Crime to Top Discussions at June Diaspora Conference

first_imgRelatedCrime to Top Discussions at June Diaspora Conference Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The country’s spiralling crime rate is of major concern to Jamaicans both at home and abroad, and as such, the issue has been placed on the front burner for discussion at the second Jamaican Diaspora Conference, scheduled for June 15 to 16, 2006.Speaking at a recent JIS Think Tank, Senator Delano Franklyn, State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, revealed that Minister of National Security, Dr. Peter Phillips, has been asked to be the lead presenter in the “full range discussion on the crime situation in Jamaica”.Dr. Phillips’ presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with resource persons to include Commissioner of Police, Lucius Thomas and representatives from the police force in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. “These are all Jamaicans, who have reached very prominent positions [in these forces],” Senator Franklyn informed JIS News.Other topics to be discussed at the two-day conference, which will be held at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston, include: ‘Mobilisation of the Diasporic Community’, ‘Opportunities for Business Linkages and Investment’, ‘Globalisation and the Diaspora, and implications for the movement of people with focus on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).“It is absolutely important to afford the conference an opportunity to discuss the issue of movement of people, because if people are not able to move, you will not be able to develop a Diaspora community, and I believe that this discussion is most appropriate at this time, when seen in the context of what has evolved in the United States and also what is happening in other Diasporic communities,” the State Minister observed.Discussions will also focus on the important matter of ‘Culture and Tourism’.“The Jamaicans living overseas constitute a very high proportion of visitors to Jamaica and stopover visitors to Jamaica, and therefore constitute a very critical segment of our tourist market. In the area of culture, I need not emphasize what music and entertainment has done for us on the international stage, what it continues to do, and what it can do…we therefore consider it very important to get the input and views of the Jamaican overseas community,” pointed out Senator Franklyn.According to the State Minister, the conference will seek to deepen and strengthen relationships with Jamaicans everywhere, allow the Diaspora to be actively involved in national development, provide Government with a better understanding of some of the critical challenges faced by Jamaicans living abroad, and, following on the advancements of the first Diaspora conference, will continue efforts to put in place, the necessary institutional mechanisms to ensure organised and purposeful interaction.Another important aim of the forum is to give Jamaicans a broader voice, and in keeping with this objective, the Diaspora Conference Organising Committee sought input from the Jamaicans living overseas to develop the conference agenda, Senator Franklyn told JIS News.“It is important for us to send the signal that the conference is not just about us here in Jamaica.but it is also most importantly, to give an opportunity to Jamaicans living abroad to tell us what they think about us and out of that, to create a framework for dialogue and discussion,” he said, adding that the overseas community has long clamoured to be involved in the planning process, to share their thinking and to help with the necessary organisation.Since the inaugural Diaspora Conference in 2004, several infrastructural developments have taken place in an effort to not only maintain, but also enhance the relationship between the Diaspora and Jamaicans locally and concretise the established links. These include the election of a Jamaican Diaspora Advisory Board to advise the Minister on interacting with the overseas community; the construction of a Diaspora website; and the designation of June 16 as Jamaica Diaspora Day, to be observed annually.“More important than these though, is that we have established a channel to communicate with the Diaspora overseas and for them to engage in a productive and sustaining manner with us who live in Jamaica,” noted Hon. Douglas Orane, Chairman of the Diaspora Conference Organising Committee.Other initiatives, proposed by the conference delegates and not yet completed, include the establishment of a Jamaican Diaspora Foundation, which is expected to be up and running in the near future as preparatory work is almost complete, and the creation of strategies “to tap into the potential talent and human resources of the overseas church community,” said Senator Franklyn.“Bishop Peter Morgan, who attended the conference in 2004, was given the responsibility to follow through in that particular area…and he will be at this year’s conference to provide an update on where we are in terms of the organisation of that particular community,” he informed.The formation of lobby groups in the overseas countries, as was instructed at the inaugural conference, is also still in train.“This is an area where we have not yet been able to realise our potential, largely because I think we underestimated what would be required of conference participants and the Advisory Board members in particular, to organise the structures in the respective communities, so that they could bring under one umbrella, all the institutions, all the organisations, which currently exist,” Senator Franklyn conceded.Finally, the Jamaican Diaspora recommended the organisation of Trade Councils, which would be structured in such a way as to encourage Jamaican business persons living overseas to organise themselves and invest in Jamaica, explained the Junior Foreign Affairs Minister.“We have established three Trade Councils, particularly in the United States since the last conference,” he informed.This year’s Diaspora Conference will be opened by Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, while Opposition Leader, Bruce Golding will participate in the opening ceremony. Sir Bill Morris, Chancellor of the University and influential British labour leader, will be the guest speaker at the end-of-conference dinner. RelatedCrime to Top Discussions at June Diaspora Conferencecenter_img RelatedCrime to Top Discussions at June Diaspora Conference Crime to Top Discussions at June Diaspora Conference UncategorizedApril 24, 2006last_img read more

Mery-Melrose Organic Cognacs Now Available in New Jersey Market

first_imgShare Pinterest Linkedin AdvertisementNew York, New York – Mery-Melrose VS and VSOP Organic Cognacs, the first USDA-certified organic Cognac from the Grande Fine Champagne region of France are now available in New Jersey through distributor Verity Wine Partners. Columbus Wine and Spirits is the exclusive national importer for Mery-Melrose.Mery-Melrose VS, 6x750ml/case | SRP $49.99/bottleMery-Melrose VSOP, 6x750ml/case | SRP $64.99/bottleMery-Melrose Organic VS and VSOP Cognacs are artisan-crafted, delicately styled and produced in limited quantities by fourth generation master distiller François Méry. Distillation is in an old copper Charentais Still, and François distills the same way as his father and grandfather, by double distillation of naturally fermented wine and lees to obtain the quintessence of the local terroir, Grande Champagne. The eye-catching, contemporary labels speaks directly to the life in the soil and the health of the vineyards resulting from sustainable, organic farming practices.“We are excited to be working with Verity Wine Partners as our business philosophies are similar – both focused on solid working relationships with mid-size producers who are environmentally conscientious, utilize responsible farming practices and produce artisan products,” says Larry Reiter founder of Columbus Wine and Spirits.Mery-Melrose Organic Cognacs are also available in New York through Banville Wine Merchants and are listed as a Special Order Request through the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.About Verity Wine PartnersEstablished in 2009, Verity Wine Partners provides distribution in the New York and New Jersey markets for mid-size producers that share an enormous respect for the vineyard, believe in thoroughly responsible farming and the need to integrate all components of the natural order. www.veritywines.comAbout Columbus Wine and SpiritsEstablished in 2014, Columbus Wine and Spirits is an import, sales and brand marketing company providing independent distributors nationwide a portfolio of sustainably-produced, high quality, distinctive yet value-driven, artisan wines and spirits while delivering superior marketing and sales support. We are the exclusive national importer of Mery-Melrose Organic Cognac, Domaine de Papolle Bas-Armagnac, the distinctive wines of Bodegas Mocén – Rueda, Cuna de Reyes – Rioja, Simbolic 16 – Priorat, and also represent domestic brands Sarah’s Vineyard – Santa Clara CA, Rued Winery – Dry Creek CA. ReddIt Facebook Twitter Previous articleAfternoon Brief, October 25Next articleWashington Grape Growers, Winemakers Invited to Provide Input on Industry Research Proposals Press Release Home Industry News Releases Mery-Melrose Organic Cognacs Now Available in New Jersey MarketIndustry News ReleasesSpirits BusinessMery-Melrose Organic Cognacs Now Available in New Jersey MarketBy Press Release – October 26, 2017 332 0 Email TAGSColumbus Wine and SpiritsMery-MelroseVerity Wine Partners last_img read more

Afternoon Brief, May 15

first_imgPinterest TAGSab inbevAdobe Road WineryBaroloBordeauxCahorsChinaJackson Family WinesLeonettiMarylandMassetoSpainWashingtonWine Institute Email Linkedin Facebook Trending Story:Jackson Family Wines Vineyard Worker Dies in ATV Crash in Sonoma CountyA longtime local worker for one of the country’s largest wine producers died in an ATV crash Tuesday after his vehicle rolled over in a Bennett Valley vineyard, according to law enforcement…Today’s News:Wine Institute Statement: Latest China Tariff Increase on U.S. WineThe Chinese government announced that it would be increasing the tariff on U.S. wines in response to the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China…Beer to Your Front Door? Alcohol Delivery Bills Advance in LegislatureTwo bills that would allow retailers to deliver alcohol to doorsteps are now headed to the Senate floor after a judiciary committee approved the bill Tuesday, May 14…Saint-Émilion to Be Source of Bordeaux’s First ‘Grand Cru’ ChardonnayThe Russian billionaire-backed Art Russe brand from Château La Grâce Dieu Des Prieurs in Saint-Émilion is planning to release a grand cru level Chardonnay from this years vintage…New $32 Million OLE Health Facility Improves Access and Expands Quality of Healthcare for Napa CountyThinking Outside the Bottle; Innovative Packaging from Local Washington WineriesMaryland Man Admits to Stealing Up to $1.5 Million in Wine and Selling It to Napa ClientsAB InBev Fined €200m by EU2018 Bordeaux Wine Futures Prices and AnalysisCahors Loses 60 to 70 % of Its Crop to FrostWine Paris and Vinexpo Paris from 10 to 12 February 2020 in ParisBarolo’s Almost Secret AuctionOld Vines and New Ideology: Spain’s Wine Industry Has Never Been More ExcitingHow to Save Billions of Litres of WaterA Wine Company Is Looking to Pay a ‘Rosé Influencer’ $10,000 and Send Them on a Luxury Trip to FranceBlogs:Please – No Wine EducatorsGreg Sherwood MW: Do Wine Consumers Really Care About Regionality?Beer, Spirits, & Wine – Packed Imports Grow +7.70% by Value Over Last Twelve Months Through March 2019, Packaged Exports Decline -14.9&It’s Hard to Capture What Napa Valley Is Really Like: Harvest Season Gives It a Fair ShotThe Immoral and Unethical Wine Frauds of the WorldWineIndustry.Jobs:WinemakerMartin Ray Winery – Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, CA, USADirect Sales AssociateJoseph Swan Vineyards – Forestville, Sonoma County, California, USACustomer Relations RepresentativeEtched Images – Napa, California, USAMore Wine Industry Jobs…Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon BriefPeople:Acclaimed Washington Winemaker Chris Figgins Explores the Potential of Oregon Pinot NoirQ&A with Garrett Martin, Adobe Road WinemakerInterview: DRINKS Ecommerce Marketplace on Enabling ‘Wine as a Service”This Winemaking Couple Was Priced Out of Napa. So They Bought a French Chateau InsteadWinemaker Colin Campbell Remembered For a Huge Contribution to the Australian Wine IndustrySupplier News:Koch’s Advanced Membrane Filtration System Maximizes Revenue & Productivity for Wineries WorldwideQuest Provides Innovative Budget Planning Guidance on Packaging Costs That Optimizes the Power of Brands Across Multiple Budget Levels. An Industry First for Spirits and Wine BrandsMailChimp Webinar: Grow Your Business with Integrated Email MarketingFree Webinar: How to Leverage Seasonal Marketing in the Wine IndustryMore Supplier News …Vineyard & Winery:Stupendous Cellars’ Augmented Reality Packaging Aims to Re-Engage Next Generation, Adds Distribution Partners in SoutheastTorrontés del Mercado Makes Debut at Whole Foods MarketBarefoot Taps Mindy Kaling for New Boxed Wine LaunchMasseto Unveils New Ultramodern Underground Winemaking LairAssociation of Zoos and Aquariums Launches Wines to Benefit Endangered Species Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, May 15Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, May 15By Editor – May 15, 2019 324 0 center_img Advertisement Twitter Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief ReddIt Share Previous articleNew $32 Million OLE Health Facility Improves Access and Expands Quality of Healthcare for Napa CountyNext articleRosé All Day Casts Dream Job with $10,000 and Trip to France Editorlast_img read more

Mannings School Student Tops them All

first_imgAdvertisements Mannings School Student Tops them All EducationMarch 16, 2012 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail She’s soft-spoken, shy and unassuming. But it would be a big mistake to underestimate the academic prowess and determination of this petite 17-year-old. With distinctions in 11 subjects at the Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC), you would think Miltonia Thompson is anxious to brag about her accomplishments, but the Mannings School student remains modest, placing the credit squarely on the shoulders of hard work, her parents and “the sustaining grace of God.” “I am humbled. It’s a great privilege. It’s something that we have worked for, probably didn’t expect it to happen, but thanks be to God,” she tells JIS News in an interview.  Miltonia, along with over 140 students from secondary schools across the island were recognised for their outstanding performances at the CSEC examinations, during the National Awards  ceremony for 2011, held at the Abe Issa Auditorium, St. George’s College, in downtown Kingston,  on March 9. But, it was the ‘Westmorelite’ who walked away with the top award for the Best Overall Performance in CSEC,  with complete ‘A’ profiles in 11 subjects – Mathematics, English A, English B, Spanish, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Information Technology, Office Administration, Principles of Business, and Social Studies. Andrew Ellis and Paula-Kay Cousins of Glenmuir High School received the awards for second and third best performers, respectively. Additionally, Chevano Baker of Manchester High School walked away with the top award for business subjects; Shanique Richards, Wolmer’s Girls School, received the best grades for the Humanities; Dea Thomas, Morant Bay High School came out on top for the Sciences; and Krystal Thomas of the Hampton School, was awarded first prize for Technical Vocational subjects. Campion College received the award for the Top School in both CSEC and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).   Miltonia, who is the eldest of five children, tells JIS News that her success is the result of her hard work and the dedicated efforts of her teachers and parents. “With God’s help we balanced our time and it all worked out well,” she says. She is currently in Lower Sixth Form at the Mannings School where she is pursuing five CAPE subjects, namely: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Communication Studies and Spanish. Miltonia says  that after Sixth Form she is “willing to go wherever the Lord leads,” but admits that she is eyeing a career in medicine. Impressively, the top student also finds time for extra curricula activities, skillfully balancing her time between studying and actively participating in several groups and clubs at her school. These include the Mannings School Quiz Club, Peer Counselling, Performing Arts Society, the Magazine Committee and the Newspaper Committee. Her parents, Milton and Margaret Thompson, who are also both teachers, say they are proud of their daughter’s success, but not surprised. “I’m really elated and overwhelmed, but I’m not surprised, because from a tender age I realised that she was an alert child and I expected her to do this well,” Mrs. Thompson, a teacher at the Godfrey Stewart High School, tells JIS News. Mrs. Thompson admits that all her children excel in their studies, noting that Miltonia’s younger sister is also a Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) government scholarship awardee. Mr. Thomas, who teaches at the Unity Primary School,  tells JIS News that words cannot explain how he feels about the success of his children, particularly his eldest daughter. “I’m very proud of her, because from a young age she has shown keen interest and has always been very organised,” he says. The proud father recalls that even when she was much younger she would always ask for books as presents, rather than elaborate toys, like most children. “They are all naturally interested in their school work. We don’t have to tell them to take up their books. They know when to take them up and know when to put them down and they are all organised,” he boasts. The awards  ceremony is an initiative of the Jamaica Association of Principals of Secondary Schools (JAPPS). Students from over 60 high schools across the island are recognised for their outstanding performances, not only in the CSEC exams, but also in the CAPE and Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC) tests. RelatedMannings School Student Tops them All By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporter RelatedMannings School Student Tops them All RelatedMannings School Student Tops them Alllast_img read more

Pai defends net neutrality stance, highlights successes

first_imgHome Pai defends net neutrality stance, highlights successes Previous ArticleInterview: FonNext ArticlePinterest acquires Jelly Industries Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Tags Related Chris Donkin FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 09 MAR 2017 Author FCC approves $7 billion for emergency connectivity FCC commissioner eyes further Chinese vendor curbs Chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Ajit Pai (pictured) defended proposed repeals of privacy and net neutrality rules at a Senate hearing yesterday, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported.Hitting back at Democrat warnings his policies would harm consumers, he said carriers would still have obligations to protect consumer privacy. In terms of net neutrality, Pai emphasised the need to maintain a level playing field for ISPs.Pai used his statement to highlight some of the successes of his first six weeks in the role and reiterate his policies to improve broadband coverage, “close the digital divide” and promote innovation in the sector.Addressing the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Pai said: “In the first six weeks of my Chairmanship, we have hit the ground running.”“As we move forward, I hope we can continue to work together on a bipartisan basis to close the digital divide, promote innovation, protect consumers and public safety, and improve the FCC’s processes and procedures.”Since taking the reins in January, Pai made several statements outlining his intent to review and rollback some of the privacy and net neutrality rules introduced during the previous administration.In the last six weeks, the FCC introduced new transparency policies, closed an investigation into zero-rating data services and, among other measures, approved the use of unlicensed spectrum to increase the bandwidth available for wireless services in the country. Ajit PaiFCClast_img read more

Council streamlines process for taking over problematic housing estates

first_img WhatsApp Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Council streamlines process for taking over problematic housing estates Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Twitter By News Highland – July 23, 2013 Facebook Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Donegal County Council has adopted a new policy for taking over housing estates.The council’s policy had to be revised due a high profile Court Case this year which ruled that Donegal County Council immediately to take over responsibility for public areas and services in two new housing estates following a legal dispute with the builders.Yesterday Councillors adopted the revised policy.Councillor Paul Canning has welcomed the changes and says it makes it much easier for problematic estates to be taken over:[podcast][/podcast] Google+ Google+ Newscenter_img Twitter Pinterest Previous articleDonegal County Council takes on 67 through JobBridge – none get a job with the councilNext articleDonegal ‘pillar of local community’ fined for sexual assault News Highland Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project LUH still not ready to restore IT systems WhatsApp Pinterest Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restoredlast_img read more

Access code for unlocking HSE systems ‘fraught with risk’ – Reid

first_img Pinterest Previous articleDemonstrations calling for 100% Mica redress scheme taking place in DonegalNext articleTaoiseach happy with vaccination progression News Highland Twitter Twitter Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – May 22, 2021 Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+center_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Access code for unlocking HSE systems ‘fraught with risk’ – Reid WhatsApp Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 The head of the HSE says access to the unlocking codes for its system is welcome – but still “fraught with risk”.Paul Reid says it won’t be a “switch back on” process in recovering from last week’s cyber attack.A decryption code is being analysed this weekend to see if it can be safely used to regain access to patient data.Dr Sean McSweeney, head of the computer science department at Munster Technological University, says it’ll be a slow process:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Sutherland’s defensive pieces coming together at the right time

first_imgSutherland’s defensive pieces coming together at the right time By Paul Gotham on November 2, 2017No Comment Subscribe by Email Follow on Facebook Sutherland’s Jonah Pierce (5) missed the first five games of the regular season while working an internship at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, Washington. (Photo: JODI ZUROWSKI/ Z’s PHOTOTASTIC)By PAUL GOTHAMAlex Oleyourryk traded shoulder pads and a helmet for goalkeeper gloves. Jonah Pierce needed to finish an internship three time zones away. Those two pieces added to the puzzle, and the Pittsford Sutherland Knights have found their rhythm at the right time.After opening the season with four losses in their first six games and entering the sectionals a game above .500  at 8-7-1, Sutherland sits one win away from a trip to the NYS Class A Final Four.“I always felt like we would be able to compete with anybody, and if we got hot at the right time and the defense put it together, which they clearly have, we would be really tough to beat,” Knights head coach Sean Hopkins said after their victory over the Brockport Blue Devils in the Class A regional qualifier. “I wasn’t expecting us to be here, but over the sectional run I knew there was a shot at it. They’ve been playing really well.”That Hopkins didn’t expect the Knights to be in this position might have been because the fifth-year coach wasn’t exactly sure what he had.Oleyourryk stepped in as the starting keeper in the pre-season but the senior had not previously been in that role at the varsity level. As a junior, he recognized he would be caught in a log jam for playing time with two others, so he chose to play a different sport.“I wanted to try football out for a bit,” the senior said. “I had never played it before and I always kinda wanted to play it. I’m a bigger kid so why not.”Alex Oleyourryk returned to play between the pipes after a season on the Pittsford football team. Oleyourryk has surrendered one goal in four post-season contests. (Photo: JODI ZUROWSKI/Z’s PHOTOTASTIC)VIEW MORE JODI ZUROWSKI PHOTOS HERE. When his time on the gridiron didn’t go as planned and a return to the pitch looked possible, Oleyourryk didn’t hesitate.“Football was fun and all, but I knew I wasn’t going to get any PT my senior year,” he explained. “I played with all the buddies on my team this year in club (soccer) since I was seven, eight years old. I saw a spot, and I knew I might be able to start if I worked at it and I decided I’d rather do that and be with my friends than just play another season on the bench.”Meanwhile Pierce, who aspires to study Biology in college, was working in a lab over the summer at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, Washington. Internship completed; Pierce, a starting outside back a year ago, returned to the lineup but not until the sixth game of the season – a 2-0 loss to division rival Brighton.With Pierce back in the lineup, the Knights had their entire defensive corps. Next game out, Sutherland tied three-time reigning sectional champ, Greece Athena.“We went down twice to them and came back both times to tie the game,” Pierce said about that outing which he sees as the turning point in the season. “It was a good performance.”SECTION FIVE TO HOST FAR WEST REGIONALSGRAUPMAN GIVES SUTHERLAND A CHANCE TO PLAY FOR A ‘BLOCK’ SUTHERLAND REVERSES CURSE, MOVES ON TO FAR WEST REGIONALThe Knights went 5-3 for the remainder of the regular season. Their losses? One each to state-ranked division rivals Brighton (for a second time) and Brockport as well as to crosstown rival Pittsford Mendon.Their defense started to take shape, and the Knights allowed multiple goals in just two games over those remaining eight contests.“A lot of it comes down to communication,” Pierce noted. “I have (Will) Graupman and Ryan Morabito yelling at me constantly throughout the game to make sure I’m marked and to make sure everyone else is. When one of us switches who we’re covering, the whole unit shifts together.”Sutherland, which allowed 33 goals over 17 games a season ago, has cut that number to 24 through 20 games this year. More importantly the Knights’ defense has surrendered just one tally in four post-season matches.“Jonah stepped right into the back where he was for the whole season last year,” Hopkins stated. “Three out of the four played together last year. Last year we played a flat-back four. We switched to sweeper/stopper this year. I think it’s helped us having Morabito a few yards behind everybody else cleaning up the mess.”Sutherland will meet Section VI Class A champion East Aurora in the Far West Regional. The Blue Devils (20-0-0/ No. 2 NYSSWA) scored with 12.7 seconds remaining in regulation and went on to beat Grand Island in overtime.“They’re definitely a good team,” Hopkins said of East Aurora. “On defense, they play a flat back-four which was very solid. Their goalie’s really, really aggressive. If we play like we have been, we’ll be perfectly fine and we’ll be in that game battling.”A 7:30 p.m. start time is scheduled Friday at Spencerport Central Schools.**Updated to indicate Sutherland’s correct season record heading into the sectionals.   Alex Oleyourryk, East Aurora, football, Sean Hopkins Connect on Linked in Add to Google+center_img Print This Post Sutherland’s defensive pieces coming together at the right time added by Paul Gotham on November 2, 2017View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&Healthyby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ Splinters”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ Splinters Share on Facebook Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. 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Military Presence Escalates Tension Among Public, Georgia State Criminologist Warns

first_img3:24 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List For Whom The Bell Rings Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Share Atlanta police have also released new surveillance footage that shows a suspect leaving the scene near University Avenue and Pryor Road, where Turner was shot and killed Saturday night. The surveillance video shows a black man in a white shirt. Investigators said the man is carrying an AR-15 assault weapon.The young girl was riding in the backseat of a car driven by her mom. A friend sat in the passenger seat. Police said the three attempted to enter a parking lot in the 1200 block of Pryor Road, across the street from the same Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was killed by police last month.After the car attempted to go through illegally placed barricades, police said an armed group surrounded the car. Authorities are still investigating why at least two people shot at the vehicle. Secoriea, who was about to celebrate her 9th birthday, was taken to Atlanta Medical Center and did not survive.“I think it’s more linked to the protests than the pandemic,” Dabney said.“Certainly the pandemic is relevant because it’s got people not feeling psychologically balanced. As we’ve opened back up, people have come back out a little bit stir-crazy, and are responding accordingly.”center_img Related Stories Ongoing protests over white supremacy and police brutality, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, have strained the general public into a state of normlessness, an expert says.Georgia State University Criminology Professor Dean Dabney echoed statements from Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and critics of the governor’s decision to deploy National Guard troops to Atlanta.“The police department generally is not happy when something like that happens, especially when they didn’t ask for it to happen,” Dabney told Morning Edition host Lisa Rayam.“On top of that, you’ve got a more military presence in the streets, which increases the tensions among the public. It’s a balance between patience and re-establishing authority.”But Dabney also said he is alarmed by the spike, which doesn’t even factor in shooting victims from the 4th of July weekend. The aftermath: five people dead, including an 8-year-old girl, Secoriea Turner. Department officials said there were 31 confirmed shooing victims Friday through Sunday.“You’ve got a high level of those high-profile, violent crimes, which immediately grabs the public’s attention. That’s happening, I would theorize, because of a lack of proactive policing,” Dabney said.“At the same time, you’ve got a general demeanor within the public, and within the neighborhoods where there are high levels of crime, that can produce these flash-flood incidents.”Secoriea Turner was shot near the spot where Rayshard Brooks was killed. (Courtesy of the Atlanta Police Department)Atlanta police crime data shows gun violence spiked during a 28-day-period last month, compared to that same time frame last year.Police data shows nearly 100 people were shot across Atlanta between May 31 and June 27, a 104% increase over June 2019.Gov. Brian Kemp tweeted Sunday night that he would take action against what he called a trend of lawlessness in Atlanta. By Monday morning, Kemp had declared a state of emergency and authorized the activation of up to 1,000 National Guard troops. The order is to remain in effect until at least July 13, and says the state of emergency is justified by the “unlawful assemblage, violence, overt threats of violence, disruption of the peace and tranquility of this state and danger existing to persons and property.” ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

Games industry generated $108.4bn in revenues in 2017

first_imgGames industry generated $108.4bn in revenues in 2017$82bn generated by free-to-play games, esports on track to be a $1bn business in 2018James BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefWednesday 31st January 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleSuperData Research, Inc.A new report indicates that interactive entertainment – encompassing games and much of the media around it – generated well over $100bn in revenues last year.The 2017 Year In Review Report by SuperData shows that mobile games remain the biggest sector, generating $59.2bn, followed by PC at $33bn and consoles at $8.3bn.Meanwhile, under the umbrella of “interactive media”, extended reality was the biggest category, with VR and AR combining to make $4bn. Gaming video content followed close behind at $3.2bn, while esports generated $756m.In total, the industry saw revenues of $108.4bn in 2017.Both the PC and mobile sectors were, unsurprisingly, driven by free-to-play titles. In fact, $82bn was spent on these games by 2.5bn players – that’s one out of every three people in the global population. The total money spent on mobile titles was also $14bn higher than in 2016, with Asian titles such as Tencent’s Arena of Valor and NetEase’s Fantasy Westward Journey cited as contributors to the market’s 31 per cent year-on-year growth.Asia remains the biggest market for mobile, generating $36bn in 2017 – a $10bn increase over 2016 – and expected to make $38.4bn by the end of this year. By contrast, North America and Europe generated $9.1bn and $5.9bn respectively in 2017.However, the Western markets remain by far the dominant force in the console space, with North America spending $4.2bn on console games and Europe $3.1bn. Asia spent just $200m, and growth is not expected for next year – unlike the Western markets, which are both forecast to increase by $200m.In the traditional games space, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was perhaps the biggest breakout success, generating $712m in its first eight months. That’s 12 per cent of all premium PC revenue for the year, and almost double the $382m generated by Overwatch, the second most successful title.And despite being four years old, Grand Theft Auto was the most lucrative game of 2017, generating $521m – $9m more than runner-up Call of Duty: WW2. However, there were three COD titles in the Top 10 for 2017, with the combined revenues of WW2, Black Ops III and Infinite Warfare amounting to $951m.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Having made $756m in 2017, SuperData predicts esports will become a $1bn business in 2018, with a current global audience of 258m viewers. 70 per cent of last year’s revenues were made in sponsorship and ads, while merchandise and ticket sales only accounted for nine per cent.When it comes to gaming video content, Twitch accounted for more than half (54 per cent) of all revenues at $1.7bn. YouTube was second at 22 per cent, and revenues of $690m – despite having double the audience of Twitch.You can read more in the full report, available from SuperData’s website.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Mobile newsletter and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesNielsen to close down SuperDataGames insights will be rolled into Nielsen Sports’ products and servicesBy Marie Dealessandri A month agoJanuary digital games spending reaches $11.6bnSuperdata reports a 15% rise in revenue year-on-year worldwide, with the PC space particularly growingBy Marie Dealessandri 2 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more