Jamaica Offers Free Vacation to Rescued Chilean Miners, Rescue Team, Spouses

first_imgJamaica Offers Free Vacation to Rescued Chilean Miners, Rescue Team, Spouses TourismOctober 15, 2010 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Deeply touched by the courageous spirit of the rescued Chilean miners, the Ministries of Tourism and Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade have partnered with Sandals Resorts International to offer the miners, rescue workers and their spouses a relaxing Jamaican vacation.Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett made the announcement at a press conference in Montego Bay on Thursday, October 14, 2010, as he updated the media on the island’s readiness for Caribbean Marketplace to be held January 16-18, 2011, at the newly built Montego Bay Convention Center.“As we celebrate the near completion of our Montego Bay Convention Centre, we must pause to give thanks to God for the miraculous rescue of the Chilean miners from their 69-day ordeal trapped underground,” Minister Bartlett said. “I have the highest praises for the Chilean government, their international partners and the rescue workers involved in bringing the miners to safety. The rescue of the 33 trapped miners is an amazing survival story and a miracle which will long be remembered,” he continued.“This must be seen as not only an international event, but also a triumph of the human spirit,” said Gordon “Butch” Stewart, chairman of Sandals Resorts. “It is fitting and appropriate that we in Jamaica extend a loving hand to our brothers and sisters in South America who endured such a demanding ordeal, yet emerged victorious despite all odds.”Minister Bartlett said his ministry, along with related agencies, would be working closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Sandals Resorts to ensure the miners, rescue workers and their spouses are able to enjoy a stress-free Jamaican vacation after spending more than two months anxiously awaiting what has happily resulted in a positive outcome. RelatedJamaica Offers Free Vacation to Rescued Chilean Miners, Rescue Team, Spouses RelatedJamaica Offers Free Vacation to Rescued Chilean Miners, Rescue Team, Spousescenter_img RelatedJamaica Offers Free Vacation to Rescued Chilean Miners, Rescue Team, Spouses Advertisementslast_img read more

Stevie Wonder Announces Songs In The Key Of Life Tour Dates

first_imgStevie Wonder just announced a major Fall tour, as the legendary songwriter and performer will embark on a 20-city excursion across North America. Wonder and his backing band will perform his 1976 album Songs In The Key Of Life in its entirety. The tour will see Wonder play in cities such as Montreal, Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis, Charlotte, Detroit, and a tour-ending show in New York City on November 24th.Wonder is currently performing free, back-to-back-toback pop-up shows up the East Coast today, with the final performance scheduled for tonight at NYC’s Central Park SummerStage at 7:30pm.A Facebook Presale for select shows begins on 8/21, but varies for each date listed. You can see the full tour schedule below, with the pre-sale time listed adjacent. To access the presale, head to this site and use the presale code KEY.FALL 2015 SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE PERFORMANCE TOUR DATESSeptember 30 Montreal, QC Bell Centre – Friday, August 21 @ 12 p.m. October 3 Washington, DC Verizon Center – Friday, August 21 @ 10 a.m. October 7 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center – Friday, August 21 @ 10 a.m. October 9 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre – Friday, August 21 @ 10 a.m. October 11 Hartford, CT XL Center – Friday, August 21 @ 10 a.m. October 14 Newark, NJ Prudential Center – Friday, August 21 @ 10 a.m. October 16 Chicago, IL United Center – Saturday, August 22 @ 10 a.m. October 19 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center – Friday, August 21 @ 10 a.m. October 23 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center – Saturday, August 22 @ 10 a.m. October 25 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center – Friday, August 21 @ 12 p.m October 31 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center – Friday, August 21 @ 10 a.m November 3 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena – Saturday, August 22 @ 10 a.m. November 5 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena – Saturday, August 29 @ 10 a.m. November 7 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Friday, August 21 @ 10 a.m November 10 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena – Friday, August 21 @ 10 a.m November 14 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena – Friday, August 21 @ 10 a.m November 17 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena – Friday, August 28 @ 10 a.m November 19 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center – Friday, August 21 @ 10 a.m November 21 Detroit, MI Joe Lewis Arena – Friday, August 21 @ 10 a.m November 24 New York City Madison Square Garden – Friday, August 21 @ 10 a.mlast_img read more

A-Squared launches newest bike, the Road Phreak (RP)

first_img Related Specialist direct-to-consumer bike brand A2 (‘A-Squared’) has unveiled its newest product addition – the Road Phreak. This is its first road bike offering, having previously specialised in time trial/triathlon with the Speed Phreak bike.In a release, the company highlighted… ‘Sleek design, cutting edge aero technology, sick paint job – everything you’ve come to expect from the Speed Phreak has now been passed down to our first road bike… N+1 now officially equals RP.’The Road Phreak, also known as the RP, features all internal cable routing for a clean and aerodynamic design. This is matched with a fully integrated handlebar design. The RP comes standard with disc brakes.A-Squared was founded with accessibility and affordability in mind, and the RP aims to continue that tradition. The RP1 outfitted with SRAM Rival components starts at US$2000 (or US$125/mo with Affirm instalment payments).The RP1 is the brand’s entry-level road bike, but A-Squared argues that it doesn’t have an entry-level feel…‘A feather-light carbon frame combined with Vision Team 30 clincher wheels will have you zipping up mountains and popping off the front of group rides in no time.’The RP3e is the Road Phreak’s top-of-the-line road bike. This takes all the elements of the next in line RP2e but upgrades components to SRAM RED AXS eTap. The RP3e starts at US$4,999 or US$139/mo with Affirm.All of the company’s bikes are sold direct-to-consumer via its website. The RP will be sold on a limited run in December 2020 with full production launching in February 2021. A-Squared is suggesting a US$150 non-refundable down-payment for customers to reserve their preferred size/build for the February shipment.A2 (‘A-Squared’) was founded in 2016 by AJ Alley, a newbie triathlete in search of an affordable tri bike. The company’s first bike, the Speed Phreak, was launched in 2018. Triathlete.com’s Best Tri Bikes of 2020 said ‘it’s a great way for a beginner or intermediate triathlete to get into something carbon for $3k or under – which is virtually non-existent right now.’www.a2bikes.comlast_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — L.V. Rogers Bombers Top Athletes

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Athletic Department saluted its top athletes for the past high school season recently at a ceremony in the Hangar. Rylee Zondervan and Matti Erickson were selected the top All Around Athletes for the past high school season at the Fairview-based school.Zondervan also was selected the Top Scholar Athlete along with Mike Zarikoff.Outstanding Athlete honours were awarded to Maren Kernan and Relmu Wilson Valdez.Big Block winners included Teigan Barnhart, Matti Ericsson, Maren Kernen, Brynn Belland, Jack Lee, Max Spielman, Bryce Winters. Relmu Wilson- Valdez, Eli Lusted, Rylee Zondervan, Adam Strautman and Skyla Short.Mallards Source for sports would like to salute all the athletes as Team of the Week.last_img read more

Galway U16 ladies through to another All Ireland Final

first_imgIn a keenly contested encounter, both sides contributed brilliantly to an excellent game of football, with Cork first to find the net. Orlaith Roche sent a blazing effort past Galway keeper Alana Griffin in the 20th minute to put Cork 1-5 to 0-6 in front. However, Galway responded with 1-5 unanswered before the break, including Power’s goal, and the Westerners never looked back. Cork were held to just four points in the second half, with Crowley’s 36th minute goal handing Galway a 2-14 to 1-6 lead, before Kelly found the net for the final score of the match. Coilin Duffy reports from Cahir…After the game, Coilin spoke to Galway manager Stephen Hession… print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email HOLDERS Galway will face Meath in the All-Ireland Under 16 ‘A’ Ladies Football Final on July 24th, after last night’s semi-final action. The Galway girls were too strong for Cork, while Meath overcame Cavan 3-12 to 1-8 and the final in two week’s time promises to be a thriller as Galway go for 3 in a row, while Meath look for their first U16 A title since 2009.center_img In Cahir, a strong closing 10 minutes to the first half was key for Galway, as they claimed a 3-20 to 1-9 win over Cork. The sides were tied on five occasions early on, before Galway found an extra gear, with Ellen Power (1-1), Laura Kelly (1-0) and Verona Crowley (1-2) finding the net on the way to a 17-point win. last_img read more

Ilicic given two-match ban

first_imgRoma have been fined €30,000 for ‘territorial discrimination’ chants against Napoli, while Atalanta’s Josip Ilicic receives a two-match ban. The Disciplinary Commission also imposed a partial stadium ban on a sector of the Hellas Verona crowd where racist abuse was clearly audible towards Brescia striker Mario Balotelli. With the same rules, Roma are fined €30,000 and have been put on a warning for a stadium ban after repeated chants of ‘territorial discrimination’ towards Neapolitans. This anti-Southern sentiment is treated the same way in Italy as racism and the game was stopped for several minutes while Roma captain Edin Dzeko urged the fans to stop, a gesture that lowered the punishment Roma would otherwise have received. Meanwhile, the Disciplinary Commission gave Atalanta player Ilicic a two-match ban for unsporting behaviour, as he was sent off for kicking out at an opponent with a reaction foul during the 2-0 defeat to Cagliari. It means Ilicic will miss games against Sampdoria and Juventus. Brescia forward Alessandro Matri was suspended for one game and fined €15,000 for insulting the referee. There are also one-match bans for Roma defender Mert Cetin, SPAL defender Igor and Sassuolo midfielder Pedro Obiang. Bologna director Riccardo Bigon was given a two-game touchline ban and €10,000 fine for insulting the referee. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

a month agoChelsea fought off big Serie A trio to keep hold of Emerson Palmieri

first_imgChelsea fought off big Serie A trio to keep hold of Emerson Palmieriby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea fought off big competition to keep hold of Emerson Palmieri this summer.TMW says Juventus, AC Milan and Inter all made attempts for Emerson in the past summer.The fullback’s involvement in Chelsea’s Europa League title win last season caught the eye of Serie A clubs.But Chelsea’s high valuation – over €25m – and the club’s transfer ban, hindered his possible sale.Emerson is now in advanced talks over a new contract. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

23 days agoJuan Mata wants no Man Utd excuses over AZ Alkmaar pitch

first_imgJuan Mata wants no Man Utd excuses over AZ Alkmaar pitchby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuan Mata says Manchester United can’t use the artificial pitch as an excuse against AZ Alkmaar. The Eredivisie club are unable to play in their own stadium and have had to use Cars Jean Stadion in The Hague, which uses an artificial pitch. United experienced playing Young Boys last season on a similar surface.Mata said: “It’s a completely different game [to Young Boys] but we need to start from the beginning ready for them.”They’re [AZ] used to playing in these conditions and from the beginning they will be dangerous.”We will train today to try and adapt to the pitch and hopefully after the game we can not say it was an excuse and we’ve won the three points.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more