium has staged seven games in 16 days. “Campbelltown has had an extremely heavy workload over the last month, with some games being played in wet conditions,” Annesley said. Edwards, who made his first appearance of the season in last Friday’s upset of Melbourne, had no complaints about the surface in Campbelltown. “I actually thought it looked really good Friday night. That was the first time I’d been out there though so I couldn’t notice the change or anything,” he said. “I thought it played well for us. It was fast, even though it was a bit dewy.” Kogarah will be the first ground in NSW other than Campbelltown, Bankwest and Central Coast Stadium to stage an NRL game since the league emerged out of its Covid-19 lockdown. The Panthers will have to travel more than 60km to get to Kogarah, which is just 12km away from the Rabbitohs’ base in Redfern. “I don’t see it as unfair or anything like that,” Edwards said. “We just play footy where we’ve been told to play footy. It’s still unusual circumstances for everyone. If we’ve got to play at Kogarah, that’s fine by us.” Third-placed Penrith enter the match having lost just one of their opening six games, while the Rabbitohs, eighth, have peeled off back-to-back victories. No other games will be held in Campbelltown this weekend, with teams moving back to their traditional home grounds after the completion of the round. – AAPlast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, May 4, 2017

first_imgWellington Police notes: Thursday, May 4, 2017:•7:15 a.m. Tracy E. Meyer, 40, Ponca City, Okla. was issued a notice to appear for speeding 65 mph in a 50 mph zone.•9:12 a.m. Officers conducted a welfare check in the 1000 block E. 8th, Wellington.•9:19 a.m. Officers took a runaway report in the 200 block N. Plum, Wellington. The person was located.•11:15 a.m. Officers investigated harassment by Telecom device in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington by known suspect.•11:41 a.m. Officers took a found ring report in the 300 block E. 10th, Wellington.•12:25 p.m. Joseph M. Goings, 36, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.•3:15 p.m. Juvenile male, 16, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for inattentive driving for an accident which occurred on April 10, 2017.•3:26 p.m. Officers took a miscellaneous report in the 500 block of E. Harvey.•3:50 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 500 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•5:04 p.m. Officers took the report of a civil problem.•8:48 p.m. Officers took a miscellaneous report on a noise complaint in the 300 block of W. 8th.•9:25 p.m. Dannette O. Harris, 46, Mulvane, was issued a notice to appear for defective headlight.       •9:42 p.m. Officers made an outside agency assist with a welfare check.last_img read more