US institute inducts Barbadian superstar into ‘Wall of Fame’ Jun 3, 2019 Nov 22, 2014 “He is widely viewed as one of the all-time leading sportsmen in the history of the Caribbean, as well as one of its most internationally-recognizable spokesman,” said ICS. The four-time Olympic medalist made his NBC Sports Group debut in 2007 during NBC’s presentation of the US National Championships. That same year, Boldon also served as an analyst for NBC’s coverage of the Track and Field World Championships. Read more at: Barbados Today Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in… CARICOM Chair congratulates Caribbean athletes, extends gratitude to Usain BoltChairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr. the Rt. Hon Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, has extended congratulations to all the athletes who participated in the World Championships and made the Region very proud. In a congratulatory message to the athletes, Prime Minister Mitchell said he was “extremely proud”…August 21, 2017In “CARICOM”US institute inducts Barbadian superstar into ‘Wall of Fame’WASHINGTON, CMC – The Washington-based Institute for Caribbean Studies (ICS) on Saturday inducted Barbadian pop icon Rihanna into its “Wall of Fame” as Caribbean nationals here celebrate National Caribbean American Heritage month. ICS said that Rihanna, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, is “one of the biggest pop stars…June 3, 2019In “Barbados”Jamaican-American Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph Inducted Into Wall Of FameWASHINGTON, CMC – The Washington-based Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) has inducted Jamaican-American actress Sheryl Lee Ralph into its “Wall of Fame” in commemoration of National Caribbean American Heritage Month celebrations. Ralph was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, the daughter of Ivy, a Jamaican fashion designer, and Stanley Ralph, a college…July 3, 2018In “In the Diaspora”Share this on WhatsApp Kaliese Spencer cops Caribbean Sports Journalists Award (June 16, 2019 CMC) – The Washington-based Institute for Caribbean Studies (ICS) has inducted four-time Trinidadian Olympic medal winner Ato Boldon into its “Wall of Fame.” Boldon holds the Trinidad and Tobago national record in the 50, 60 and 200 meters events, with times of 5.64, 6.49 and 19.77 seconds respectively, and also the Commonwealth Games record in the 100m. Boldon, who is now an NBC Sports television broadcast analyst for track and field, was also an opposition senator in the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament, representing the United National Congress from 2006-2007.
Saturday, August 10, was a big day at Ashawagh Hall in East Hampton, as the Springs Improvement Society held its 87th annual Fisherman’s Fair. A clam shucking contest, local corn and seafood, a blacksmith demonstration, and the live music of seven local bands were just part of the usual and unusual fun. Share Last summer’s Fisherman’s Fair
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The first steel cut for BC Ferries’ third new intermediate class ferry (ICF) took place on July 1st at Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. in Gdansk, Poland, bringing all three new ships closer to their delivery to B.C. waters. The three ferries will be capable of running on dual-fuel on either liquefied natural gas (LNG) or ultra-low sulphur diesel. The first ICF is scheduled to arrive in August 2016, the second in October 2016 and the third in February 2017.“The new ships will replace vessels that are at the end of their life cycle, and will be more fuel-efficient and cleaner burning, reducing our impact on the environment,” said Mike Corrigan, BC Ferries’ President & CEO. “We are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the new vessels and the construction start of the third ICF is an important milestone in bringing these ships one step closer to sailing in our fleet.” BC Ferries’ use of LNG is expected to result in the reduction of an estimated 9,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year, the same as taking 1,900 passenger vehicles off the road annually.The new ships will run on LNG as much as possible, almost completely eliminating SOx (Sulphur Oxides), reducing NOx (Nitrogen Oxides) to a fraction of what what is seen from diesel fuel and nearly eliminating particulate matter. The first ICF will replace the 50-year old Queen of Burnaby on the Comox – Powell River route.The second ICF will replace the 51-year old Queen of Nanaimo, sailing on the Tsawwassen – Southern Gulf Islands route. The third ICF will be used to augment peak and shoulder season service on the Southern Gulf Islands route, and provide refit relief around the fleet.
Winner #*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# David Sinclair receives the award on behalf of C&D Demolition Consultants from awards judge Patrick Frye of CardemC&D Demolition Consultants, S Evans & Sons, SafedemCountryUnited KingdomProjectBritish Steel Coke HopperAlso shortlistedDelta Group (Australia)Fàbio Bruno USASummaryExplosive demolition is by definition a specialist and somewhat niche category, so it was a smaller, but no less significant, shortlist than other awards contested on the night.At the same time, the explosive award has always attracted truly international fields of entrants, with previous recent winners including French company Cardem and Jet Demolition of South Africa.So it proved again with the eventual winner C&D Demolition Consultants and its partners, all based in Britain, heading off stiff competition from Australia and North America.C&D’s eventual triumph was summed up by the judges who said: “Explosive demolitions of big metal structures are always complicated, requiring expertise in temporary stability, specific and carefully carried out pre-cuts and perfect timing.”The company was able to show this in the winning project, which took place in Scunthorpe in the north of England.British Steel required a 4,000 t steel coking tower to be removed safely, to allow it to invest in the next stage of the plant’s growth.Bringing down a structure 75 m (246 ft) tall down is a big task, made even more complicated by the fact that a coke hopper was present inside and full of 1,500 t of product.The principal contractor brought in explosive specialist Safedem and industry experts C&D to map out the process and oversee the safety exclusion zone.After significant consultation it was decided that two blowdowns should be completed, safely removing the coke hopper and giving the relevant space required to complete the second blowdown of the coke tower. Both explosions were completed safely.
Insolvency experts have predicted a rise in the number of law firms that will face bankruptcy in the coming months, after a well-known firm in the north-west closed its doors last week. Lees Lloyd Whitley (LLW) – a 190-year-old Merseyside firm with 90 staff – ceased trading and is now in administration. The closure is understood to be the result of the severe downturn in the property market, which hit LLW’s remortgaging work, coupled with the recent loss of some major clients. The firm’s work has been divided between a number of regional firms, and some of the partners have moved to those firms. Administrator Parkin S Booth & Co was unable to confirm the number of redundancies or the level of the firm’s debt. Meanwhile, insolvency experts warned that more law firms are likely to face collapse, particularly at the smaller end of the market. Joanne Wright, insolvency partner at administrators Begbies Traynor, said: ‘LLW won’t be the last practice to go this way. We’ll see more firms going into administration over the next three years.’ She predicted: ‘We haven’t see the worst of it yet and we’ll be in difficult trading conditions for the foreseeable future.’ Wright said she had seen a ‘significant increase’ in the number of solicitors entering into individual voluntary arrangements (IVAs) with their creditors. The procedure enables them to ringfence their debt and either continue trading or sell their business. ‘IVAs used to be a rarity for solicitors and other professionals, but now we’re seeing them on a regular basis,’ she said. Wright warned that partners in small firms that had not become limited liability practices risked losing everything, including their home, if they went bankrupt. She advised those in financial difficulty to seek advice. Many firms, she said, had expanded on the back of the success of their property departments, and were now suffering due to a lower workload and higher overheads. James Money, restructuring director at accountants Smith & Williamson, stressed that the hike in insurance was also hitting firms. He said the bigger firms which had been robust in their approach to making redundancies were more stable now, while smaller firms were suffering. ‘We’ll see a large number of firms closing or going through some sort of insolvency process,’ he predicted. Money said professional practices were often poor at cash management and when problems arose as a result, they were hit harder than they might have been.
The Law Society is pressing the Ministry of Justice to make an urgent amendment to the Legal Services Act to prevent non-lawyers with spent criminal convictions from becoming owners of alternative business structures. Society chief executive Desmond Hudson has written to justice secretary Kenneth Clarke urging him to take action before the final provisions of the legislation, which will allow for external ownership of law firms, come into force in October. Under current rules, anyone seeking admission as a solicitor and any non-lawyer seeking to become a manager in a legal disciplinary practice must disclose full details of all past convictions, no matter how old, because they are exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. However, this exemption does not apply to non-lawyers seeking to become owners of ABSs, meaning that they would not be compelled to reveal their spent convictions. In his letter to Clarke, Hudson said the Society was surprised that the government had not acted to address the issue, given the concerns raised by the Conservative party while in opposition. He quoted justice minister Jonathan Djanogly, who when in opposition had said that the ‘fit to own’ provisions were crucial to ensure public protection, and needed to be in place before external ownership of ABSs could be safely permitted to ‘avoid the spectre of law firms being owned by criminal elements’. Hudson warned of the ‘severe’ consequences of failing to deal with the issue, which would leave an individual who had previously been imprisoned for fraud able to conceal this when seeking approval to own an ABS. Russell Wallman, director of government policy at the Law Society, said: ‘The question of fitness to own is fundamental to the operation of ABSs, and it beggars belief that the MoJ would be in any doubt whether it will ensure that all convictions are disclosed. ‘It’s bizarre that the government hasn’t done anything to change this yet; there is no rational explanation. I can’t see that the MoJ will want to stand up for the rights of criminals to own law firms.’ A spokeswoman for the Solicitors Regulation Authority said that to fulfil its role as a risk-based regulator it was seeking an assurance from the MoJ that spent convictions of potential owners will have to be disclosed. An MoJ spokesman said the Legal Services Board has submitted a business case seeking to have additional provisions added to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act Exceptions Order, but a decision had not yet been made.
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Denesh Ramdin Former West Indies manager Omar Khan has called on the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to come clean on the sacking of Denesh Ramdin as captain of the regional test side.Ramdin was axed as Test captain after just 15 months in charge and replaced by One-Day skipper Jason Holder.A WICB statement said Holder’s appointment had been recommended by the Clive Lloyd-chaired selection panel and “endorsed unanimously” by the directors.However Khan has pointed to comments in the media by director Azim Bassarath who says he was unaware of the decision and is against it.“The WICB sends out a press release stating that the directors of the board unanimously agreed to remove Ramdin based on a recommendation from the selectors,” said Khan.“Yet one of the directors Azim Bassarath comes out and says that he knew nothing of this and is not supporting the move. At the moment people are trying to fool the people of the Caribbean and it is about time someone speaks the truth.”Meanwhile, Khan is suggesting that Ramdin may have been fired as Windies captain because of his decision to resign from the West Indies Players Association (WIPA).The Trinidadian wicket-keeper batsman was one of the players who aborted the West Indies tour of India last October over a payment structure dispute between WIPA and the WICB.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInAfter many months of hard work and fundraising by a small team of organisers it is hoped that thousands of people will show their support and line King Street in Castle Douglas tomorrow Sunday the 7th of July to watch all the fun and antics of the first ever Castle Douglas Soap Box Derby. Over 20 gravity karts of all shapes and sizes designed and built by teams from right across the region will be rumbling down a purpose built obstacle course on King Street in Castle Douglas from 12.00pm tomorrow afternoon ( Sunday the 7th of July).The Organisers and a team of volunteers will shut of King Street from 7.00am on Sunday morning, to set up the course and the safety barriers and the first kart should set off from the start ramp at the Market Hill down the race track at noon.Matt Mckerlie from Castle Douglas, was one of the orginal team who came up with the idea last August, Matt said “Setting up the course is going to be a big job, we are hoping to start at 7.00am and we are looking for as many volunteers to turn out as possible to help with putting up the safety barriers and the course and taking them back down again after the racing has finished.” Matt Continued “The team pit lane ( accessed from rear of Market Hill carpark)will open at 9.30am for the karting crews to prepare their racing machines. We have asked that all competitors and stewards attend the race breifing at ‘The Legion’ on the Market Hill at 11.15am.”Public Parking will be available at Wallets Marts and on The Market Hill, Matt has asked “We want everyone who comes along to watch the event to really enjoy themselves. If the weather is kind it really should be a fantastic family day out. Please if you are parking in the town be considerate and please park without causing any obstructions for others , We really want the people and businesses of Castle Douglas to embrace the Soap Box Derby so that we can hold it again and again.” Matt Also said “We would like to give a massive thank you to everyone that has supported us so far, we have had so many fantastic donations by local people and businesses and help from several local groups with the planning and organisation, without all that support we would never of got the day of the ground. All we need now is for the people to turn up to watch, and for the teams to hopefully get their karts from the Start line to the Finish line”“It would be great to see people dressed up for the day to support their favourite teams, waving flags and shouting and cheering along the sides of the track just like you see at the Red Bull Soap Box Derby on telly”First race down the street is at 12 Mid-day on Sunday July the 7th, The event is Free to watch. You can find out more by following the Soap Box Derby Facebook page HERE