New Dinosaur Discovered After Laying Misidentified in Vault for 30 Years

first_img Scientists Uncover New Evidence of Asteroid That Killed DinosaursEgg Fossils Provide Glimpse Into Prehistoric Parenting Stay on target A PhD student has made an amazing discovery in her own university’s vaults — a new species of early dinosaur has been laying misidentified in a collection for 30 years.Scientists, led by Kimberley Chapelle of University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, recognized that the dinosaur was not only a new species of sauropodomorph, but an entirely new genus, according to a news release from the University of the Witwatersrand.The specimen, which is described in the academic journal PeerJ, has now been named Ngwevu intloko, which means “grey skull” in the Xhosa language, to honor South Africa’s heritage.Micro-CT scan of Ngwevu intloko skull. (Photo Credit: Kimberley Chapelle/Wits University)“This is a new dinosaur that has been hiding in plain sight,” said Professor Paul Barrett, Chappelle’s supervisor and a researcher at the Natural History Museum in the UK. “The specimen has been in the collections in Johannesburg for about 30 years, and lots of other scientists have already looked at it. But they all thought that it was simply an odd example of Massospondylus.”Massospondylus was one of the first dinosaurs to reign at the start of the Jurassic period, according to the Natural History Museum. Regularly found throughout southern Africa, these animals belonged to a group called the sauropodomorphs and eventually gave rise to the sauropods, a group containing the Museum’s iconic Diplodocus dinosaur cast, Dippy. Researchers are now looking closer at many of these supposed Massospondylus specimens, believing things may not have been so straightforward.“In order to be certain that a fossil belongs to a new species, it is crucial to rule out the possibility that it is a younger or older version of an already existing species,” said Chapelle. “This is a difficult task to accomplish with fossils because it is rare to have a complete age series of fossils from a single species. Luckily, the most common South African dinosaur Massospondylus has specimens ranging from embryo to adult. Based on this, we were able to rule out age as a possible explanation for the differences we observed in the specimen now named Ngwevu intloko.”According to the Natural History Museum, the new dinosaur is known from a single fairly complete specimen whose skull and much of its skeleton are remarkably well preserved.A good deal of the rest of the dinosaur’s skeleton also got fossilized. (Photo Credit: Kimberley Chapelle/Wits University)N. intloko was bipedal and had a fairly chunky body, with a long slender neck and a small, boxy head. It would have been a relatively small dinosaur, measuring perhaps more than 9 feet (3 meters) from the tip of its snout to the end of its tail.While it likely ate some plants, it may also have taken any small animals that were unable to escape its path. It would have been quite different from the large, plant-munching sauropods that came much later in the Jurassic, the Museum said.The findings will help scientists better understand the transition between the Triassic and Jurassic period, around 200 million years ago. Known as a time of mass extinction, it now seems that more complex ecosystems were flourishing in the earliest Jurassic than previously thought.The newly discovered Ngwevu intloko would have looked similar to the Massospondylus seen here, with a fairly chunky body and a long, slender neck (Credit: Nobu Tamura/ Wikimedia Commons)“This new species is interesting because we thought previously that there was really only one type of sauropodomorph living in South Africa at this time,” said Barrett. “We now know there were actually six or seven of these dinosaurs in this area, as well as variety of other dinosaurs from less common groups. It means that their ecology was much more complex than we used to think. Some of these other sauropodomorphs were like Massospondylus, but a few were close to the origins of true sauropods, if not true sauropods themselves.”Barrett and other scientists expect that many specimens previously identified as Massospondylus may well end up being either N. intloko or even some other new species in their own right. And it could also encourage researchers to revisit specimens sitting unnoticed in museum collections and vaults around the world.Read the full paper on Ngwevu intloko here.More on Finds 65-Million-Year-Old Triceratops Skull in North DakotaMassive, 1,100-Pound Dinosaur Bone Unearthed in FranceNew Species of Duck-Billed Dinosaur Identifiedlast_img read more

Game of Thrones Star Sophie Turner Predicts Sansa Starks Future

first_imgStay on target Game of Thrones ended with many memorable moments, including Sansa Stark being crowned as Queen of the North. Sophie Turner, who played the monarch on the show, recently revealed the ideal vision for Sansa Stark—and why she will rule alone for the rest of her life.“No wars, no battles. I see her leading until she’s very old,” Turner told the Los Angeles Times in an interview. “I don’t see her getting married or having children. I think it would be a democratic kind of kingdom. She’d die of old age, very happy.”Turner also revealed why Sansa Stark wouldn’t have been a good fit for the Iron Throne, since she is only looking out for her kingdom.“The fact that she doesn’t want power is also something to be said for her,” Turner added. “She only cares about the North.” ‘Game of Thrones’ Targaryen Prequel Series Is Reportedly Coming to HBO‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… center_img Sansa’s crowning during the Game of Thrones finale pleased many viewers and most were happy that the Stark sibling would rule the region her family controlled for many years, INSIDER noted. Many fans will also remember Sansa Stark’s intelligence and her ability to read other power-hungry contenders throughout the series.“[Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] and I spoke about it a lot … the ways people are blinded by power. She can spy that in anyone. She’s seen too much; she can’t be [too] vigilant,” Turner added. “We always thought she had her head screwed on maybe the best of all the characters.”Turner, along with many other actors, including Alfie Allen and Carice van Houten, were recently nominated for their first Emmy Awards. Game of Thrones racked up 32 nominations for the Emmy Awards, breaking the Emmys record for the most nominations in a single season. The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 8:00 p.m. EDT on Fox.More on‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Sophie Turner Says Goodbye to Sansa‘Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Honors Her Stark Family on Instagram‘Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Posts Tribute to Sansa Starklast_img read more

Official WWE statement regarding Charlotte Paige promo

first_img WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Twitter Pinterest Becky Lynch WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Videos Articles Videos Articles Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img WWE has issued an official statement to the wrestling media on Thursday regarding the controversial promo on RAW this past Monday night involving WWE Divas Champion Charlotte and Paige where the passing of Charlotte’s brother Reid was used.“Subject matter this personal is only approved as a result of the strong advocacy of the talent themselves.  Notwithstanding that, WWE is ultimately responsible for what airs in its programming.”As reported earlier this week, Ric Flair noted on his podcast that he was not given a heads up about WWE using Reid in the promo adding, “I never heard a word about it. I started crying while I was watching. Nobody called me and nobody has called me today. That would indicate that they just assume that was good.”Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Asuka, Becky Lynch, And Charlotte In Triple Threat Title Match Becky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Charlotte Flair WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions last_img read more

Weather Eye Be prepared for coming storms heed watches warnings

first_imgPatrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at There is certainly lots to discuss today with the incoming weather. We chatted on Sunday about the potential for high winds and copious amounts of rainfall beginning today into early next week. That is still on schedule.Powerful storms off the Pacific Ocean are heading our way. It will be raining (or pouring) when you read this.The storm today will dump heavy rain over the Pacific Northwest with several inches along the coast and in the mountains. Locally heavy as well in the 1- to 3-inch category.A high wind warning was already in effect today for the coast with winds gusting between 65 and 75 mph. Another big blow will hit the coast Saturday with possible higher winds maybe 80-100-plus mph. This storm brings with it remnants of Typhoon Songda.Looking at forecast models Wednesday afternoon it was unclear the exact track of the storm. My advice is to be prepared but by no means panic. Get your information from reliable weather sources. If you travel to the coast for storm watching be sure and do it from a safe place.Wednesday was the 54th anniversary of the famous Columbus Day windstorm in 1962. Some forecasters say Saturday’s storm could be as strong while out in the Pacific Ocean. That is why the concern on the tracking of the deep low pressure system.last_img read more

Vancouver Mall eatery gets poor health score

first_imgA restaurant in the Vancouver Mall food court received a score of 135 — zero is a perfect score — on its most recent inspection by health officials.Despite the high score during the Oct. 4 inspection, health officials did not shut down the Express Japan restaurant because employees immediately corrected the violations during the visit, said Don Strick, Clark County Public Health spokesman.Inspectors deduct points for violations based on the level of risk they pose to public health. Restaurants that receive 35 or more high-risk points during an inspection are subject to an unannounced follow-up inspection within 30 days. If an establishment receives 60 or more high-risk points or a total of 100 points during one inspection, health officials can close the restaurant.During the Oct. 4 inspection, Express Japan received 135 high-risk points for inadequate handwashing, improper cooling procedures, improper hot holding temperatures, improper cooking times and temperatures, food stored at room temperature — each a 25-point violation — and improper storage of raw animal foods and improper use or lack of thermometers, which are each five-point violations.Health officials performed a follow-up inspection Thursday and recorded only one violation: improper hot holding temperatures. Inspectors provided additional education to the employees and will perform another inspection within 30 days, Strick said.last_img read more

Facebook to hire 3000 to review videos of crime and suicide

first_imgNEW YORK — Facebook plans to hire another 3,000 people to review videos and other posts after getting criticized for not responding quickly enough to murders shown live on its service.The hires over the next year will be on top of the 4,500 people Facebook already has to identify crime and other questionable content for removal. CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote Wednesday that the company is “working to make these videos easier to report so we can take the right action sooner — whether that’s responding quickly when someone needs help or taking a post down.”Videos and posts that glorify violence are against Facebook’s rules, but Facebook has been criticized for being slow in responding to such content, including live videos of a murder in Cleveland and a killing of a baby in Thailand. The Thailand video was up for 24 hours before it was removed.In most cases, content is reviewed and possibly removed only if users complain. News reports and posts that condemn violence are allowed. This makes for a tricky balancing act for the company. Facebook does not want to act as a censor, as videos of violence, such as those documenting police brutality or the horrors of war, can serve an important purpose.LIVE STREAM CHALLENGESPolicing live video streams is especially difficult, as viewers don’t know what will happen. This rawness is part of their appeal.last_img read more

Vehicle collides with elk herd west of Portland

first_imgHILLSBORO, Ore. — Authorities say a vehicle collided with a herd of elk in rural Washington County.The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened Thursday on Highway 26 near Northwest Dersham Road.The driver was not hurt, but some of the 10 or so elk were injured and had to be euthanized.The road near North Plains reopened before 7 a.m.last_img

Council approves new county managers contract

first_imgBeginning July 23, Clark County will officially have a permanent county manager again.The Clark County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved incoming County Manager Shawn Henessee’s contract, granting him a base salary of $170,000, a monthly car allowance of $450, benefits and retirement coverage under the Washington Public Employee’s Retirement System. He will also receive up to $12,000 for moving costs.Henessee is currently the city administrator in Pleasant Hill, Mo., population 8,000. He has also been the assistant director for Jackson County, a large Missouri county covering much of Kansas City, and is a Washington bar admitted attorney who worked at a law firm focused on land use.The decision came with little ceremony, with Councilor Julie Olson, a Republican, noting only that “we’re excited to have Mr. Henessee join the team.”The vote nonetheless signaled a significant turning point for the Clark County Council, which has been without a permanent county manager for more than a year.In May 2017, the council abruptly fired former County Manager Mark McCauley, offering only vague explanation for the reasoning behind the decision. McCauley is now a department head in Jefferson County on the Olympic Peninsula.last_img read more

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71year old man killed two others injured in random attacks in Bellingham

first_imgA 71-year old man was killed and two people were injured after they were all attacked by a person they didn’t know in Bellingham on Saturday, police said. A suspect has been arrested.The murder victim is Donald T. Alderson, Gary Goldfogel, Whatcom County Medical Examiner, said in an emailed statement. He died from loss of blood due to stab wounds to the chest.Police received a report at 11:19 a.m. from a person who had found a seriously-injured man on a trail near Meador Avenue. The man, Alderson, died before police arrived. Witnesses in the area of the attack reported seeing a man who matched the same description as a suspect in two earlier attacks, walking away with blood on his hands and his clothing, according to a separate statement from Bellingham police.Police first responded to a call at 11:05 a.m. of a woman being hit in the face by a stranger on the 800 block of Lakeway Drive, before he rode off on a bicycle, police said. She suffered minor injuries.Shortly after, officers responded to a second report of a man being assaulted near Lincoln Street and Potter Street by a man who matched the description of the first assailant. The man had more serious injuries than the woman, but they aren’t life-threatening.last_img read more

Nonprofit hopes it can save holiday tree train rides

first_imgA train-oriented nonprofit that sponsors a Christmas-themed ride may be close to finding a way to continue offering the popular excursion, after being caught between an escalating dispute between Clark County and the operator of the railroad.Last week, Chelatchie Prairie Railroad, a volunteer group that offers train rides on a stretch of the county-owned railroad near Yacolt, announced it would have to cancel the scheduled train rides after Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad blocked the nonprofit from using the track.The company holds the lease to operate the railroad with the county. Recently, the validity of the agreement has become uncertain.Eric Temple, the company’s president, said the county communicated to him that it does not consider the lease valid. The county has taken an ambiguous stance on the question but stated that it will allow the company to operate the railroad until the issue can be resolved.Temple said the uncertainty around the lease could expose him to crippling liability if an accident were to happen on the stretch of railroad near Yacolt used by the nonprofit.On Tuesday, the Clark County Council unexpectedly responded by unanimously passing a resolution rebuking the company. The resolution states that the county has intended to operate in “good faith” to permit Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad to operate on the railroad while the issues could be settled “or until an appropriate legal authority could resolve any remaining dispute.” The resolution also called the company’s rationale suspect.last_img read more

Darsilami Caliph General and Alkalo Police Bail Extended Again

first_imgBy KebbaJeffangThe police bail for Shiekh Muhideen Hydara, Caliph General of Darsilami Sangajor and Alkalo Buyeh Touray of the same village, has been extended again by the police to Monday, 11th August 2014.The two elders were informed about the bail extension when they reported yesterday, Wednesday, 6th August 2014, at the Yundum Police station.A source told this reporter that when the two reported at 9 am, they were asked to sit down and wait until after 2.30 pm before they were told by the police to go home and report again next Monday as there is no instruction from ‘above.’It could be recalled that the two were arrested for observing Eid prayer on Tuesday, 29th August, 2014 and not on Monday 28August, 2014. Both were said to have been arrested on the very day they prayed at Sangajor Darsilami village in the Foni Kansala district, West Coast Region. They were reported to have been detained at various police stations, including Yundum for three nights. The two were then released on bail on Friday, 1st August, 2014 and were asked to report on Monday which they did. They were further asked to report to the police on Wednesday (yesterday) and next Monday again. ]]>last_img read more

Why is Jammeh Still Insisting asks Abbas Bangura

first_imgBy Nelson MannehAbbas Bangura, a native of Tabakoto, on 16 January, 2017 walked into Foroyaa’s office to raise his concern on the rejection of the 1 December Presidential elections by the outgoing president and the current political situation of the Gambia.Speaking to foroyaa, Bangura said he could still recall that on the 2 December when Mr. Adama Barrow was declared elected by the Independent Electoral Commissioner (IEC) as the winner of the 2016 Presidential Election, the outgoing president Jammeh took his telephone and spoke to him congratulating him as the winner and said he will never question anybody for the people have spoken and he has heard them.  ‘’ There is no chapter or section in the Constitution that says that a president cannot be sworn in if an election petition is filed in court.  Now in this stage everybody should talk using the language of the Constitution,’’ he asserted. According to Mr. Bangura since President Jammeh rejected the election results many people left the country. “Everyday people are leaving the urban area with their families to the rural area. He said thieves have taken this moment as an opportunity to break into people’s houses that have left with their families due to this political situation,” Bangura lamented.He said there are many institutions that are not operating at the moment such as schools, health facilities like MRC and even the Gambia Teachers Union. He noted that what the people said should happen and not what an individual says or desires. ‘’It was announced over the television that there will be no arresting of people, 2017 but still now they are arresting people making the situation worse,” he said.last_img read more

Momodou Sabally Faces Fresh Charges Granted Bail

first_imgBy Mamadou DemMr. Momodou Sabally, former Director General of the Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS), yesterday 9 January, 2017 appeared at the high court in Banjul, charged with eight counts ranging from Economic crime, Abuse of office, Neglect of official duty and Giving false information.However, Mr. Sabally had denied any wrong doing and was consequently granted bail by Justice Aminata Saho Ceesay on conditions that he provides the sum of one million dalasi or two Gambian sureties with landed properties valued at the said sum.Consequently, the matter was adjourned to February 2nd, 2017 for hearing.Prior to his release on bail, Sabally was in the custody of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) for almost two months. His attorney, barrister Lamin S. Camara on the 6th of December last year, filed a motion for the accused to be released on bail which was not opposed by the state. Given that the bar association boycotted the courts, the accused took it upon himself to move the motion. Consequently, he was granted bail.According to the particulars of offence on count one, the aforesaid person on the month of May 2014 at Banjul, within the jurisdiction of the court did commit an offence to wit: while serving as Secretary General, Head of the Civil Service and Minister for Presidential Affairs caused economic loss to Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation to the tune of four hundred and two thousand five hundred dalasis (D402,500) by unduly influencing the said Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation to fund a program titled “Youth Career Development Program” organized by one Mariama Sillah and thereby committed an offence.On count two, the particulars of offence allege that the accused sometime in the month of May, 2014 in Banjul within the jurisdiction of the court, did commit an offence to wit: while serving as the Secretary General, Head of the Civil Service and Minister for Presidential Affairs  caused economic loss to the Government of the Gambia to the tune of thirty eight thousand four hundred and twenty four dalasis (38,424:00) being money received by him as per diem for a trip to South Africa in order to attend the inauguration ceremony of President Jacob Zuma which inauguration he neglected and failed to attend and thereby committed an offence.On count three, the state alleges Mr. Sabally in the same month, year and place, as above, did commit an offence to wit: in flagrant abuse of his office as the Secretary General, Head of the Civil Service and Minister for Presidential Affairs influenced SSHFC to sponsor a program titled ‘Youth Career Development Program’ organised by one Mariama Sillah and thereby committed an offence.On count four, it is alleged that the accused in flagrant abuse of his office, as the Secretary General, Head of the Civil Service and Minister of Presidential Affairs and blatant disregard of due process caused SSHFC to sponsor a titled “Youth Career Development Program” organized by one Mariama Sillah and thereby committed an offence.The particulars of offence on count five indicates that on or about the 22nd day of May, 2014 the accused did commit an offence to wit: while serving as Secretary General, Head of the Civil Services and Minister for Presidential Affairs and while being part of the Gambian delegation to South Africa to attend the inauguration of President Jacob Zuma willfully neglected to attend the said inauguration and thereby committed an offence.On count six, prosecutors allege that the accused on or about the 22nd day of May, 2014 at Banjul within the jurisdiction of the court, did commit an offence to wit:  while serving as Secretary General, Head of the Civil Service and Minister for Presidential Affairs and while being part of the Gambian delegation to South Africa to attend the inauguration of President Jacob Zuma willfully  and negligently, delayed the departure of the Vice President’s flight from South Africa for 45 minutes and thereby committed an offence.Count seven states that Momodou Sabally sometime in 1014 at Banjul within the jurisdiction of the court did commit an offence to wit: in flagrant abuse of his office as the Secretary General, Head of the Civil Service and Minister for Presidential Affairs in flagrant abuse of his office presented two vehicles, the property of Alasan Ndoye to his Excellency the President as gift and thereby committed an offence.The final count alleges that the accused, with intent to annoy and cause financial loss to Alasan Ndoye informed his Excellency the President that the said Alasan Ndoye had given two vehicles to His Excellency the President which information he knew or believed to be false and thereby committed an offence.last_img read more

Scholes wants Bale to join Man Utd

first_imgPaul Scholes has admitted that he would welcome Gareth Bale’s arrival at Manchester United this summer, but he doubts the move will ever materialiseThe Welshman’s future has been under constant speculation over the course of this season and has intensified this week after Bale admitted that he will be considering his options this summer after his lack of playing time under Zinedine Zidane at Real this season.The 28-year-old announced the news after coming on as a substitute and scoring a brilliant brace to fire Real to a third consecutive Champions League title.Since last summer, Bale has been linked with a move to United with Jose Mourinho having admitted that he is an admirer of his.However, Manchester United legend Scholes feels that Bale is unlikely to leave Real.“Can I see it happening? No, not really,” Scholes told Sky Sports.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“The only reason he’d want to leave Real Madrid would be if they wanted him to go.“Could he come to Man United then? I hope so. Every United fan would want him: great ability, great talent, scores great goals.“If it’s possible then, yeah, great, I hope it happens. But I don’t see it happening.”United are expected to have busy summer in the transfer window with Jose Mourinho looking to bring in reinforcements after finishing a disappointing 19 points behind champions Manchester City in the Premier League table.last_img read more

Emre Can apologizes for sexist remarks

first_imgThe Juventus footballer reacted to Cristiano Ronaldo’s send-off by saying “we are not women, we play football”Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s send-off during yesterday’s match made everybody talk.But in the heat of the moment, Juventus’ footballer Emre Can said “That’s supposed to be a red? I just heard he said it was because of hair pulling. We’re not women, we play football.”“If you’re going to give a red for that, you can give a red for anything. It was 100 percent not a red card,” he added.And after social media backlash, the German defensive midfielder apologized over a letter on Twitter.“I would like to take a moment to clear the air regarding the comments I made after last nights game,” he wrote.“My response after seeing the video footage of Cristiano sending off seemed to have caused some commotion.”Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“I would like to state that the comments made were never focused on nor meant to degrade women, women’s football or equality in any form. Everyone who knows me knows about my respect for women, equality, and respect,” he added.“My intention was to stick up for my teammate regarding a wrong decision which could have affected our game. I sincerely apologize if any of the comments I made have caused any harm.”I would like to take a moment to clear the air regarding comments I made after last nights game. Please read the full statement below⤵️Yours Emre— Emre Can (@emrecan_) September 20, 2018last_img read more

Sean Dyche admits Burnley are playing with fear

Kings Valley Road In Western Westmoreland Refurbished

first_img Related Items:jamaica, noel arscott, social development commission Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMONTEGO BAY, Sept.17 (Jamaica Information Service): The Kings Valley main road in western Westmoreland, which was extensively refurbished at a cost of $13 million, was recently opened by Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott.The rehabilitated roadway will open greater economic possibilities for the entire community, particularly the many farmers who operate within Kings Valley and adjoining communities.Addressing the large turn-out of residents who braved the heavy rainfall to attend the official opening of the road, Minister Arscott commended the citizens for their spirit of cooperation, as they unite to organize and build their community.“I commend you for building a vibrant rural community organization. I would therefore encourage you to invite the Social Development Commission (SDC) to come in and assist you to create a proper community-based organization,” he said.Mr. Arscott said that once the community is organized, then there should be further economic progress and development.“Part of the responsibility of the Ministry of Local Government is community development, and I see that you now have most of the facilities that are required for any modern society – proper light, proper water system, roads, recreational facilities, and cell phone communication – and with a sports facility to come in the near future, you will be totally complete,” the Minister said.Meanwhile, Mr. Arscott informed that an additional $10 million would be provided to complete the Old Bay Road in Little London. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Recommended for you Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Billlast_img read more

Montego Bay Community College expanding courses

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMontego Bay, Jamaica, November 9 – Acting Principal of the Montego Bay Community College, Dr. Maureen Nelson, says the institution is expanding its range of courses in order to continue the transformation of the education landscape in western Jamaica.These programmes include an Associate Degree in Funeral Service and Mortuary Sciences and a Bachelor’s Degree in Plant Science, a course which has been gaining popularity among students.Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ at the agency’s Union Street offices, in Montego Bay, St. James, on November 7, Dr. Nelson said the expansion is being done because there is a growing demand forthese programmes, and through partnerships with other local tertiary institutions as well as at least one in Canada.   “We have partnerships with the University of Technology, the University of the West Indies, Humber College in Canada, HEART and Jamaica-German Automotive School (JAGAS),” she said.The Hospitality and Creative Studies programme is the flagship at the Community College, and Dr. Nelson said the institution has a proud reputation in producing quality students for the hospitality sector, with most becoming gainfully employed during or shortly after completing their practical work experiences at major resorts in Jamaica.She added that the college is still basking in the success of a group of its Management Information Systems (MIS) students who developed the highly rated calculator application – JAMCAL – as part of their final-year studies.  “This app allows students to calculate their PAYE and their GPA. This has been engaging to the students, because in the past they would have to wait until the end of the semester to know how they are doing with their grades,” the Acting Principal said.She explained that the college seeks to develop students from a holistic standpoint and as a result they are allowed opportunities to participate in sports, social and civic club activities, which empower them to become productive men and women entering the working world.In an effort to reach out to its students, Dr. Nelson said an in-house scholarship programme has been established to reward high achievers. These scholarships are named in honour of persons who have played a developmental role at the college, including retired educator Dr. Simon Clarke; the institution’s first Principal, Ivy Townsend; and business leaders Barbara Nelson and Giuseppe Maffesanti.The Montego Bay Community College is the oldest multidisciplinary tertiary institution in western Jamaica, having opened its doors in 1975. It has an enrollment of 1,920 students and a staff complement of 111 at both its St. James location and the Westmoreland (Frome) subcampus, which came on stream in 2004.Over the last 40 years, the college has been offering courses at both the Associate and Bachelor’s Degree levels to persons seeking tertiary education in Arts and Sciences, Computer and Technical Studies, Business, and Hospitality and Creative Studies. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Bahamas Democracy Lively 50 Years after Majority Rule

first_img Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia, #MajorityRuleBahamas The We March Bahamas group left Montague Beach just moments ago, where Police are in heavy presence for a second protest of this organization.   In its first installment in November,  We March Bahamas held a Black Friday protest which went off peacefully.Grand Bahama Island is also marking the public holiday with events. Recommended for you #MagneticNewsMedia#MajorityRuleBahamas Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, January 10, 2017  –  Hundreds of Bahamians turn out today for two prominent and starkly different marches to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of Majority Rule Day.    The day which ushered in a black majority of House of Assembly representation and led to country leadership by political pioneers like Milo Butler, AD Hanna, Randol Fawkes and the country’s first Prime Minister, Lynden Pindling.January 10, 1967 was the beginning of the end of the United Bahamian Party, UBP and by 1973 the country would be independent under the Progressive Liberal Party, PLP.   The series of events before and after Majority Rule Day are epic stories of transformative politics in Bahamian life, including the crafting, drafting and establishing of the current ‘untouched’ Bahamian Constitution which gives all of the marchers today the right to assemble, express and associate peacefully.Magnetic Media will show the Caribbean region and our viewers stateside the images and video of a rousing day of democratic expression in The Bahamas.The governing Progressive Liberal Party, PLP held its parade from downtown to Christie Park; undoubtedly a poignant return to where much of the struggles of former years unfolded. Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more