Major Tourism Projects to be Announced in Sectoral Debate

first_imgPhoto: JIS PhotographerTourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, addressing the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association’s (JHTA) 52nd Annual General Meeting at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Hotel, Ocho Rios, St. Ann, on Saturday, June 1. RelatedMajor Tourism Projects to be Announced in Sectoral Debate Major Tourism Projects to be Announced in Sectoral Debate TourismJune 3, 2013Written by: Bryan Miller FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, is slated to announce details of several major projects, being earmarked for implementation within the industry, when he makes his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 12.Speaking at the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association’s 52nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Hotel, in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, on Saturday, June 1, Dr. McNeill pointed out that the projects are expected to be “transformational”, while pointing out that the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) will have a pivotal role in implementing these.“The Tourism Enhancement Fund must be a transformational body. I want to see big projects that make a difference to Jamaica,” he stated, while adding that the TEF’s input will also be outlined during his sectoral presentation.The Minister disclosed, however, that consultations have commenced with stakeholders in Ocho Rios regarding the projects to be undertaken in that area. He pointed out that these talks have gained resonance among the parties with whom the Ministry has been dialoguing.Pointing out that projections for the 2013 summer and winter tourist seasons are “looking good”, Dr. McNeill appealed for continued collaboration among all sector stakeholders, “in the interest of the industry”.“I think our partnership is a really strong and good partnership; and it is something we can use as an example for the entire country, when we are all working together to develop Jamaica, land we love,” he stated.The Minister, however, lamented continuous reports being received about the extent of visitor harassment occurring, particularly in the resort areas, which, he asserted, must be decisively addressed.In this regard, he informed that the Ministry has initiated discussions with several key stakeholders, inclusive of the security forces and the judiciary, to institute measures that will curtail such undesirable behavior.“Over the years we have discussed the issue of harassment in Jamaica, and I have taken the initiative now to address it seriously. We have been having discussions, and we are going to be looking at the issues of anti-harassment. Right now, we are doing some work to this end in Ocho Rios, because it is important,” he disclosed.Dr. McNeill contended that if this scourge is rooted out, Jamaica’s tourism industry will be transformed significantly, resulting in increased visitor arrivals, yielding dividends redounding to the country’s long-term benefitContact: Bryan Miller Advertisementscenter_img RelatedTeam Jamaica Impacting Tourism Sector RelatedGov’t Looking at Registration System for Artistes Major Tourism Projects to be Announced in Sectoral DebateJIS 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 fullscreenPlaylast_img read more

Watch Dopapod’s Awesome Cover Of Ween’s ‘Buckingham Green’

first_imgDopapod is currently crushing it on their fall tour, and a recent stop in Buffalo was no exception. The four-piece prog rockers took The Tralf by storm with an explosion of funky jams and groovy melodies. One highlight of the evening, without question, was the band’s powerful take on Ween’s “Buckingham Green.”Watch Dopapod’s Full Show From Last Weekend’s Throwdown In BrooklynWith the recent confirmation of a forthcoming Ween reunion run in Colorado, this cover couldn’t have been more timely! Check it out below, via Buffalo.FM.Watch: Dopapod Covers Ween’s “Buckingham Green”Setlist: Dopapod at The Tralf, Buffalo, NY – 11/18/15One Set: Give it a Name, 8 Years Ended, Onionhead*@ > Brookline Bridge, Buckingham Green^ > Sonic, Upside of Down, Priorities -> Chim Chim Cher-ee jam# -> Bats in the Cave -> Trapper KeeperE: Weird Charlie Pt. 2 > Weird Charlie Pt. 1*contained Baby You’re a Rich Man teases^Ween cover#from Mary Poppinslast_img read more

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first_imgRUSSIA’S HOPES of building the Moscow – St Petersburg high speed line suffered a heavy blow last month when some provisions of the decree signed by President Yeltsin on September 13 1991 establishing the Russian High Speed Shareholding Co RAO VSM were wiped off the statute book. All that has happened on the ground apart from a symbolic ceremony on July 30 1993 is some work on the new station in St Petersburg. This does not form part of the main project and is funded by a foreign loan with a government guarantee. Dr Igor Kisilev of RAO VSM insisted in mid July that the move ’does not mean the cancellation of the project’.The main difficulty is that traffic between the cities has fallen far short of forecast levels. A report from rail research institute Giprotranstei argues that ’the volume of passenger traffic will only attain the level of 1989 by 2010 if there is constant economic and social development.’ The prospects of that look thin.In the meantime work is progressing on upgrading the existing 650 km line for trains to run at 200 km/h, as achieved to a limited extent with the ER200 high speed train built in the 1970s. About one-third of the line has so far seen track upgrading and improvements to the 3 kV DC catenary; the intention is to complete the work by 2000. By then optic fibre communications links should be installed along the whole route.The aim is to run high speed trains between the two cities in a timing of 4h 20min. Rolling stock is likely to take the form of Sokol trainsets, a prototype for which is reportedly under construction; rolling stock provisions of the 1991 decree remain intact. Among contributing suppliers is SMC Transit, which has developed prototype door assemblies.HIn line with the Russian Railways reform programme, all 17 regional managements are setting up separate companies to run long-distance passenger and commuter services. The first long-distance companies were established on the October, North Caucasian and Kuybishev railways, and the other 14 should be in place by November. The commuter companies are to be set up by December. V Shatayev, Director of the Ministry of Railways’ Passenger Service Department, said in June that accounts for freight and passenger businesses have been kept separately since April 1. olast_img read more

Downtown Country Christmas planned for LaFollette

first_imgBy Charlotte UnderwoodLaFollette City Administrator Jimmy Jeffries (standing) and downtown merchants have announced Downtown Country Christmas festivities for Dec. 6, 13 and 20th from 5 to 7 each day. Christmas sales, gift giveaways and holiday activities are planned for each day. LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Christmas festivities will be held in LaFollette on Dec. 6, 13 and 20th for the first ever Downtown Country Christmas.The event will kick off on Dec. 6 and will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. each Friday leading up to Christmas. Downtown merchants will be hosting a slew of Christmas sales as well as doing drawings for gifts and prizes at each business each week. On the 20th, there will be a grand prize drawing valued at $500. The City will donate the money to the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, which will then spend it on gift cards from down town businesses to be given out on the 20th. You must visit downtown businesses for tickets and be present to win.The LaFollette High School-Community choir will be singing carols on Dec. 6. There will also be a Christmas tree lighting at 6 p.m. at the Christmas tree in town at the Fleet Building.  Another lighting ceremony will be held at Freeman Park shortly after. There will also be caroling on Dec. 13. Nikki Campbell with Smith Ace Hardware said they plan on grilling on the 13th as well.  On Dec. 20, the LaFollette Church of God will present a live nativity scene at the park and Pastor Michael Dent will do a reading of the Christmas Story.Free popcorn, photos with Santa Claus and holiday activities will be available each Friday.Down town LaFollette business owners and city administrator Jimmy Jeffries have held two town hall meetings to discuss ways to spur business for the holidays. According to downtown merchants and the city, business has been off since the construction closing of the lane in front of many of the downtown businesses. The bridge construction is not scheduled to be complete till sometime in May, according to Jeffries.To combat this and to also provide holiday activities for the community, the city and merchants have planned these holiday events on the three Fridays leading up to Christmas.“I know it’s been tough on the merchants, and there’s not been anything we can really do to fix this, so we really hope this helps bring in extra business for the holidays and also gives the citizens something fun to do,” Jeffries said.Flyers with merchant sale information, as well as festivities planned will be printed up and placed downtown and at other local businesses and shops. Information will also be announced on the city’s social media page. WLAF will announce details as they develop on the website, tv and radio.If the events are successful, they could become an annual holiday happening, according to organizers. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/29/2019-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Cho in sparkling form at Emerald

first_img2nd Mike Sanders (6) 39pts3rd Neil Wilkinson (12) 38ptsDiv.2 (16+)1st Richard Talbot (16) 38pts2nd John O’Donoghue (17) 36pts3rd Kenny Hole (18) 33ptsCho Gabryoung.On Monday, with the bad weather still to arrive, the largest turnout of the week headed off to play Emerald.With the numbers playing two divisions were required and in Division 1 Cho Gabr­young had another good day.  He has been recording some excellent scores during his time in Pattaya and at Emerald he produced his best score of the lot and his 41 points was easily good enough to take home the first prize.  The guys in second and third places also recorded excellent scores.  Mike Sanders finished second with 39 points and Neil Wilkinson was third on 38.In Division 2, Richard Talbot, the Roadrunner, put in a tidy sprint to the finishing line and took the gold medal with 38 points.  He was followed home by the old chuffer, retired railwayman John O’Donoghue on 36 points and he in turn was followed home by the man who should be good at golf with a name like Kenny Hole.Tuesday, Oct. 25, Mt. Shadow – Stableford1st Seil Peter (7) 32pts2nd Cho Gabryoung (9) 32pts3rd Derek Thorogood (14) 32ptsOn Tuesday the rain started whilst we were all trying to get the better of Mountain Shadow.  I ended up playing like ten men, nine dead and one dying, and finished last.I have told you before about our mystery man who occasionally comes out of the shadows.  He goes by the name of Seil Peter and on this very damp day at Mountain Shadow he just managed to keep his head above water and beat Cho Gabryoung and Derek Thorogood on count back after all three finished on 32 pts.  After pocketing his ill-gotten gains he slunk back off to the shadows to fight SPECTRE or something.Wednesday, Oct. 26, Parichat – Stableford1st Dinga Doyle (14) 34pts2nd Ian Smith (11) 33pts3rd Billy Allen (19) 30ptsThe TRGG headed off once again to the watery grave known as Parichat on Wednesday.  As if they hadn’t seen enough water this week.  Golfers always like a challenge and occasionally like to see a water fountain where they can cast coins in the water and wish for good luck.  At Parichat they toss golf balls in and wish they had stayed in bed.Richard Talbot.It took the luck of the Irish to conquer this golfing graveyard.  Armed with his rabbit’s foot, lucky heather, four leaf clovers, leprechauns and saying ten hail Mary’s, Dinga Doyle survived to tell the tale of his winning round at Parichat.  He finished just one shot ahead of Ian Smith in second place and the man always down on his luck, Billy Allan, was third.Thursday, Oct. 27, Green Valley – Stableford1st Daryl Ottaway (8) 35pts2nd Lawrence Lee (21) 35pts3rd Mike Rushant (13) 34ptsAt Green Valley on Thursday it was all very tight at the top of the leaderboard where the players were all treading on each other’s toes.  Old Bigfoot Daryl Ottaway managed to use his size to get the better of ever-slim Lawrence Lee and the ever-small Mike Rushant.Friday, Oct. 28, Burapha – Stableford1st Richard Talbot (15) 39pts2nd Ian Smith (11) 38pts3rd Tony Gliddon (14) 37ptsOn Friday at Burapha (A and B courses) it was a case of form an orderly queue please.  Everybody did what they were told and Richard Talbot finished one point ahead of Ian Smith, who in turn finished one up on Tony Gliddon.Everybody returned to the bar where we spent hours and hours watching the torrential rain fall from blackening skies and wondered whether we would ever get home again.  I have to report that we managed to drink our way through the dilemma. Travellers Rest Golf GroupMonday, Oct. 24, The Emerald – StablefordDiv. 1 (0-15)1st Cho Gabryoung (10) 41ptslast_img read more

Cristiano chooses who he thinks will be ‘the best player’ in the future

first_img CEST 06/06/2018 IN SPORT.ES Barcelona’s number ten and the Portuguese striker continue to have their finger on the pulse when it comes to the best player in the world, a rivalry which has stretched over a decade now. Ronaldo, at 33, and Messi, nearly 31, will soon pass the torch onto the new stars of world football. Cristiano has now chosen his successor. Cristiano Ronaldo elige al futuro mejor jugador del mundo Cristiano Ronaldo is jealous of Real Madrid’s interest in Neymar Cristiano Ronaldo, aside from mentioning Asensio, named a group of players who he believes could also be in the running for the title of best footballer in the world.  That group is led by Neymar, although he mentions Kylian Mbappe, Eden Hazard, Marcus Rashford and Ousmane Dembele too. center_img Cristiano Ronaldo’s frustration with Florentino Perez intensifies Cristiano Ronaldo has analysed the panorama of the football world and given his opinion who will lead the new generation of elite footballers. In declarations to ‘World Soccer’ on BeIN Sports France he indicated that his Real Madrid teammate, Marco Asensio, is destined to leave his mark on football and inherit the throne left by Lionel Messi and himself. Upd. at 18:58 RELATED STORIES Adrià Jariegolast_img read more

Argentina edge past Chile to grab the third place in Copa America in a…

first_imgAdvertisement cpesxNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsb332yWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eck( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3e7Would you ever consider trying this?😱3k7Can your students do this? 🌚9tczRoller skating! Powered by Firework Argentina edged past Chile to grab the third position in the Copa America. It was a dramatic encounter where both the captains were sent off following a violent conduct. Argentina took a lead of two goals after the end of the first half. Chile tried to make a come back with a penalty successfully converted by Arturo Vidal. However, they failed to get another goal in the remaining minutes of the match.Advertisement Sergio Aguero scored the first goal of the match at the 12th minute of the match. Lionel Messi passed the ball towards Sergio Aguero and the star centre forward of centre forward Manchester City scored the first goal of the match for Argentina. Paulo Dybala scored the second goal at the 22nd minute of the match. However the first half got fired up with the headbutt of Gary Medel and Lionel Messi. Both the players were shown red cards by the referree. Argentina took the lead of 2 goals after the end of the first half.Advertisement Arturo Vidal scored from the spot at the 59th minute of the match. However they failed to score one more to take the match into the tiebreaker. Argentina finished at the third position in the tournament with this result.Liverpool ease past Porto to storm into the semisAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

NUI Galway Name Team For Walsh Cup Opener

first_imgNUIG’s opening game in the Walsh Cup against Laois has been moved from its original venue of Abbeyleix to Rathdowney with throw in at 2pm. NUI Galway have named their starting fifteen for Sunday’s game with Thirteen from Galway Clubs, Six from Clare and three from Tipperary named in the panel. Cathal Tuohy (Tommie Larkins) (Galway)Barry Fitzpatrick (Sixmilebridge) (Clare)Ger Fennelly (Ballingarry) (Tipperary)Ger Forde (Ardrahan)(Galway)Conor Ryan (Eire-og, Nenagh)(Tipperary)Conor Cleary (Kilmaley)(Clare)Michael Connelly (Liam Mellows)(Galway)Ian Fox (Sarsfields)(Galway)Oisin Donnellan (Feakle)(Clare)Con Smyth (Feakle)(Clare)Sam Conlon (Roscrea)(Tipperary)Gearoid Loughnane (Loughrea)(Galway)Ger Hennelly (Ardrahan) (Galway)Aidan Helebert (Gort)(Galway)Pearse McCrann (Ardrahan) (Galway).Colum Devine (St Josephs Doora Barefield)(Clare)Kevin McHugo (Tommie Larkins)(Galway)Jack Commins (Gort)(Galway)Stephen Whelan (Ardrahan)(Galway)Stephen Barrett (Liam Mellows)(Galway)Shane Moloney (Rahoon/Newcastle)(Galway)Fergus Killeen (Corofin)(Clare)The Management team areTony Ward, Tony Og Regan, Peter Fahy, John ComminsGAA Officer: Michael O Connor.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Panel is:last_img read more

Oileáin Árann Hosts West of Ireland Offshore Racing Event This Weekend

first_imgAction from Last Year’s Races In Lahinch. The wonderful and scenic surroundings of Oileáin Árann will be the host venue for the 2017 West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association (WIORA) races this year with the first races underway tomorrow (Wednesday). For the first time ever, Cumann Huicéirí na Gaillimhe and WIORA have joined forces to organise an event to include both Galway Hookers and modern yachts racing side by side, on Sat 8th July. There will be serious bragging rights up for grabs!Club Seoltóireacht Arainn is unique. As the only Gaeltacht sailing club in Ireland! The club was recognised as a Category 1 Sailing Club by the board of the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) in April 2017. They run very successful Summer sailing courses on Inismór, mainly for the children of adults that were born on the island but now live elsewhere. These kids return to Aran to stay with grandparents and attend these Summer courses. They will also be running swimming lessons in the inner harbour during WIORA week and part of the harbour will be closed off for this event.Through huge voluntary effort, spearheaded by marine related businesses around Galway Bay, and with the permission of Galway County Council, the committee is set to achieve something that government departments has failed to deliver over many decades! They will be installing a 100m marina of floating pontoons in time for the event. Pontoon layout enclosed. No government funding has been provided to fund this pontoon development. This is a really exciting development for the island and has the potential to attract many of the travelling Irish, French and English yachts to tie up at Kilronan as they make the trip up the west coast. It also provides an excellent facility for future regattas to be run on the island.WIORA Aran 2017 is expected to see a revival of the fortunes of this event, following the economic crash, with up to 50 yachts racing and another 30 cruising yachts attending the event as observers. We expect up to 500 sailors on Inishmor all week long!This is the 40th anniversary of an overnight race to Kilronan, run by Galway Bay Sailing Club (GBSC). Back in 1977, the commodore of GBSC was FF minister Bobby Molloy who regularly raced his yacht to Aran. The late ex-minister remains very popular in Aran for his tireless work to develop the islands. To commemorate the event, the WIORA committee has decided to dedicate a race to his memory. His widow, Phyllis, is traveling to the islands for the weekend to present the race winner prize at the Saturday night prizegiving.Cormac MacDonnacha is the head of the organizing committee for WIOR. He Spoke to John MulliganAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The Racing continues until Saturday.Action from Last Year’s Races In Lahinch.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img The West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association (WIORA) is an association made up of some 12 sailing clubs with racing fleets from Donegal to Kerry. The annual yacht racing championships are normally held in one of the bigger clubs along the west coast every year. However, for the first time ever, the members of WIORA voted in 2015 to award the hosting of the 2017 event to the fledgling outfit, Club Seoltóireacht Árainn.last_img read more

Four NUIG players selected as ‘Rising Stars’

first_imgFour NUI Galway footballers will be honoured on Monday night week in Croke Park for their efforts in this year’s Sigerson Cup campaign. Goalkeeper Tadgh O’Malley (Leitir Mor), Sean Mulkerrin (Oilean Arainn), Enda Tierney (Oughterard) and Damian Comer (Annaghdown) were selected as Electric Ireland Rising Stars for their performances in the 2018 HE GAA Championships. Comhairle Ardoideachais will be inviting the four NUI Galway stars to the presentation of the Awards in the Players’ Lounge, Croke Park on Monday April 16th at 7pm. NUIGalway GAA officer Michael O Connor has congratulated the four NUI Galway players on their huge effort over the last college season in a valiant effort to bring home the Sigerson cup to the college for the first time since 2003. All four Galway students have came through the college system from fresher level up to senior level. Damian Comer is the current Galway senior football captain who qualified for the Allianz football final last Sunday.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more