Parliamentarians to Pay Tribute to President Chavez

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedCabinet Signs Off on Measures to Advance IMF Negotiations Parliamentarians to Pay Tribute to President Chavez ParliamentMarch 6, 2013 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Arrangements are being made for Parliamentarians to officially pay tribute to the late President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, who passed away on Tuesday, March 5, after a two-year battle with cancer.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, made the announcement during Tuesday’s sitting of the House of Representatives.In expressing condolences on behalf of the Government and people of Jamaica, she said that the late President was a good friend of Jamaica, who assisted the country at a time when it needed to have that support.“Jamaica, I am sure, will remember that we were able to benefit from the PetroCaribe Fund as a result of the vision and foresight of President Chavez. He felt Jamaica was very special because Venezuelan liberator, Simon Bolivar, wrote that famous letter from Kingston, Jamaica, calling for unity of the Americas,” Mrs. Simpson Miller said.“We are sad, but we will arrange so that we can pay our tribute to the passing of the President,” the Prime Minister stated.Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Holness, also expressed his deepest sadness at learning of the passing of President Chavez.“I had the opportunity to meet the man personally. When we have a chance to have that formal tribute in the House, we can say definitively, that he was a good man, with a good heart, and he had a special place in his heart for Jamaica,” Mr. Holness said.Prime Minister Simpson Miller, in a message sent to the Venezuelan Government and people, said that President Chavez was truly a man of the people, who never forgot his humble beginnings or the plight of those who were disenfranchised or marginalized.She said he sought to give a voice to economically disadvantaged people everywhere, by espousing South – South cooperation and self-reliance.“He will be long remembered for his willingness to challenge the status quo, to take a stand against inequality and injustice at the individual, national, regional and international levels, and to make the difficult decision in order to achieve the greater good. Most importantly, however, he will be remembered for his deep love and commitment to his country Venezuela, and to Venezuelan citizens everywhere,” the Prime Minister said.“We mourn with our brothers and sisters of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela as they contemplate a future without the President, who has served as the face of the Bolivarian Republic for the past 14 years. Our dear Venezuelan brothers and sisters have lost a President and a patriarch, and Jamaica has lost a dear and treasured friend,” the message said.center_img RelatedParliamentarians to Pay Tribute to President Chavez RelatedPrime Minister Golding Announces Cabinet Changeslast_img read more

20 Photos That Convey The Magic Of Phish’s Magnaball

first_imgFull Gallery Below: Load remaining images Phish Plays Scorching Secret Set To Close Out Magnaball Day Two Phish Closes Out Magnaball Festival With A (Martian) Monster Performancecenter_img Phish Magnaball Day 1: The Band Who Stepped Into Yesterday Phish’s Magnaball festival this past weekend was an absolute success. From the special sense of community throughout Watkins Glen International Raceway in New York, to wacky attractions and activities like a “laboratory” full of “scientists” and a wild late night club, to the band playing on another level throughout their eight sets of the weekend, Magnaball was truly a remarkable weekend.Photographer Patrick Hughes was on site to capture the magic of it all. Check out our top 20 photos, with a full gallery at the bottom.last_img read more

Kirkcudbright Pupils Give talk on Rotary Youth Leadership Award

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInOn Tuesday 22 August  four Kirkcudbright Academy students who had attended RYLA 2017 gave a presentation to Kirkcudbright Rotary to describe their experience. RYLA the Rotary Youth Leadership Award takes place at an outdoor activity centre located on the south shore of Loch Tay, surrounded by mountains in a dramatic landscape.  The centre is owned by the Abernethy Trust whose staff are appropriately qualified in the range of adventurous activities provided.The aim of RYLA is to give young people first hand experience of leadership.  The RYLA delegates are split into small groups of six or thereabouts, generally of youngsters who have not met before.  Each day a different group member becomes the leader, hence all have the chance of both being the leader and of being a team member.Under qualified supervision the groups are set a series a challenges, negotiating a high ropes course, raft building on the loch, gorge walking and mountain climbing.  Throughout each group works with the encouragement and support of a Rotarian mentor.    After the day’s activities there is plenty of time to socialise and recover.The Kirkcudbright RYLA’rians Isabel Corrie, Sophie Hall, Jasmine Hall and Hazel Surtees entertained and impressed Rotary Club members with their recollections of the challenges they had met.  It was clear that each girl had been taken a little beyond their normal comfort zone and had learnt a lot about themselves in the process.  This is the true value of the RYLA experience, to increase the self esteem and self confidence of the young people taking part.last_img read more

2 ‘pushers’ caught in Jaro drug bust

first_imgThe 23-year-old Roel Gregori Jr. and a 16-year-old lad were nabbed in a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Our Lady of Lourdes, Jaro district, a police report showed. ILOILO City – They sold suspected shabu, police said. The suspects were detained in the custodial facility of the Jaro police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN Six sachets of suspected shabu was seized from two individuals in an entrapment operation in Barangay Our Lady of Lourdes, Jaro, Iloilo City on Aug. 23. IAN PAUL CORDEROcenter_img Gregori and the minor – residents of Barangay Desamparados, Jaro and Bakhaw, Mandurriao district respectively – were caught after they sold a sachet of suspected illegal drugs to an undercover cop for P13,000 around 2:45 p.m. on Aug. 23, it added. When frisked, the suspects yielded five more sachets of suspected shabu.last_img read more


first_imgRyan StewartWork is underway to find the peninsula’s most successful businesses for the Buncrana Chamber of Commerce Awards 2016.The organising committee is putting the finishing touches to this year’s event and hopes to build on the tremendous success of the inaugural awards ceremony in 2015.Hundreds of local business people, employers and community groups attended last year’s event, which saw SuperValu, Buncrana earn the award for Buncrana Chamber Business of the Year and Inishowen Engineering win the Inishowen Business of the Year award. Nominations will be opening soon for this year’s event and entrants are being sought from past applicants as well as newcomers to celebrate local businesses and their achievements at the awards ceremony on Saturday, November 12 in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana.President of Buncrana Chamber of Commerce, Ryan Stewart said: “We were overwhelmed by the success of last year’s awards and we aim to build on that. The level of participation and the enthusiasm shown by all of the local businesses last year was fantastic. We’re sure the standard of the nominees will be as impressive this time around and give the adjudicators another very tough task in choosing the winners.”“We will be adding a few additional categories this year to reflect the diversity of the types of businesses we have on our doorstep. Our launch event will be happening very shortly to get the nomination process underway. Following the launch, we would encourage our local businesses not to wait to be nominated – to put themselves forward and take the opportunity to showcase what their businesses have achieved.”You can keep up to date with all of the latest information on the awards at the Chamber of Commerce website: SEARCH ON FOR INISHOWEN’S BEST BUSINESS was last modified: May 23rd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranachamber of commercedonegallast_img read more

Intense Debate: A Very Sweet Comment Management Plug-in

first_imgColorado based Intense Debate, the sophisticated blog comment system with the silly name, launched its public beta this morning. There are some definite kinks in the service still, but there’s also quite a lot to take note of. The service offers a powerful combination of ease of use and feature richness; I’m impressed. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… This is the kind of option that makes all the difference in user adoption – I will let value from my work accumulate in your service if I know I can get it back out again if I so chose. Thank you Intese Debate! I ask every web app I profile about data export and the vast majority just tell me “oh, we’re working on that.” marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#web OpenID support for leaving comments is fantastic, if a bit clumsy in implementation right now. It’s really difficult for individual bloggers to install OpenID support in their own blogs right now. If Intense Debate can do it for us, that’s great. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Email notification is a global setting. Every blog should let you get an email if your comment has been replied to. With this plug-in, you can automate that on any Intense Debate using blog you comment on.The single most important thing about Intense Debate is its data export options. If you are using the service in WordPress or Blogger (more platforms to be supported later) and you decide you want to stop using Intense Debate, you can export your comments for import into your native blogging software’s comments database. Intense Debate lets users set up good profiles that include easy access to their social networking pages around the web, you can friend or follow comments from particular users, there’s some basic stats available to both comment leavers and publishers and threaded comments are available. It’s got reputation, it’s got lots of RSS, it’s got quite a few widgets (like “top commenters on this blog”) and it integrates with your blog’s CSS. It’s nice. I’m testing it out over at my personal blog, and there are a list of other blogs using it on the Intense Debate site. One issue I do see is that the commenting platform takes a moment to pull in its host blog’s CSS, that’s not ideal. I wonder if a copy of my stylesheet could be cached with Intense Debate. Throughout the site it would also be nice if avatars were larger, visual recognition of faces is huge in tools like this.Important DifferentiationThe comment plug-in market is a really crowded one, but there are some things about Intense Debate that warrant an extra close look. (Update: Wednesday morning saw a $1m VC investment in a more lightweight competitor, SezWho. TechCrunch coverage is good. You may or may not feel inclined to use a service like this, and we’ll see how it holds up against spam over time, but at the very least – I think Intense Debate is a classy operation that deserves some attention for its technology implementation in a crowded market space. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Ease of install. One tiny PHP file is all it took me to get Intense Debate running on my Word Press blog. It was remarkably easy.last_img read more

Paradise by the Stashboard Light

first_imgThe first thing you’ll want to do is get your API Credentials and follow the example scripts that will allow you to push from your existing monitoring framework to your brand new status page. Why You Love Online Quizzes The examples above were taken from Now that you’ve seen how quickly you can put Stashboard into action you have no reason not to give your users and customers a better idea of what your status is at any given time.Are you currently using Stashboard or other status page solutions? What have you connected to these status pages? Let us know in the comments below! Related Posts Perhaps you have launched already. You’re up. You’re running. The next thing you know the whole stack is down! You’re back up again. A week goes by and… you remember every little thing as if it happened only yesterday! Now you need to make sure everyone knows about your status. Put down that meatloaf and let’s take a look an easy to deploy status dashboard from the folks behind Twilio.Let me sleep() on itStashboard might look familiar if you have seen the Amazon AWS Status Page or the Google Apps Status Page. If you are providing a hosted service or API you can use Stashboard to create a fully customized status page hosted within Google App Engine.To be clear, Stashboard provides the status page and isn’t a monitoring system or a method for polling against third party services. Rather, Stashboard is a succinct way to summarize the alerts and status of services you are providing to your users. It’s up to you to send the alerts and status updates to Stashboard. As a Stashboard administrator you’ll have access to basic CRUD through the actual web interface. Now you can explore and test by updating status as an automated or ad hoc operation. You can even control how your legend of status indicators is displayed. Tags:#hack#Tools jay cuthrell Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Before we go any furtherGetting started with Stashboard is as simple as having a basic understanding of Google App Engine, Google App Engine Launcher and editing basic Python. From there you can customize and explore the options as both a regular user and an administrator within Google App Engine. 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…last_img read more

Florida ~ Property Tax: Just Value Homestead Exemption Amendments Approved

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportFlorida voters approved Amendment 5 in the November 8, 2016, general election to change the current property tax exemption that may be granted for property with just value less than $250,000 owned by certain senior, low-income, long-term residents to specify that just value is determined in the first year in which the owner applies and is eligible for the exemption. The amendment will take effect January 1, 2017, and will apply retroactively to the 2013 tax roll for any person who received the exemption before 2017. Individuals who were granted the exemption in prior years but became ineligible because the just value of the homestead rose above $250,000 may regain the exemption if they otherwise are still eligible and apply for a refund.PTO 16-08, Florida Department of Revenue, November 9, 2016, ¶206-228last_img read more

Justin Gilbert Sets 10 Alarms to Prevent Oversleeping

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. During his young NFL career, former Oklahoma State defensive back Justin Gilbert has yet to live up to the lofty expectations thrust upon him after Cleveland selected him as a top 10 pick several years ago.And a major theme of criticism on him throughout his professional career, among several things, is his poor attendance to team meetings, thanks in part to what Gilbert himself says is attributed to him being a “hard sleeper.”Now Gilbert, with the Steelers, has a solution to that problem by setting 10 alarms each night.Here’s what he said about his excess alarms via I’m not even exaggerating,” Gilbert said via “I can show you.”Gilbert’s “clock” app shows 10 wake-up calls, the first at 5:45 a.m. Gilbert allows himself a snooze — don’t we all? — but the next alarm hits at 6 a.m., followed by 6:07. The other seven are solely to satisfy his paranoia about sleeping too long. He never hears them, he says. “Once 6 hits, bam-bam-bam — I’ve got to get up,” said Gilbert, who readies for 8:20 special teams meetings Wednesday through Friday.So yeah, with 10 alarms, his missed meetings issue should be one of the past. As a heavy sleeper myself, I can attest that multiple alarms is the way to go. I mean, making several million dollars a year would probably do enough to motivate me to wake up, but if it keeps him out of trouble and on the field then good for him.last_img read more

Big 12 Announces Conference Will Remain Without Divisions

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. On Friday morning the Big 12 announced that they have decided not to split the conference into two divisions in anticipation of the 2017 Big 12 Championship game in football.#Big12FB: When the championship game returns in 2017, it will be No. 1 vs. No. 2 in the conference standings – ??— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) October 28, 2016This is kind of a curious choice but probably shouldn’t be too surprising. It basically forgoes any drama over division alignment.Here’s what Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said about the news in a statement Friday:Given our round-robin, nine-game scheduling model, it is expected the Big 12 champion will be uniquely positioned for College Football Playoff consideration.I would argue there will be no path more difficult than our champion’s, where it will have played every team in the Conference, faced at least one Autonomy Conference non-conference opponent, and then plays in our championship game.The guaranteed No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup will be a great game for our fans, and it’s hard to imagine a stronger position for a conference champion.Of course the nightmare scenario would be something that could have played out as recently as last year (had there been a title game). Oklahoma and Oklahoma State were the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the conference when they met for Bedlam, the de facto title game. Meaning that after Bedlam, OU and a OSU would have turned around and played each other for the title in the next game.Say Oklahoma wins in Stillwater and then Mason Rudolph comes back and the Cowboys find away to beat the Sooners on a neutral field. Doesn’t that effectively knock the Big 12 out of the College Football Playoff? I think you’re playing with fire a little there.Maybe it never works out that way. Maybe it does. Either way it seems like another dysfunctional move from a dysfunctional conference.I do agree that playing an extra conference game has value, IF those making decisions value your conference. But that selling point has had no buyers in the national landscape over the last couple of years.last_img read more