10 months agoMourinho blamed for delays over Man Utd technical director hire

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Mourinho blamed for delays over Man Utd technical director hireby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho is being blamed for the delays at Manchester United over their intention to appoint a first ever technical director.The Independent says United have no plans to replace Mourinho at present and remain supportive. However, there is growing frustration at United, with one discussion centring on whether Mourinho wants the club to appoint a director of football and what the remit would be.United want to make the appointment, which would be the first in their history, and accept that it is now a necessary role and they are out of step with their rivals.While Mourinho is not believed to be against the idea there is a belief that it will be hard to make an appointment that he will be satisfied with.It may mean that United have to delay their plans until Mourinho leaves – whether that is next summer, or even before then, or when his deal (which he has the option to extend for another 12 months) – expires in 2020.It is even understood that some candidates to be director of football are unsure as to whether they would want to take over at present. last_img read more

10 months agoAndros Townsend in line for new Crystal Palace deal

first_imgAndros Townsend in line for new Crystal Palace dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAndros Townsend is in line for a new deal at Crystal Palace.The Sun says Townsend will be handed a contract extension to reward his stunning form.The 27-year-old has started every Premier League game this season and scored a goal-of-the-season contender with a screamer in the win at Manchester City.Townsend has two full-seasons on his current deal but Roy Hodgson, who handed him his England debut in 2013, views him as a key player for the future.The Palace winger wants his future secured as he is pushing for an England recall after missing out on the World Cup last summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

22 days agoAston Villa boss Dean Smith says Wesley will come good

first_imgAston Villa boss Dean Smith says Wesley will come goodby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa boss Dean Smith has backed new striker Wesley to be a success at Villa Park.Wesley had a disappointing performance against Burnley last week.“His performance wasn’t great on Saturday against Burnley and he was the first to admit that to me afterwards as well when I went through his clips with him,” Smith said.“But what I’ve seen in training this week has been a reaction, he’s trained very well this week and he’ll be the first to go out there and try to prove people wrong.“It’s a tough job as a lone striker and he was up against two street-wise centre-backs in James Tarkowksi and Ben Mee, both very strong and street-wise centre-halves who can give a lot of centre forwards problems in this league.“I think that they got the upper hand on [Wesley] early on in the game and he showed his frustrations a little bit during the game, but he’ll learn from that. “He’s a young striker, still only 22 and he’ll get better and better.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

USWNT star Lloyd hits 55-yard field goal

first_imgU.S. women’s national team star Carli Lloyd could have a job waiting for her in the NFL when her soccer playing days are done.  The USWNT midfielder stopped by Philadelphia Eagles practice on Tuesday and took her turn trying to knock down field goals for the 2018 Super Bowl Champions.  It turned out to be an impressive display from Lloyd, who knocked through several attempts with room to spare.   Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The highlight of the day was the 37-year-old burying a 55-yarder, a distance that can be trying for even the best in the NFL.  Now that we have your attention, here’s a 55-yarder! pic.twitter.com/7k2WeQNUso — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 20, 2019 And to her credit, she did not hit an upright, which is more than many NFL kickers can say.What did you expect? She’s a World Champion. @CarliLloyd | #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/kIwHOABMKa — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 20, 2019 Lloyd, who also plays for Sky Blue in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), spoke about her experience after practice. “I’m really impressed with all these guys,” she said in a video on Twitter. “It’s awesome to be here, looking forward to the season and fly Eagles fly!” #FlyEaglesFly at the @USWNT parade #FlyEaglesFly at today’s practice @CarliLloyd knows pic.twitter.com/vUwGtFYWX6 — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 20, 2019 Lloyd is a two-time Women’s World Cup champion, a three-time Olympian and two-time Olympic gold medalist.  She sits joint-eighth in all-time Women’s World Cup goals with 10 over the course of her sterling career. But this was not her first time at an NFL training camp.  Back in 2015, when Lloyd was playing for the Houston Dash, she famously went to Houston Texans training camp as well.  At the time the Texans were being featured on the HBO series “Hard Knocks”, with Lloyd making a cameo for a kicking competition with now-retired defensive lineman and a man not known for his kicking abilities, Vince Wilfork. World Cup Champion @CarliLloyd vs. 325lb @Wilfork75 .Field Goal Contest?!Yup. It happened. #HardKnocks http://t.co/tWcUh5M5SK — NFL (@NFL) September 8, 2015 Lloyd and Sky Blue have had their struggles in league play this season and will be hoping to turn things in the right direction when they take on her former team Houston on Saturday.last_img read more

Freshman College Football Player Dies In Car Accident

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonA freshman college football player has died in a car accident this weekend.Johnathon Gilmore, a freshman tight end for Winston-Salem State, reportedly died in a car accident on Saturday afternoon.The freshman football player had gone back home to watch his high school team play.The 6-foot-4 tight end was a Fayetteville, Ark. native.From Journal Now:Coach Kienus Boulware of the Rams said he was scrambling around on Sunday afternoon trying to find out details.“He wasn’t just a good kid, he was a great kid,” Boulware said after hearing the news that Gilmore had died. “He had just texted me last week about setting up a meeting because he wanted to know what he could do this off-season to become better.”This is the second WSSU player to die this year. Najee Baker, a defensive end, died after being shot at a party at Wake Forest in January.Fighting back tears, Boulware said: “We are in the process of reaching out to this family but we are all devastated by this news.”Our thoughts are with his family and friends.May he rest in peace.last_img read more

Colorado Has Reportedly Made A Head Coaching Hire

first_imgA general view of Colorado's football field during a game.BOULDER, CO – NOVEMBER 03: A general view of the stadium as the Stanford Cardinal face the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on November 3, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. The Cardinal defeated the Buffaloes 48-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)One head coaching vacancy will reportedly be filled in the very near future. According to Georgia’s Rivals site, Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker has reportedly agreed to become the next head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes.Colorado fired former head coach Mike MacIntyre after back-to-back 5-7 seasons. The unanimous Coach of the Year in 2016, MacIntyre received a hefty contract extension in early 2017.Despite the coaching success that season, the Buffaloes under-performed after a hot start to the 2018 campaign. As such, the program decided to make a move.Mel Tucker emerged as the favorite to land the job, and it’s now being reported that he’s agreed to coach Colorado.Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker has agreed to become the new head coach at Colorado, UGASports has learned.It’s the first head coaching opportunity for Tucker, who has led a stout defense at Georgia for the past three seasons.Stay tuned for more coaching news.[UGA Sports]last_img read more

3rd Test, Day 5: India create Boxing Day history after brief rain scare

first_imgOther Galleries 4 images Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Free Fire India Today League: Team Nawabzade win final and Rs 8.5 Lakh 4 images Thu, 10 Oct, 2019 IND vs SA, 2nd Test: Mayank Agarwal hundred put India on top on Day 1Other Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoSportsCricketSportsCricketGallery Image: Image: Credit/Source: ReutersCaption: India picked up the last two Australian wickets on Sunday to register a historic win at the MCGSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: APCaption: Indian pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami have reigned supreme in 2018Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: APCaption: Australia have a lot of work to do ahead of the fourth and final Test, stating January 3 in SydneySyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: ReutersCaption: Virat Kohli was not able to hide his emotions after India’s historic win at the MCGSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: ReutersCaption: Jasprit Bumrah won the Man of the Match award for picking up nine wickets in the matchSyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Credit/Source: APCaption: A considerable amount of India fans had turned up to watch India create history at the MCG on SundaySyndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Tags: India vs AustraliaBoxing Day TestVirat KohliMCG TestJasprit BumrahTim PainePat CumminsSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticleShort description: India vs Australia, 3rd Test: India picked up the last two Australian wickets and clinched their first-ever Boxing Day Test win in Australia after a brief rain scare in Melbourne on Sunday.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5c289e61972221546165857_1419990_editCommentContent Publish date: Sunday, December 30, 2018 – 15:45Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY2NzYiLCIxMjA4NTIxIiwiMTIwNjU1MCJdLCJjYXRlZ29yeSI6WyIxMjA4NTYxIiwiMTIwNzAzNSJdLCJzdWJfY2F0ZWdvcnkiOm51bGwsInN1Yl9zdWJfY2F0ZWdvcnkiOm51bGwsInN1Yl9zdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJwcmltYXJ5X2NhdGVnb3J5IjoiMTIwNjU1MCJ9770x433:last_img read more

India vs Australia: Mohammed Siraj most expensive Indian bowler on ODI debut

first_imgIndia vs Australia: Mohammed Siraj most expensive Indian bowler on ODI debut2nd ODI in Adelaide, India (97/1 in 17 overs; Rohit Sharma 40*, Virat Kohli 20*), need 202 runs more vs Australia (298/9 in 50 overs). Mohammed Siraj conceded 76 runs off his full quota of 10 overs during the ongoing second ODI between India and Australia on Tuesday.advertisement Rohan Sen AdelaideJanuary 15, 2019UPDATED: January 15, 2019 14:23 IST Mohammed Siraj became the 225th player to represent India in ODIs (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMohammed Siraj conceded 76 runs off his full quota of 10 overs without taking a wicketSiraj’s economy rate of 7.60 is the worst by an Indian bowler on debut in ODIsKarsan Ghavri holds the Indian record for conceding the most runs on ODI debut – 83 in 11 oversAustralia vs India 2nd ODI in AdelaideFull ScorecardBrief Scores: India (97/1 in 17 overs; Rohit Sharma 40*, Virat Kohli 20*), need 202 runs more vs Australia (298/9 in 50 overs).Fast bowler Mohammed Siraj had a horror debut for India in ODI cricket on Tuesday as Australia posted a challenging total after opting to bat first at the Adelaide Oval.Siraj went wicketless in his full quota of 10 overs and conceded 76 runs in the process, which is the second-worst debut for an Indian bowler. Karsan Ghavri holds the record for conceding 83 runs in 11 overs on his ODI debut against England at the Lord’s cricket ground in 1975.Siraj, who came into the team as a replacement for Jasprit Bumrah, was subjected to numerous trolls on social media after his performance with the ball.The 24-year-old Hyderabad pacer, who was included in the playing XI in this game in place of Khaleel Ahmed, also recorded the worst economy rate (7.60) by an Indian bowler on debut beating Ghavri’s 7.54.But he wasn’t the only bowler who suffered at the hands of the Aussie batsmen in the match as the hosts posted a challenging 298 for 9 in their full quota of 50 overs after Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to bat.For Australia, Shaun Marsh followed up by his half-century in the first game by smashing 131 runs off 123 balls with 11 boundaries and three sixes. This was his seventh hundred in the format.Marsh was ably supported by Glenn Maxwell, who made a 37-ball 48, as the duo added 94 runs for the sixth wicket. Before that Marsh had three fifty-run partnerships with Usman Khawaja (21), Peter Handscomb (20) and Marcus Stoinis (29).advertisementA cracking pull shot from Shaun Marsh for his first boundary of the arvo.Stream live via Kayo HERE: https://t.co/3fNQjC4Hmh #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/2f1onbmxugcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 15, 2019For the visitors, Bhuvneshwar starred with the ball picking up four wickets, while Shami also contributed well with three scalps. Besides the excellent run out of Khawaja, left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja also picked up one wicket.Kuldeep Yadav also struggled to stem the flow of runs and conceded runs at a strike rate of 6.60 without taking a wicket.Earlier in the day, Siraj became the 225th ODI player for India.Siraj had made three T20I appearances for India back in November of 2017 against New Zealand. He took three wickets from those games at an average of 49.33 and an economy rate of 12.33.Siraj has been top form with the ball in domestic cricket. In his last Ranji Trophy for Hyderabad against Punjab, he picked up seven wickets. He had also put in good performances against New Zealand A last year.Also Read | India vs Australia Live Score, 2nd ODI in AdelaideAlso Read | Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan 4th opening pair to go past 4000 runsAlso Read | Dhoni quick as a wink, Jadeja on fire in Adelaide heatFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Mohammed SirajFollow India vs AustraliaFollow Adelaide ODIFollow Mohammed Siraj debutlast_img read more

A bloody carnage: Bangladesh team’s Indian support staff recalls Christchurch horror

first_imgA bloody carnage: Bangladesh team’s Indian support staff recalls Christchurch horrorBangladesh cricket team’s Performance Analyst Shrinivas Chandrasekaran recalled the Christchurch mosque shooting, saying that “initially they didn’t even realise that it was a terror attack”.advertisement Press Trust of India ChristchurchMarch 15, 2019UPDATED: March 15, 2019 15:32 IST Shrinivas Chandrasekaran said all the Bangladesh players and support staff are in a state of shock (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSA gunman opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch on FridayBangladesh cricket team was arriving for prayers when the shooting occurredShrinivas Chandrasekaran, Bangladesh’s Performance Analyst, said the team was in shockThe plan was to offer the Friday namaaz and then head for practice. But the Bangladesh players ended up praying for their own lives as they narrowly escaped a terror attack inside a mosque close to the Hagley Oval ground in New Zealand’s Christchurch.The team bus was barely metres away from the scene of the carnage when the players first heard gunshots. Moments later they saw a woman collapse. Some of the players wanted to help the distressed woman, but just then they saw a horde of petrified worshippers pouring out of the mosque, some of them covered in blood.”We couldn’t react initially. In such a horror situation, your brain automatically freezes as you are terrified. That’s exactly happened to all of us,” Bangladesh cricket team’s Performance Analyst Shrinivas Chandrasekaran, who was in the bus, told PTI over telephone from the team hotel in Christchurch.New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden later announced that 40 people were killed and more than 20 injured in the attack, claimed by a 28-year-old white Australian who is in police custody.Shrinivas, a Mumbai-based software engineer who works as a video analyst with the Bangladesh team said that initially they didn’t even realise that it was a terror attack.”It was a few metres away from the mosque and we suddenly heard gunshots. Neither the players nor me initially realised what was happening. Suddenly we saw this woman fainting on the road. We thought it was a medical emergency and some of the boys wanted to get down from the bus and help the lady,” said Shrinivas, his voice still quivering as he recalled the the team’s close shave.advertisement”However, we realised that it was something much bigger than what we had thought. We saw people running for their lives and blood everywhere and suddenly we were all told to lie down quietly on the floor of the bus. I don’t know for how many minutes we lay on the floor of the bus. Once we understood, everyone was calm and did what was told,” said Shrinivas.It was some time before the police arrived and they were escorted out of the backdoor of the team bus and taken to the ground.”It is obvious that all the players and support staff are in a state of shock. They are all too shocked to react.”Shrinivas, who earlier worked with IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad and joined the Bangladesh cricket team in 2018, thanked both the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) as well as New Zealand Cricket (NZC) for their prompt reaction.”We all are waiting to return home. The players will be leaving for Bangladesh and I am also waiting for my return ticket to India,” he said.Also Read | Shocking and tragic: Virat Kohli reacts to Christchurch mosques terror attackFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow BangladeshFollow New ZealandFollow christchurch mosque shootingslast_img read more

World Cup final was both the best and worst day of my cricketing life: Martin Guptill

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 23, 2019UPDATED: July 23, 2019 13:35 IST Martin Guptill stayed motionless with his head sulking after the World Cup final ended in defeat for New Zealand (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland were declared winners of the World Cup on boundary count after the match and Super Over were tiedMartin Guptill was involved in the controversial overthrow incident with Ben Stokes in the World Cup final at Lord’sGuptill endured a terrible time at CWC 19 with just 186 runs from 10 ODIsMartin Guptill finally opened up on the epic Cricket World Cup 2019 final match, describing the England-New Zealand clash as the best and worst day of his career.The New Zealand opener was involved in probably two of the most important moments of the July 14 final at Lord’s, the result of which was eventually decided on boundary count after both the teams could not be separated after the end of the allotted 100 overs and the subsequent Super Overs.”Hard to believe it’s been a week since that incredible Final at Lords. I think it was both the best and worst day of my cricketing life! So many different emotions, but mainly proud to represent New Zealand and play for the Black Caps alongside a great group of mates. Thank you to everyone for all your support, it has been amazing,” Guptill said in an emotional Instagram post on Tuesday.At the fag end of the final of the World Cup 2019, England had looked down and out as New Zealand’s death bowlers seemed to have created a vice-like grip over the match, not giving Ben Stokes room to hit the big shots.advertisementIn the final over of England’s chase with the team needing 9 to win off 3 balls, Guptill’s throw from deep mid-wicket region struck a diving Ben Stokes’s bat on the full at the striker’s end and the ball raced away to the boundary behind the wicketkeeper. Thus, instead of 2 runs, England got awarded 6 bringing the equation down to 3 required off 2 balls – a much more achievable target, even though Trent Boult ensured a tie.When the match went into the Super Over, Guptill found himself on the field again but this time he had the responsibility to score 16 off 6 balls to bring New Zealand home their maiden World Cup. On the last delivery of the Super Over Guptill was on strike with his side needing 2 off 1 but he only managed to dig out Jofra Archer’s full delivery to Jason Roy at deep mid-wicket. As he scampered for the 2nd run, Roy’s throw found Jos Buttler’s gloves at the striker’s end, who dislodged the stumps in a flash. Guptill desperately dived to cross the crease but was found well short when the bails were dislodged bringing an end to a crazy Lord’s evening.As the England players celebrated in ecstasy, Guptill stayed motionless with his head sulking trying to make sense of what had just transpired. Soon he was being comforted by his teammates and even Chris Woakes came up to him to offer words of encouragement.When the dust finally settled on the exhilarating Lord’s evening, Guptill wouldn’t be faulted for still wondering what went on with him at World Cup 2019. He couldn’t have imagined the events of the past 6 weeks before, but he is sure to be revisited by them for a long time to come.Also Read | Martin Guptill’s World Cup story: Poor run with the bat, crucial run-outs and a heartbreaking overthrowAlso Read | Didn’t want to feel the pain and regret of losing another final: Jos ButtlerAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Stokes asked umpire to take off four overthrows during final, claims AndersonFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Martin GuptillFollow England vs New ZealandFollow World Cup 2019 World Cup final was both the best and worst day of my cricketing life: Martin GuptillMartin Guptill was involved in probably two of the most important moments of the Cricket World Cup final at Lord’s, the result of which was eventually decided on boundary count in favour of England.advertisementlast_img read more

(Re)open for business: A Q & A with Portland’s Winn Perry & Co.

first_img The Business of Delivering Booze to Your Door, According to Drizly’s Founders The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. Editors’ Recommendations Why Every Man Should Care About Slow Fashion Agave-Adjacent Spirits Like Sotol Are Worth Your Attention Portland’s West End isn’t what it once was. Whereas an unfortunate dearth of local menswear shops once characterized the bustling downtown district, a bevy of dapper and high-quality retail stores have blossomed amid the city’s growing thirst for locally-sourced and American-made goods. Spruce Apothecary and Danner, Oregon’s iconic foot brand, both recently-opened shops in downtown’s Union Way. Poler and leather-toting Tanner Goods followed in suite, and the classically like-minded Self Edge wasn’t far behind. However, Winn Perry & Co. was a different kind of dapper before co-owner Jordan Sayler closed its doors in 2011 to pursue a merchandising and product development job elsewhere. It was one of the first Portland stores to feature remarkable craftsmanship specifically catered toward the value-conscious man who opts for quality over quantity, and one of the few to bring a classically-elegant approach to fashion into the modern era. And fortunately for Portland, Winn Perry & Co. is once again open for business — this time west of the dividing Willamette River and a mere stone’s throw from the aforementioned retailers.Nestled between a juice bar and one of Portland’s landmark record stores, the new location is much like the living room you never had. The space is compact and sparse, delicately highlighted with a handpicked selection of homemade furniture and a collection of beautiful canes culled from business partner Kurt Foster’s personal collection, or more so his grandfather’s. Levi’s Vintage Clothing denim and a range of Alden shoes dapple the left-hand wall, while a healthy assortment of Tory Leather belts and handcrafted accessories — Bear & Son pocketknives, Abbeyhorn oxhorn tumblers, English Hunter’s Flasks, etc. — litter the center table. Other classical-tuned and tasteful apparel adorns the shelves, including a swath of custom, 7-oz cotton jerseys that are knit, cut, and sewn locally by the last remaining cotton knitting mill in Portland (Columbiaknit). Like the store’s custom-specified oxford shirts and flannel, the crews are reliably crafted with special attention to detail, sporting double-needle stitching and a taped jersey neck for added durability. Elsewhere in the store, a vinyl record player basks beneath a hand-carved cuckoo clock, readily poised to blast Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Green River or Johnny Cash’s Orange Blossom Special (two of Sayler’s favorites at the moment).The Manual recently sat down with 28-year-old Sayler to discuss his fashion philosophy, his new brick-and-mortar store, and what the future of Winn Perry & Co. holds for the Portland native.The Manual: How did Winn Perry & Co. originally begin?Jordan Sayler: We originally opened in 2008 on the east side of Portland. We shared a space with Duchess at the time, a retailer specializing in custom clothing and wedding apparel, so the original idea was to supply off-the-rack clothing — belts, shoes, shirts, etc. — to go hand-in-hand with the custom suiting. We shared the building with Duchess for two years, before we moved next door into a small space and I began to venture out on my own. I then closed the store in 2011 to take a job with Schoolhouse Electric, retailing out some of the old merchandise online for awhile before shifting my focus to other things.M: So, why reopen now?JS: There wasn’t any one, “aha” moment. Kurt and I had been discussing things to do together for a long time since we were both involved in clothing and I was still in contact with a lot of my old vendors — many of whom I had made friendships with were continually pressing me to open the store back up so they could have someone in Portland. From there, it organically grew into something new, something reliant on conversations between Kurt and I and what we wanted to do. It just seemed like the right time. [Note: Foster is currently the Senior Global Merchandiser at New Zealand-based apparel company, Icebreaker, and has been so for the past six years].M: How did you originally get involved in men’s style and fashion?JS: While at Portland State University, I did the stereotypical Portland thing: I screen printed out of my garage. I screen printed a lot of things, but mostly band t-shirts and those for coffee shops. Between screen printing and doing a little graphic design work on the side using Adobe Illustrator, I just began garnering a greater interest in quality clothing. Local production and products made in the U.S. have always been appealing to me. You can get quality goods anywhere, but I’ve always  been personally interested in supporting the people closest to me (or as close as possible). The United States has been an important manufacturer over the last 150 years and I believe it’s important to keep that tradition alive in some regard, even if we’re not always the bastion of apparel manufacturing we once were. It’s an important skill set to keep within our country, so I try to work with U.S. manufactures and product whenever possible. It’s just something that’s always made sense in my head.M: What’s the main thread underlying Winn Perry & Co.’s stock?JS: We strive for high-quality, well-made  menswear people can love and hold on to for a long time in their closet. We don’t believe in disposable goods, and we try to take an updated sensibility to classic garments, whether it’s tailored for a man who is 18 years old or 70. We have a specific taste catered to the Pacific Northwest and the climate. We do special make-ups on our shoes [styles made exclusively for individual retailers] so they’re built to last if they get wet, and because Portland rarely exhibits extreme seasons, most of our garments can be comfortably worn fall through summer. You can see a guy wearing jeans and a nice shirt four seasons of the year. Flannel may change into a broadcloth or a poplin blend, but as far as clothing clothes, you can keep the same things year round.M: How has the Portland’s fashion scene changed over the past few years?JS: Well, there’s been a greater interest in men taking more care regarding the things they’re wearing. They want to be more knowledgeable, they want to take more thought about who’s producing the things they buy and where the apparel is coming from. When it comes to lifestyle brands, it’s not so much about the product as it is the values beyond it, from the production to the story behind it. In my mind, lifestyle is more in regard to the values and everything that’s involved with that actual company. And people can relate to that.M: What are some of your favorite items in the store?JS: I’m always incredibly partial to the Alden shoes, but that’s always been a favorite of mine. However, the thing nearest and dearest to my heart — because I had a hand in every part of its production — is the custom-made t-shirts we make. We design the fit and styling of the entire garment, and the fabric and constriction is developed and made right here in Portland. I wear them everyday.M: What’s next for Winn Perry & Co.?JS: We’re definitely going to be rounding out our merchandise selection for the fall, but as far as clothing is concerned, we hope to add more outerwear and knitwear. I’d also love to start doing more local production of our own items, opposed to relying on local and national manufacturers, starting with belts and wallets. It may be a but further down the line, but that’s something I enjoy doing.Check out the Winn Perry & Co. website for further information and to shop online — or if in Portland — head over the shop’s brick-and-mortar store on SW 9th Ave., directly off W. Burnside. You Can Rent Jimmy Chin’s Personal Camper Van last_img read more

Deschutes Brewery Barrel Program

first_img The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens Editors’ Recommendations Jameson Releases Two New Caskmates Editions Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon, makes some of the biggest and most exciting barrel-aged beers in the country. We talked to barrel master Ryan Schmiege about the risks and reward of sitting on beer for years. His position in Bend affords him the opportunity to taste beer in all the stages of its life, but with a critical eye toward risks and off flavors that could threaten his casks at any time. He shared thoughts on the process, aging, blending, and even told us about an upcoming brew you can only find at the Deschutes pubs and tasting room.Barrel aging beers has become ubiquitous among craft breweries in recent years, but Deschutes has been at it for a while, could you talk about it how and when that process started?For Deschutes, barrel aging really began with Mirror Mirror and The Abyss; so that means 2005, as both of them were first released in 2006.  At that time the brewery’s founder, Gary Fish, was asking the brewers to take more risks.  He wanted to use ingredients that other brewers weren’t using, to push boundaries of styles and flavor profiles that would really excite our fans.  Barrel aging fit into that scenario very well.  We have maintained the attitude of pushing boundaries ever since, from R&D phases right through to production products.You went through a big expansion into a new space in the last couple of years, has that expanded the program’s reach?Absolutely.  Just over two years ago we moved our barrel aging to a warehouse a couple miles across Bend from our main brewery; we simply couldn’t fit it all on site.  At that time we had roughly one thousand casks.  Today, we have about thirty-five hundred casks comprised mostly of whisky and Oregon pinot. We also use a fair amount of new American and new Oregon oak and we have barrels that previously held Tempranillo, Cabernet, Malbec, Muscat, Sauternes and other wines; even Sherry.  We’ve expanded into Cognac, Rum and Tequila too.All of this allows us to produce a wide variety of barrel aged beers. Some of those beers don’t get sold outside of our public houses, while there are others that we try to have reach our entire sales footprint.Do you find yourself being able to craft more new and interesting beers, or does most of your time go towards refining the beers people are already familiar with?Barrel aging, as with most elements of craft brewing, is an ever evolving process.  We do a great deal of experimentation with the intent of learning and discovering.At the same time, we are always looking for potential ways to improve more widely familiar beers such as those you mention and even those that don’t hit oak.  We have no sacred cows, so to speak.  If we can improve our flagship brands like Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Black Butte Porter, then we’re going to do it.  One of our core values is, “Do our best and next time do it better.”There are risks involved in barrel aging, not the least of which is deferred profits on beers with big upfront cost like barleywines. How do you mitigate these risks and ensure a quality product from 6 months to 4 years out?It begins with very good brewing practices, which means clean and sanitary.  We take very good care in cleaning all of our equipment; piping, pumps, tanks, hoses, etc.Throughout the beer’s time in oak we do both lab and sensory analysis periodically.  Flavor tells us a lot and what can appear as small changes in lab analytics can also tell us a lot about the development.Just prior to packaging we bottle condition our products. This means we add back a specified amount of yeast and fermentable sugar so that there is a small re-fermentation in the package.  This adds additional carbonation, helps consume the small amount of oxygen that is incorporated in the packaging process and assists in a longer shelf life for the beer.Generally speaking a higher alcohol content helps these beers age as well.  The bottom line is nothing lasts forever.  These beers as well as all others, change with age.  Likewise no two people have the same taste buds, so while I may love an Abyss that is 5 years old you may prefer it to have less age.One of my favorite days of the year is the Abyss release specifically because our pubs serve sample trays with 5 to 6 different years or releases of Abyss.  Tasting that many releases side by side is a great experience.One of the reserve series beers that’s a little different is Green Monster. What’s the story behind that beer?When the organic beer craze hit craft we got in the game like many other brewers.  We made a beer called Green Lakes Organic Amber.  During the course of brewing one day some non-organic malt was put into a batch of Green Lakes, which therefore meant it was not an organic product.Rather than releasing it anyway without saying anything or dumping the batch, we isolated it. After primary fermentation we put it into some unoccupied wine casks to sour it.  We didn’t know much about souring at that time, so we thought it was a good opportunity to learn.  Its nick-name was Green Monster from the onset.We just left it alone for 3 years, tasting it occasionally.  Finally we found most of it to be in a place we were happy with.  It took about  seven of us no less than five  individual tastings of each cask to determine the final blend.I think it was Gary Fish who at one point said something to the effect of, “If half the consumers love this beer and half the consumers hate this beer, then we’ve done it perfectly.”  In the end the split was damn close to 50/50 on some of the ratings sites.What differentiates the anniversary Black Butte Porter from the year-round version?A lot.  On the very basic level our anniversary releases are imperial versions of the year round Black Butte Porter.  On another level about 30% of the beer gets aged for one year in freshly dumped whisky barrels.  That’s about where the commonality between each of the six releases that have already occurred end.  We change elements of the Anniversary Black Butte Porter every year.  We’ve added coffee, cocoa nibs, pasilla negro peppers, oranges, pomegranate molasses, medjool dates, mission figs, black currants, cranberries and more, sometimes together.  We blended in a kettle soured batch for our 25th Release.  Our 27th anniversary, this coming June, is sure to be a winner as well.There’s a new reserve series beer later this year as well, right?The Specialist will be the fourth in a series of limited release beers that come from our public house breweries.  The same base recipe gets brewed at each pub and goes into oak barrels.  Those barrels later get blended back together and packaged at our production brewery and are then sold exclusively at each pub and our production brewery’s tasting room.  You can’t get them anywhere else.The Specialist, at its essence, is an imperial bitter. We have made a couple of different award winning bitters  through the years and they are still loved by our loyal customers, specifically at our original Bend Oregon Public House.  So, Veronica Vega our Assistant Brewmaster there and Ben Kehs our Assistant Brewmaster in Portland created this beer and aged it in bourbon, pinot and sherry casks.  The result is a lightly earthy, oaky, balanced, malt forward beer with woody notes, bourbon compliments, a very light acidity and elements of dried fruit.Reserve series beers from Deschutes are available at the brewpubs and tasting room, and find them near you by using the Deschutes beer finder. 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall Goose Island Releases 2019 Bourbon County Stout Lineup last_img read more

Straight Outta Portland: The Shwood X Widmer Brothers Kit

first_img How 2 Noma Alumni Brought Their Flavorful Spirits Line to the United States 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts Ah Portland, the land of Pok Pok, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, The Manual’s home office, and Shwood and Widmer Bros. The last two, an eyewear company and a microbrewery, recently joined forces for a collaboration that was only made in an edition of 200 that showcases both of their strengths: the Shwood X Widmer Brothers Kit. In it are a pair of Canby Widmer sunglasses, and a bottle of Skipsaw Upheaval IPA packaged in a specially numbered crate made just for the partnership. We quizzed Josh Fulfs, brand manager at Shwood about the collaboration, who designed the custom beer bottle, and more.An eyewear and brewing company collaboration seems like an odd pairing. How did this come about?Both Shwood Eyewear and Widmer Brothers share Portland roots and craft our products here in this town. We’ve admired and respected each other’s work for a long time and the time was finally right to work on a project together. We felt that, together, we could make a great product that had never existed before.How did you go about deciding what the sunglasses would look like?Through a lot of trials and experimentation. We’ve liked the look of skip-sawn wood (sometimes used in flooring or furniture for a rustic look) and this project seemed like the perfect chance to utilize that texture. We also knew we wanted to incorporate Widmer’s beer into the sunglasses, so we decided that the best way to do that in the staining process, which is what gives the sunglasses their rich brown color.Even the beer is custom for the collaboration. Who designed the label?We worked with Portland-based illustrator Jake Hollomon to create the custom label. We incorporated woodworking, beer making, and Portland elements into what we feel is a pretty great embodiment of the collaboration. It was screen printed directly onto the bottle (no paper label!) by Widmer’s bottling partner.Describe the person who makes the perfect recipient of this kit.This kit is made for the person who enjoys unique and high-quality products. A passion for craft beer and/or sunglasses would be an added bonus.Are there any future collaborations like this coming up?We are always working on our next big project. We have several exciting new collaborations coming up during 2015 that we can’t wait to share. Keep an eye out! For more information on The Shwood X Widmer Brothers Kit, visit shwoodshop.com. The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less Editors’ Recommendations The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain The Lazy Man’s Guide on How to Make Hard Apple Ciderlast_img read more

Tsukemen: A Secret, Life-Affirming Form of Ramen Waits for You in a Tokyo Train Station

first_imgRamen, glorious ramen: The food that sees us through the good, the bad, the lean times, the lazy times… When in Japan, indulge in as much ramen as you can because it’s a truly spectacular meal when done right. But leave some room; there’s a secret dish, still somewhat unknown outside of Japan, that all food lovers must try: tsukemen. And there’s only place to go to get it: the basement of the Tokyo train station.Like all great things, ramen’s origins are a bit mysterious, but according to Hiroshi Osaki, a man with perhaps the greatest job title ever — “Ramen Expert” —the first truly specialized ramen shop opened in 1910. It wasn’t until 1958 that we got instant ramen noodles and college kids everywhere were saved from starvation. Turns out the 1950s were a big decade for ramen. Kazuo Yamagishi invented tsukemen at 17 while apprenticing at a ramen restaurant in Tokyo in 1951. The story goes that Yamagishi saw a man dipping some noodles into a cup of soup and a culinary event was sparked. By 1961, Yamagishi added his new dish to his menu but called it “special morisoba,” which consisted of a bowl of cold soba noodles and a bowl of hot soup to dip them in. Tsukemen differs from traditional ramen in two big ways: the noodles and soup are served separately, and the broth for tsukemen is thicker to better coat the noodles dipped in it. Yamagishi’s creation was a massive hit. How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall Editors’ Recommendations At first some ramen purists balked, but tsukemen has only grown in popularity, in no small part thanks to Ryosei Mita, who studied under Yamagishi. Mita opened Rokurinsha in 2005 and it wasn’t long before he was dealing with lines wrapping around his tiny shop, patiently waiting their turn for a bowl of thick, savory soup and a bowl of either warm or cold noodles. Eventually, Rokurinsha needed to move to accommodate its legion of hungry fans and ended up in Ramen Street in the Tokyo Station basement. This little 12-seat restaurant is smack in the middle of a massive concourse of ramen options and still it has a line for the food. You’ll be able to use that time to choose your meal so you’re ready to tap it into the automated ticket machine at the entrance. Do you want hot or cold noodles (hot noodles help keep the soup warm as you dip, but it’s personal preference), want a normal serving or the extra large (normal is fairly substantial), and what toppings do you want — a boiled egg or shredded pork? You really can’t go wrong, even if you get to the machine that’s completely in Japanese and panic, glancing at the snaking line waiting behind you. Push any one of the pictures of tsukemen on the machine and you’ll be in gastro-heaven. Conveniently enough, you can use your subway card to pay. Rokurinsha’s tsukemen broth is simmered for 13 long hours, using a secret recipe that includes things like pork, chicken bones, fish, like dried mackerel, and veggies. It blends together to form a thick, flavor-packed liquid designed to perfectly coat the plump, chewy noodles. In addition to any toppings you might’ve ordered, you’ll get a bamboo shoot and, floating delicately on top, a piece of seaweed holding powdered fish. Maybe some of these ingredients sound unusual or you’re not sure how it’ll all come together, but boy does it. It’s been described as umami and that’s the closest word.  The noodles are specially designed for tsukemen and are heaven in their own right. They have to be, since they’re essentially the main event in this dish; the broth is more of a dipping sauce to compliment the Chinese-style noodle. They have their own rich, sweet, delicious flavor, so try a few sans broth. There is some etiquette to enjoying tsukemen. At Rokurinsha, you’ll place your order and pay at the automated station, then will be shown to a seat. A glass of water will appear, a bib (you will definitely need it), and moments later, your two bowls: broth and noodles. Slurp — and slurp loudly — as you eat, though try your damnedest not to spray the people around you. Slurping is a compliment to the chef. In between bites, however, don’t stick your chopsticks into your noodles in lieu of using the holder; this resembles a funeral ritual involving rice. Once you’ve finished your noodles, if you have any broth left, you can ask for soup-wari, which a lighter broth used to dilute the concentrated broth so you can eat every craveable bite. Don’t linger; as soon as you’ve finished, head on out so the next person in line can finally eat.Rokurinsha is far from the only place in Japan to get tsukemen, but it’s unequivocally some of the best in the country. They have other locations now, like in Tokyo Skytree, but there’s something about enjoying a world-class dish from a world-class restaurant in the bottom of a busy train station. Only in Japan… Editor’s Note: This article is part of The Manual’s larger Journey to Japan travel guide. Over the course of a month, our writers had the pleasure of experiencing Japan in all its forms, from high-rise bars in Tokyo to traditional tea ceremonies in Kyoto. We hope this series will not only inform, but inspire you to take your own trip to the Land of the Rising Sun. America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene center_img World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie last_img read more

Cabinet Approves Merger of NYS and NCYD

first_imgCabinet has approved the merger of the National Youth Service (NYS) and the National Centre for Youth Development (NCYD), a move that is expected to increase the budget of both agencies to a total of $561 million.Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, who made the disclosure while contributing to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 18, said 62 per cent of the expected budget will be allocated to projects that will impact an estimated 21,000 youth directly.She noted that the joining of the agencies is also aimed at reducing the overlap and duplication of work, as well as administration costs.“The truth is that when we got into office we found that the NYS had departed from its core mission and objectives,” Miss Hanna said.She said that unfortunately, the NYS’ sole role had become the placing of young persons in ‘internships’ at a range of state organisations, with the intention that they would, at the end, be assessed and achieve certification from HEART/NTA.“The reality is that only 20 per cent of these participants achieved certification, and less than five per cent of them were retained in the jobs they were placed in,” she said.She noted that over the last few years, she has been working to ensure that the NYS sought to fulfill its existing commitments, while reviewing its strategic focus to encourage among young people, the spirit of voluntarism and civic pride.Among the core objectives of the NYS is the creation of opportunities for self sustainability among youth; the preparation of youth for transition to employment and entrepreneurship; the creation of lessons and opportunities for voluntarism; being a catalyst for fostering of respect; and building social skills, a positive attitude, civic pride, a sense of responsibility and good citizenship among youth.The NCYD was established in 2000 as the Government department with responsibility for young people aged 15 to 24 years. It is responsible for facilitating the co-ordination and integration of programmes, service and activities geared towards youth development, and recommending and designing programmes to enhance and propel youth development.Contact: Athaliah Reynolds-Bakerlast_img read more

36 Students Receive Tryall Scholarships

first_img The Tryall Scholarship Fund has been developed and supported by management and staff of the hotel The awardees were chosen based on their ability to achieve and maintain good grades Story Highlights Thirty-six students of educational institutions, including high schools, colleges and universities, have been presented with scholarships worth $4.2 million, by the Tryall Scholarship Fund.The presentation ceremony was held at the Tryall Great House in Sandy Bay, Hanover, on August 8.The awardees were chosen based on their ability to achieve and maintain good grades. This year’s recipient of the Louise Cullman Scholarship is Ricardo Graham, a member of staff at the hotel. This scholarship was named in memory of the late member of staff.Addressing recipients at the ceremony, 2011 winner of Louise Cullman Scholarship, Anthia Williamson, encouraged them to always focus on their vision, in order to conquer failure and eventually reap success.“I implore you awardees to take your studies very seriously and use this great opportunity, not only to advance yourselves to achieve your academic goals, but to be role models to yourselves and others.   With this investment that has been made in us, it is only fair that we repay it in abundance by helping to create a better society and a better world,” she said.Miss Williamson said that her decision to continue her studies was not easy, but she was deeply humbled and proud of her accomplishments.“Over the past two years, my decision to go back to school has reinforced in me the fact that knowledge is power and education has the key to liberate the mind.  I therefore challenge you, every single one of you, to give back to this initiative in whatever way you can,” she urged.The Tryall Scholarship Fund has been developed and supported by management and staff of the hotel and is aimed at improving the lives of children and families in the parish of Hanover, through its education, health and welfare projects. This year’s recipient of the Louise Cullman Scholarship is Ricardo Grahamlast_img read more

IOJ Hosts Discussion on Reparation and Modern Labour Movement

first_imgStory Highlights The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) on Monday (May 14) hosted a panel discussion on ‘Reparation and the Modern Labour Movement in Jamaica’, as part of a year-long focus on the reparations movement in the Caribbean. It was organised by the African-Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), a division of the IOJ, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport. Director of the ACIJ/JMB, Bernard Jankee, explained that Workers’ Week, which runs from May 14 to 23, was chosen for the panel discussion because the period of observance presents “an appropriate point to explore issues” related to reparation. The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) on Monday (May 14) hosted a panel discussion on ‘Reparation and the Modern Labour Movement in Jamaica’, as part of a year-long focus on the reparations movement in the Caribbean.It was organised by the African-Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), a division of the IOJ, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.Director of the ACIJ/JMB, Bernard Jankee, explained that Workers’ Week, which runs from May 14 to 23, was chosen for the panel discussion because the period of observance presents “an appropriate point to explore issues” related to reparation.“The issue of reparation is not a narrow (one). There are many dimensions to it, and so we chose Workers’ Week to focus on the implications (it has) on the labour movement in Jamaica,” he said.He pointed out that in 1938, 100 years after enslavement, Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean experienced a series of labour uprisings, which were reminiscent of the conditions prior to Emancipation.“So, it was as if though, nominally, the people were free, they continued to exist in conditions that had gone back into the 19th century. So the issue of reparatory justice is one that (continues) to affect the labour movement,” he said.Head of the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Education Institute, Danny Roberts, who was part of the discussion panel, echoed the sentiments of the ACIJ/JMB Director.He noted that labour unions must protect their members, which includes contract workers, so that they are not exploited in ways similar to those who were enslaved.Member of the National Council on Reparation (NCR), Steven Golding, who was also a panellist, said in a JIS News interview that the panel discussion serves to spread the message of reparations and to gather more support for the movement.“Forums like this enable us to discourse and engage with the population, so that they learn more about the issue and learn more about advocating for the issue. The NCR is putting a lot of focus on these public forums, so that the population can know what the talking points are,” he said.The panel discussion, moderated by former lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Professor Rupert Lewis, also included Researcher at the Centre for Reparation, Jodi-Ann Quarrie, who pointed to the need for greater discussions on the issue.The event was attended by students and representatives of various interest groups in Jamaica.last_img read more

Gov’t Committed to Working with Voluntary Sector – PM

first_imgStory Highlights He said that Jamaica is at a critical juncture in its history where “all hands are needed” to take the country to “where we know we can go”. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is committed to working with the voluntary sector in shaping the future of the country. “We need these kinds of partnerships to leverage the incredible talents and skills… and resources. We need this to make Jamaica a better place,” he said. “Volunteerism is an important part of national development,” the Prime Minister added. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is committed to working with the voluntary sector in shaping the future of the country.He said that Jamaica is at a critical juncture in its history where “all hands are needed” to take the country to “where we know we can go”.He noted that strong partnerships involving Governments, private sector and the voluntary sector are the things that are needed right across the region.“We need these kinds of partnerships to leverage the incredible talents and skills… and resources. We need this to make Jamaica a better place,” he said. “Volunteerism is an important part of national development,” the Prime Minister added.He was addressing the opening of the Kiwanis Eastern Canada and the Caribbean’s three-day Convention at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St. James, on May 17.Emphasising the role of the voluntary sector, Mr. Holness said that hardly anything of significance can be accomplished without its support.“Not because it is a philanthropic endeavour; not because it is voluntary… that doesn’t mean that it is free. What it means is that someone chooses to absorb the cost so that those who are in need can benefit. It is the ultimate expression of selflessness,” he pointed out.The Prime Minister noted that the Kiwanis Club has mastered the art of volunteerism, leaving an indelible mark on societies across the world.He said the organisation’s commitment to service is being felt throughout the length and breadth of Jamaica, especially in social and community-related programmes.Mr. Holness said it would be impossible to put a value on what the Kiwanis Club has managed to do over the years in Jamaica, noting that “the millions of lives that you have touched has not gone unnoticed”.“I would have seen basic schools… infant schools being repaired. I would have seen the health fairs and the number of students being assisted with scholarships,” he noted.The Prime Minister further cited the valuable leadership training provided from as early as primary school through the Kiwanis Builders Club, and in high school through the Key Club.“You have given opportunities to our people in both social and human capital development,” he said.last_img read more

Prime Minister Calls for More Private Investments

first_img Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is calling for increased private investments, as the Government continues to maintain proper fiscal management that will facilitate growth in the economy.Speaking at the Jamaica Flour Mills plant rededication ceremony at the facility, 209 Windward Road, in Kingston, on October 10, Mr. Holness said steps have been taken to ensure macroeconomic stability and fiscal sustainability.“We are changing the environment… the change is happening in Jamaica,” the Prime Minister noted, adding that these changes have resulted in ongoing debt reduction, low interest rates and low inflation.“We have reduced our debt-to-GDP ratio from 141 per cent, and by the end of this year, we will be below 100 per cent. All Jamaicans should take great pride in saying our interest rates are now at record low,” he said.The Prime Minister said that employment is growing at such a rate “we have never seen before in the history of Jamaica.”Mr. Holness said he is “pleased” with the findings of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce Business and Consumer Confidence Survey for the third quarter, as it shows that consumer confidence is “very high.”“It means that consumers are likely to not just spend more but invest more, and it means that businesses will continue to invest. There is a very high level of optimism in Jamaica,” he said.The Prime Minister noted too that the Jamaica Stock Market continues to grow at an “amazing pace,” and that Bloomberg cites it as being one of the fastest growing stock markets in the world.Mr. Holness said the Government is building on the level of confidence that is being shown, “making investments in the infrastructure (new roads)…not just the hard infrastructure, but we are putting in place the regulatory environment.”He noted that improved service delivery and reduction in the bureaucratic culture in the public sector will positively impact the business and investment climate in Jamaica.“The public sector is there as a service to the citizens of the country and to the businesses and entrepreneurs of the country, to make it easier for them to do business and to grow their business, so that we can get more taxes and pay the public sector better. It’s not my intention to scare anymore, but rather to encourage more investments,” he said.In the meantime, Mr. Holness said national security remains a priority for the Government, and that strategies will continue to be implemented to tackle the issue. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is calling for increased private investments, as the Government continues to maintain proper fiscal management that will facilitate growth in the economy. Speaking at the Jamaica Flour Mills plant rededication ceremony at the facility, 209 Windward Road, in Kingston, on October 10, Mr. Holness said steps have been taken to ensure macroeconomic stability and fiscal sustainability. Prev 1of3 Next Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (left), unveils plaque in commemoration of the Jamaica Flour Mills (JFM) 50th anniversary at the facility located at 209 Windward Road, in Kingston, on October 10, during the JFM plant’s rededication ceremony. Others sharing in the moment are: Managing Director, Jamaica Flour Mills, Derrick Nembhard (centre), and President, Carbohydrate Solutions, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), Chris Cuddy. ADM is the parent company for Jamaica Flour Mills.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (left), unveils plaque in commemoration of the Jamaica Flour Mills (JFM) 50th anniversary at the facility located at 209 Windward Road, in Kingston, on October 10, during the JFM plant’s rededication ceremony. Others sharing in the moment are: Managing Director, Jamaica Flour Mills, Derrick Nembhard (centre), and President, Carbohydrate Solutions, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), Chris Cuddy. ADM is the parent company for Jamaica Flour Mills. Story Highlights “Murders are down 20 per cent and we will continue to work very hard to ensure that we keep that particular index of security heading downwards,” he added.The Prime Minister lauded the Jamaica Flour Mills and congratulated them on achieving their 50-year mark.For his part, Managing Director of the Jamaica Flour Mills, Derrick Nembhard, thanked the partners, customers, distributors, suppliers and employees who have contributed to the company’s longevity.He said the company is aware that consumers are looking for new options in carbohydrate solutions, and have been using indigenous crops to process and market value added products for the local and export markets.“We are also far advanced in making available to consumers gluten-free flour, which we are now testing to ensure that we have a functional product which can be marketed to bakers for speciality products. We have also completed the reformulation of our mixes to reduce the sugar content, so that we can be in alignment with the Ministry of Health’s thrust to reduce the sugar intake of Jamaicans,” he said.He noted too that most of the packaging materials are biodegradable, thereby minimising the impact on the environment.last_img read more

Grange: Cricket Association to Implement Programme for Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sports

first_imgThe Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced that the Jamaica Cricket Association will be among the first set of national sports associations to roll-out a national programme for safeguarding and protecting children in sports.Minister Grange made the announcement at the St Catherine Cricket Association Awards Function in Twickenham Park on Thursday (December 6).The national programme for safeguarding and protecting children in sport is being coordinated by the Inter-Ministerial Task Force established by Minister Grange earlier this year to, among other things, see to it that “children in sport are not harmed in anyway; and that fit and proper people are involved in all areas of children’s sport.”Minister Grange said the Task Force has been considering several initiatives to safeguard and protect children in sport including mechanisms being implemented through the Jamaica Cricket Association in collaboration with UNICEF and Cricket West Indies.“Based on the assessment of those initiatives and following discussions, I am pleased to announce that the Jamaica Cricket Association has agreed to be part of the first set of national sport associations to roll-out a national programme for safeguarding and protecting children in sports,” said Minister Grange.The Task Forces comprises several stakeholders including the Child Protection and Family Services Agency, the National Parent Teachers’ Association, the various schools sports associations, local sports governing bodies, as well as government ministries and agencies.last_img read more