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NewlyInstalled RBDF Rangers Encouraged to Stay Focused Make a Difference

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Photo Captions: Photos/Vandyke HepburnNEW CADETS – Close to fifty new Cadets joined the ranks of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers during Installation ceremonies on Saturday morning on the grounds of the C.A. Smith Building. The Rangers Program assists young people in a variety of areas including youth development, youth leadership, technical, vocational and life skills.INSPECTING RECRUITS – Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Carl Smith, along with Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel inspect the guards during Installation ceremonies on Saturday morning.MINISTER’S AWARD – Tyrontel Bosfield was the recipient of the Minister’s Award during Installation ceremonies of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers.  At left is Commodore Tellis Bethel and at right is Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of National Security, Carl Smith.COMMODORE’S AWARD – Cherity Brown received the Commodore’s Academic Achievement Award.  Making the presentation were Commodore Tellis Bethel (left) and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Carl Smith (right). Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 14, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Carl Smith said the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers program has for many years been successful in producing well-rounded and disciplined citizens of The Bahamas, and that it has become a model of excellence for youth organizations. In his address, speaking on behalf the Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames, at Saturday’s Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers Installation Ceremony at C.A. Smith Complex, Mr. Smith noted that youth development must be a priority for the growth and sustainability of a nation.“The Royal Bahamas Defence Force has been involved in such development since 1995.  With the recent implementation of its strategic vision for youth development called ‘Operation Regeneration’,” said Mr. Smith,  “It is intended to transform the Rangers Program into the Rangers National Youth Service Program, with the hope of establishing the Rangers Leadership Academy.”PS Smith noted as a brief history of the program, it was first introduced at the Donald Davis Secondary School with the initial goal of redirecting the path of challenged male students towards the path of becoming more productive within their schools and communities.He pointed out that the Rangers Program has since grown to become a voluntary program that involves a cross-section of youths among five islands of The Bahamas. Its main goals are in the areas of youth development, youth leadership, technical skills, vocational skills and life skills, coupled with both military and maritime training.“The Rangers Program has consistently been able to produce well-rounded cadets who have been imbued with positive attitude towards self, their peers as well as law and order,” added Mr. Smith.“The Rangers Organization is extraordinary; its structure and value system is comparable to no other youth program in this country.   The program has included over a thousand participating students from twenty-two schools in New Providence and thirteen schools in the Family Islands.”  He told them they will find themselves in various professions, and “make up our communities, churches and eventually our military and law enforcement personnel.   I therefore encourage you to remain focused.   You have an enviable opportunity to make a difference in your schools, communities and your country.”Also attending Saturday’s Installation ceremony, and giving out awards for top recruits, was Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel.Press Release: BIScenter_img Related Items:last_img read more

Grand Lucayan Should be Ready for 2017 Winter Season

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 27, 2017 – Nassau – Renovations at the Grand Lucayan in Grand Bahama are expected to begin within the next month with the facility expected to be ready in time for the 2017 Winter Season.Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Alexander Minnis said, in his national address, July 26, that the Government of The Bahamas is intent on resuscitating the Grand Lucayan “as rapidly and as sustainably as possible” and thereafter sell its equity to one of the existing partners or other investors in a bid to turn the Grand Bahama economy around.Dr. Minnis said the Government has also identified a number of integrated travel and hospitality companies that can bring not only quality brands to Grand Bahama, “but also much-needed air transportation.”Prime Minister Minnis said his Administration will focus on a number of tourism initiatives “to get our economy going again” while not excluding the urgent need for diversification within tourism and other sectors and other potential areas of growth.Prime Minister Minnis said this will not happen without a successfully operating Grand Lucayan, a successfully operating Atlantis and a successfully operating Baha Mar Resort.“I recently toured Baha Mar where I received assurances from the managers of the hotel of a timeline for the mega-resort coming fully on stream. This will help to improve the fiscal condition of the country inclusive of public revenue,” Prime Minister Minnis said.“I have also visited Atlantis on Paradise Island. It is most important to our economy that both of these mega-resorts succeed. My Administration will do all that we can to ensure this outcome.“We need to get our people back to work and to get our economy on the path to making it again the envy of our region. This will not happen without a successful Baha Mar. Their success is The Bahamas’ success. We will do all we can to aid them in attaining this success,” Prime Minister Minnis added.Dr. Minnis said statistics show that while at least 65 per cent of the economic activity and more than 50 per cent of the jobs of The Bahamas are delivered from the tourism sector, just 60 per cent of the country’s hotel and resort rooms are occupied annually.“If we manage to achieve near 80 per cent occupancy in our hotels on a year-round basis, we will increase our economic activity and jobs from tourism by one-third,” Prime Minister Minnis said.“This will cause a considerable dent in the unemployment problem facing our country. Even as I have spoken at some length on Grand Lucayan, Atlantis and Baha Mar, my Government will also address the needs of the more than 250 smaller and licensed properties in Nassau, Paradise Island, Grand Bahama and throughout our Family Islands.“We will introduce further incentives to small hotels where local produce is on the menu,” Prime Minister Minnis added. Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Dummett ruled out for Everton match

first_imgNewcastle United manager Rafa Benítez has revealed that injured defender Paul Dummett will not make a return at Goodison Park on Wednesday.Having sustained a hamstring injury on international duty with Wales, Dummett has missed Newcastle’s last two games.Ahead of their trip to Everton, manager Rafa Benitez gave an update on the condition of the 27-year-old, saying a return to action is way too early.“Dummett is still not ready – getting better, but not ready. (Isaac) Hayden also is not available, like (Karl) Darlow – they had the problem the last week,” Benitez told the club’s website.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“The other players are more or less – (Florian) Lejeune is training, (Jamie) Sterry is training, so everybody is training but we have two or three players who are not available and we have to make a decision later on about a couple of them.“We said before, we don’t have another specific left fullback so it’s more important for us. Paul is a great professional, he’s always doing well, but if he’s not there we have to manage.“We did well against Burnley but we have to manage these games and hopefully, the players that will play in his position will do well.”last_img read more

Icardis former agent critical of Wanda

first_imgMauro Icardi’s former agent feels the wife and agent Wanda Nara is a misfit for the star striker suggesting she only cares about money.Wanda and Inter seem to be having a rift over the Icardi’s contract situation and openly revealed they almost sold him to rivals JuventusHowever, the Argentine’s former agent has come out to discredit Wanda’s work.“Icardi has given a lot on the field as a striker,” Ablan Moreno told Football Italia via Radio Sportiva.“However, he has a bad influence beside him, who only thinks of money. His work on the field is phenomenal and he’s grown a lot in Italian football because his mentality and body are perfect for Serie A, but Wanda Nara only cares about money and not his image and value as Inter’s captain.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“Any agent can talk about renewal, but the way you do it is very important. You can’t just say ‘these are Icardi’s numbers’ and put everything on social media.“They need to go to Inter and talk instead of putting everything on the internet.”#Icardi’s former agent: ‘Wanda is hurting him. She only thinks about money’ https://t.co/7Ri4RJpHdI pic.twitter.com/KOgbhsgprx— CalcioMercato (En) (@CmdotCom_En) December 19, 2018last_img read more

Claude Puel slams naive Leicester City

first_imgLeicester City manager Claude Puel has blasted his side for their naivete in their 4-3 defeat to Wolves at the Molineux on Saturday.Leicester responded in the second half and equalized 2-2 after having gone two goals down in the first half.Diogo Jota scored his second goal of the game to restore Wolves’ lead 13 minutes after Leicester had equalized, but Wes Morgan helped the visitors pull level again.The foxes pushed for the fourth goal to complete their comeback, only to have their hard work undone by Diogo Jota’s 93rd-minute winner, and Puel was left disappointed with his side’s game management.“It was an unbelievable game,” Puel told Sky Sports.“I think we have a lot of different feelings in this game, we started with poor intentions and conceded two early goals.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“It was crazy, we come back into the game with good quality and good chances. We lacked quality in our play but we came back with a fantastic spirit in the second half.“We came back with desire, aggression and put Wolves under pressure. We pressed well, continued our intensity.“But after the good feeling of coming back, we needed to waste some time. We didn’t manage the game at the end, we were naive in our goals and our management at the end.“The game is finished [at 3-3] – we needed to keep our position without trying to score another goal because there was a lot of tiredness.“It was a fantastic feeling [to come back] and of course it is a big disappointment at the end.”last_img read more

Preview of ComicCons From The Bridge panel

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Comic-Con 2018 FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, July 19, 2018 Preview of Comic-Con’s “From The Bridge” panel Posted: July 19, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A special preview for the film, “From The Bridge” is happening at Comic-Con Thursday night. It’s a documentary on the evolution of science fiction. The film’s writer and director, Spencer Lee, and Greg Grunberg, who will serve as a moderator for Thursday’s panel.For more information, click here. last_img read more

ASAWISHH Staff Meet in Washington DC for Afghanistan Project Planning Meeting

first_imgThis week ASA/WISHH staff met in Washington, DC for a Soybeans for Agricultural Renewal in Afghanistan Initiative (SARAI) planning meeting.The team covered a wide range of topics including reviewing 2013 results, the 2014 soybean production plan, budgeting, and implementation plans. The team met with USDA/FAS’s Food Assistance Division personnel. SARAI is a USDA Food for Progress funded program and poised for a fourth and final year of soybean value chain development in Afghanistan.last_img

ASA Biodiesel Partners Urge Trump to Ensure Rigorous Review of Argentine Biodiesel

first_imgASA joined the National Biodiesel Board and the National Renderers Association on a letter to President Trump to express concern that the U.S. Department of Commerce has initiated “changed circumstances” reviews of U.S. trade duties on Argentine biodiesel companies. The letter urged the president to ensure that Commerce undertake a rigorous, comprehensive and transparent review before considering any adjustment to the duty rates it established just this year.  The U.S. Commerce Department imposed antidumping and countervailing duty orders in January and April 2018, following investigations in which the government found that biodiesel imports from Argentina were massively subsidized and dumped, injuring U.S. biodiesel producers.last_img