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Beneficiaries Say Thanks to Alpart Community Council

first_imgRelatedBeneficiaries Say Thanks to Alpart Community Council FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Several persons in St. Elizabeth and Manchester have expressed appreciation for the work the Alpart Community Council has done to improve institutions in their communities.As they gathered at the Alpart Sports Club in Nain, St. Elizabeth, on Friday (July 30), for the Council’s inaugural project ceremony, beneficiaries heaped praisess on the organization.“These people are visionaries, and the police in St. Elizabeth want to record their appreciation for what the Council has been doing. It is phenomenal, and it is working well. The work of the Council has forced persons to be united and to be law abiding,’ said Inspector at the Nain Police Station, Joseph Caine.Vice President for Development at the University of Technology (UTECH), Professor Rosalea Hamilton, delivering the keynote address at the Alpart Community Council, inaugural project ceremony, held on (July 30), at the Alpart Sports Club, in Nain, St. Elizabeth.Principal of the Brinkley Primary School, Vivylyn Powell, said that Alpart has created a sense of community identity among residents, since the late 1960s, and the bond between the Council and the communities has grown and has been significantly strengthened.“Parents and other community members are proud of the ventures that they have undertaken. The Council listens and facilitates regular communication with communities,” he statedPrincipal of the New Forest Primary and Junior High School, Arnaldo Allen, told the gathering that during his interview to become the Principal of his institution, he had pledged to establish a guidance counselling centre and, with the help from the Council, they now have an equipped building for that purpose.“Thanks to Alpart Community Council for coming on board. Come September morning, we will have the building as a guidance counselling centre,” he told his audience.For Bethlehem All Age School, which had a garbage disposal problem, its Principal, James Folkes, said that the school had a dream to establish a suitable storage area for garbage, but had an enormous challenge in accessing the funds.“No longer do we have to contend with stray dogs scattering garbage all over the compound. Garbage is now stored securely until the garbage truck comes to collect, and we are more than thankful to the Community Council for their contribution,” Mr. Folkes stated.Guest speaker at the function and Vice President for Development at the University of Technology (UTECH), Professor Rosalea Hamilton, applauded the work of the group, and asked their permission to use their concept as part of an advanced course that she teaches at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU).“I have been involved in community organizations for many years, and I must say the activities of the Alpart Community Council are an outstanding example of community empowerment.You have been able to employ over 130 local residents and have funded 19 community development projects, totaling $1.9 million – all in one year, this is outstanding,” she stated.The event was to look at how the projects have been impacting the communities. Managing Director of Alpart, Timothy O’Driscoll was also in attendance. RelatedBeneficiaries Say Thanks to Alpart Community Council RelatedBeneficiaries Say Thanks to Alpart Community Councilcenter_img Beneficiaries Say Thanks to Alpart Community Council TechnologyAugust 4, 2010 Advertisementslast_img read more

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Daytona Beach NASCAR fan Charlene Greer wins 10th annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award

first_imgDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 5, 2020) – Today, The NASCAR Foundation announced that Charlene Greer, a lifelong NASCAR fan and nine-year volunteer with Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties, is the winner of The NASCAR Foundation’s 10th annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. Greer received the award — along with a $100,000 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties — during a celebration live-streamed on NASCAR.com from the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America at Daytona International Speedway.Greer, from Daytona Beach, Florida, is one of four finalists who are all longtime NASCAR fans. Greer grew up spending weekends at the track with her father, a motorsports mechanic. Some of her fondest memories are witnessing Bill Elliott go from being known as “Awesome Bill from Dawsonville” to “Million Dollar Bill” with his win at Darlington in 1985 over Labor Day weekend and her first time attending the DAYTONA 500, now her home track.RELATED: Learn more about The NASCAR FoundationThis year, The NASCAR Foundation chose to celebrate each finalist with a small celebration in their race markets. Finalists include Daryl Farler representing Amputee Blade Runners celebrating at the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation with Nashville Superspeedway; Larry Jordan representing Angel Flight Soars, Inc. at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta; and, Rich Langley with the Roc Solid Foundation celebrating with the team at Richard Childress Racing Museum. Each of the three finalists receives a $25,000 donation to their charity and with it being the 10th year of the Award, an additional $5,000 gift to honor the occasion.“This year’s finalists are all stand outs. Their NASCAR spirit is behind the incredible work they do to improve the lives of children in our communities each and every day,” said Mike Helton, chairman of The NASCAR Foundation. “What a year this has been and our fans rallied around this award like never before. We are very proud of all the finalists and particularly proud to present the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award to Charlene Greer, a very deserving recipient, to honor the work she’s doing in NASCAR’s hometown of Daytona Beach.”The award honors the philanthropic ideals and vision of The NASCAR Foundation’s late founder and chairperson, Betty Jane France, and is annually presented to a NASCAR fan who is an accomplished volunteer championing children’s causes. This year marks the 10th annual presentation of the award impacting 354,647 children to date while recognizing 40 finalists with a total of $1,770,000 in contributions to the causes they represent.Greer’s win will help change the lives of children living with disadvantaged circumstances. The resulting $100,000 donation will cover the costs to transport all of the organization’s more than 1,400 children safely to the eight Boys & Girls clubs after school utilizing bus transportation. With 87 percent of its members on free or reduced lunch and the club’s motto to never turn any child away for their inability to pay, this would help the children to realize their full potential.“Being a finalist for the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award has been overwhelmingly humbling,” stated Greer. “I cannot thank The NASCAR Foundation enough for giving us the platform to talk about the life-changing works that our staff and volunteers at The Boys and Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties facilitates every day. Being able to represent the incredible team of people that stand beside me serving the mission and the passion for our kids has been an honor. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!”Greer lends nearly 120 hours each month in her support of the Boys & Girls Clubs including operational funding, and her vision and execution of special activities that directly benefit the students. She mentors children which is her favorite role, participates in board meetings and advocates for the cause while meeting with local elected officials and community leaders. Her fundraising efforts are likely the most widely recognized as her support wholly funds the Clubs’ annual Honor Roll Banquet and Christmas party.To learn more about The NASCAR Foundation’s programs, including the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award and Speediatrics Children’s Fund, please visit NASCARfoundation.org.last_img read more

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines Government says no to recreational marijuana use

first_img“Unregulated consumption of recreational marijuana poses a number of risks and challenges that we do not currently have the data on which to make informed decisions, or the capacity to manage effectively,” Minister of Finance Camillo Gonsalves told Parliament on Monday, during the delivery of the 2018 budget address. Even though the Unity Labour Party (ULP) administration is exploring its options in the production of marijuana for medicinal purposes, it is not currently prepared to legalize ‘weed’ for recreational purposes.last_img read more

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Missing swimmer’s body recovered on SPI

first_img RelatedSheriff’s Office still investigating ‘Jane Doe’ found on SPIBy Gaige Davila [email protected] Eight years since a woman was found dead on the northern end of South Padre Island, the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating who she was and how she got there.  On July 3, the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office said, in a Facebook post, they…July 10, 2020In “News”South Padre Island lifts beach restrictionsBy Gaige Davila [email protected] South Padre Island has officially reopened, according to the city, with some of its restrictions now lifted. Lounging on the beach, previously not allowed by the city, is free for visitors and locals alike to do. The Multi-modal/Visitor Center and the Convention Centre’s Boardwalk have reopened.…April 25, 2020In “News”SPI issues restrictions to city beaches for next 7 days    By Gaige Davila [email protected] After Cameron County closed vehicular traffic to beach parks and access on South Padre Island, the city has issued restrictions for the 23 public beach accesses on Gulf Boulevard, in preparation for the Fourth of July weekend.  The orders were issued after a 5-to-1…July 4, 2020In “News” By Gaige [email protected] body has been recovered on South Padre Island, after a person went missing after swimming with two others at a public beach access.ChristDeshaun Reddix, 26, from Austin, was found dead 2.5 miles north of Cameron County Beach Access 6 at around 11:00 a.m., South Padre Island Public Information Officer Nikki Soto confirmed to the PRESS. Phillip Bullard, who was visiting the Island from Dallas, Texas, was one of several people who discovered the body during an early morning horseback riding trip on the beach.“I thought somebody was just lounging in the water,” Bullard told the PRESS in an email. “God, I never want to see that again.”Staff at South Padre Island Adventure Park, who were leading the horseback riding, led the group away and returned to the park through a different route. There was no cell phone service that far out on the beach, Bullard said, so staff had to radio their discovery of Reddix’s body to the park. First responders came soon after.“We all went back eerily quiet and everyone dispersed and went their separate ways,” Bullard said, referring to their return to the park. Bullard noted that several children were in the group,Soto told the PRESS that at around 3:12 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, three people were swimming near Public Beach Access #21, Good Hope, when one of the swimmers was lost. Of the other two simmers, one, a 45-year-old man, was transferred to Valley Regional Medical Center, and the other was removed from the scene, Soto said. South Padre Island Police Department, South Padre Island Lifeguards, Cameron County Lifeguards, and Coast Guard branches from South Padre Island and Corpus Christi responded to the scene. A Coast Guard helicopter and plane flew back and forth from each end of the beach numerous times looking for the swimmer. On scene, beachgoers watched as first responders made phone calls and scanned the beach. Lifeguards, at around 6:30 p.m., returned without any sight of the person. Editor’s note: This story will be updated as more information becomes available.   Sharecenter_img South Padre Island Police Department officers and Coast Guard agents congregate at Public Beach Access #21 after 26-year-old ChristDeshaun Reddix was reported missing. Photo By Gaige Davila.last_img read more

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“No idea” – Everton player asked about his future beyond this…

first_imgThe Merseyside club allowed the 29-year-old to join Anderlecht on loan until the end of this campaign.Since joining the Jupiler Pro League side, the DR Congo international has already scored three times in four matches.Bolasie, who has contract with the English side until 2021, sat down for an interview with Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad.During the course of the interview, he was asked if he would like to continue at Anderlecht beyond this season. The attacker said, “No idea, I still have a two-year contract with Everton.”“But if I’m honest, I see myself as a player for the Premier League. But in the meantime I am learning. My family is having a good time and I enjoy it. That is the most important. I do not know the rest.”Two days ago, HBVL reported the Toffees sporting director Marcel Brands’ connection with the Belgian club’s new sporting director Frank Arnesen helped the Jupiler Pro League side sign the winger. In the same report, it was also explained that his hefty wages will be an issue for Anderlecht to make Bolasie’s transfer permanent.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystWill Blockchain Reduce the Global Trade Finance Gap to Reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50Undo After joining Aston Villa on a season-long loan deal last summer, the Championship side cut short Yannick Bolasie’s temporary stay at Villa Park in January, which is why the winger had to return to his parent club Everton.last_img read more

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BYU golfer Kendra Dalton to defend her title when Women’s State Am begins Tuesday

first_imgFRUIT HEIGHTS — Kendra Dalton will be seeking a second straight title, Kelsey Chugg will be going for her fourth title, while Naomi Soifua will be looking for her first title when the annual Utah Women’s Amateur gets underway Tuesday at Davis Park Golf Course.The three aforementioned golfers will be among the favorites this week among a talented field that will pursue the trophy for the tournament that has been held for 110 years.After 36 holes of medal play Tuesday and Wednesday, the field will be whittled to 16 golfers for match play. Two rounds will be played Thursday with the semifinals and finals played on Friday.Dalton, a 21-year-old senior at BYU, won last year over teammate Lea Garner as she came back from a one-hole deficit with four holes left to win 1 up. Two weeks ago the North Carolina native won the Women’s Stroke play title by two shots over Chugg.The 26-year-old Chugg, who works for the Utah Golf Association, won the Women’s Am title in 2012, 2013 and 2015, but was knocked out in last year’s opening round by Cobair Collinsworth.Soifua is an 18-year-old who won three state prep titles for Provo High and will be playing at BYU this fall. She is a former State Am finalist and last month she became the second woman to qualify for the Utah Men’s State Amateur.Several college golfers will be competing, including Collinsworth, a Dixie State golfer who made it to last year’s semifinals. Laura Gerner, a former Davis High standout who plays for the University of Idaho, will be one to watch.Besides Soifua, BYU will be represented by Anna Kennedy, Annie Yang and Gracie Richens, a St. George golfer who will join the team in the fall.Weber State golfers in the field include Hayley Chugg, Kiseyla Plewe, Kelsie Higbee and Lydia Austin. Utah Valley golfers include Carly Dehlin, Isabella Lesa and Masina Kaohelaulii, while Southern Utah golfers are Nicole Jones, Lindsay Wood and Kyla Smith.High school golfers to keep an eye on are Whitney Banz, Cora Mickelson and Kanna Crosland. Thirteen-year-old Berlin Long is the youngest player in the field.Also in the field are two-time winner Sue Nyhus, former champion Julie McMullin, 2014 runner-up Allison Cluff, 2010 runner-up Sadie Palmer, former University of Montana golfer Tara Green and former Weber State golfer Xena Motes.last_img read more