first_imgRelatedJamaicans honoured in Huddersfield Jamaicans honoured in Huddersfield Foreign AffairsOctober 26, 2010 RelatedJamaicans honoured in Huddersfield FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Fourteen Jamaicans and other Caribbean nationals were honoured recently in Huddersfield, in the north of England, at a special awards ceremony, held to recognise local heroes and heroines as part of celebrations to mark Black History Month and the 20th anniversary of the Jamaica National Council (Huddersfield)High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), His Excellency Anthony Johnson who was special guest at the ceremony, congratulated the awardees, and commended them for the contributions they have made in building their local communities. “You have all done well and deserved to be recognized,” he said.The awards ceremony, hosted by the Jamaica National Council (Huddersfield) and the Shabach Outreach Ministries, gave the community an opportunity to recognise local members who have given voluntary service to the Borough of Kirklees (where Huddersfield is located).High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Anthony Johnson (right), in discussion with the Mayor of Kirklees(where Huddersfield is located), Councillor Andrew Palfreeman. This was the High Commissioner’s first official visit to Huddersfield.High Commissioner Johnson lauded the community for keeping the Diaspora together and urged them to keep their Jamaican heritage alive for the second and third generations. He also encouraged them to invest in businesses, so that they can be independent and continue to support Jamaica.It was High Commissioner Johnson’s first official visit to Huddersfield and he and his wife Pamela were given a red carpet welcome, with local school children singing Jamaica’s National Anthem.During his visit the High Commissioner also met with the Mayor of Kirklees, Councillor Andrew Palfreeman, at which he proposed the possibility of developing projects between Huddersfield and Jamaica. The Mayor was receptive to the idea and promised to have his International Relations team examine the possibilities.center_img Advertisements RelatedJamaicans honoured in Huddersfieldlast_img read more

first_imgSM North will perform 13 next week.SM North to debut musical next week. SM North’s theatre department next week will put on 13, a musical that examines the perils of life as a young teenager. First performed on Broadway in 2008, the musical tell the story of Evan Goldman, a boy who faces turning 13 in front of a backdrop of divorcing parents, a situation that forces him to move from New York to small town Indiana. The production will feature more than 40 SM North student actors and managers. Shows will be March 26-28 at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 13 and under.Google Fiber working on yard restoration in Roeland Park. The city of Roeland Park this week sent a note to residents letting them know that Google Fiber would be working on restoring yards that might have been damaged during the installation of infrastructure over the past months. Residents who feel sod replacement or asphalt repair in the streets in their neighborhoods was not sufficient should call Google at 1-866-777-7550.Prairie Village extends pickleball registration. The city of Prairie Village has extended the registration period for its new pickleball league. The registration period will stay open through next Monday, March 23. Click here to find out more about the new league.The Northeast Johnson County morning roundup is brought to you by Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop on Johnson Drive. For updates on the latest blends and specialty drinks available, follow them on Facebook.last_img read more

first_imgItalian Ro-Ro cargo vessel Grande Francia lost 10 containers overboard north of the German Bight due to rough weather caused by the hurricane Gonzalo on Oct 22, Hamburg water police informed.The ship was en route from Tilbury UK to Hamburg Germany when it began to roll due to strong winds about 10-11 wind gusts causing ten 40-foot containers to break off from their suspension systems and fall overboard.The crew managed to prevent any other containers from falling overboard.The incident has been reported by the captain to the Dutch Coast Guard and the ship continued its yourney toward Hamburg.A search for the containers by ocean-going tug “Nordic” has so far been unsuccessful as none of the containers has been recovered. According to Hamburg’s police, the search will be continued.The Grand Francia entered the Port of Hamburg yesterday morning.Investigation by the police is under way.World Maritime News Staff, Image: Hamburg Water Policediv style=”width: 405px;”>last_img read more

first_imgFootball across Europe currently finds itself suspended indefinitely as countries battle against the spread of Coronavirus.England had hoped to see their divisions return by the end of April at the latest, but that is now looking likely to be an unfeasible target.Should it become apparent that football cannot return, conversations will have to be held about whether the season is voided or the current standings are upheld.Embed from Getty ImagesThe latter option would see Liverpool, who are currently top of the Premier League and 25 points clear, crowned as champions for the first time in 30 years.There is an argument that technically they haven’t won the league yet, but Watford defender Holebas doesn’t buy into that.“I’m very clear for a season break,” he told Sky Sport Germany.“I also want Liverpool to be named champions because they really deserve it. “This year they have played incredible football and are clear in first. I see absolutely no sense in moving the dates every time.”Of course, ending the season now would be very beneficial for Holebas and Watford at this moment in time.They currently sit 17th in the table outside of the relegation zone by a single goal, so would avoid the drop if the current standings were upheld.Whether the Premier League will take such an action seems unlikely, though, with plenty of clubs likely to offer up resistance given the current standings.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystCould Accessible Trade Financing Be the Key to Unlocking High Trade Growth in Emerging Markets?StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo Watford defender José Holebas has called fort he Premier League season to be brought to an end, and Liverpool crowned as champions.last_img read more

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — A class action lawsuit has been filed against Southern California Edison, alleging the utility sparked the biggest wildfire in the state’s modern history.Nine plaintiffs, who jointly filed the suit last month, claim Southern California Edison’s negligence led to the Thomas Fire, which ignited in the evening hours of Dec. 6.“Had SCE acted responsibly,” the lawsuit, referring to the utility, reads, “the Thomas Fire could have been prevented.”The utility displayed negligence, the lawsuit alleges, by performing construction near a facility in “an unsafe manner,” which caused vegetation to catch fire. It also failed to “maintain its overhead electric and communications facilities in a safe manner,” and didn’t remove trees or vegetation around its utility poles, the lawsuit said.The lawsuit also names Ventura City and the Casitas Municipal Water District as defendants for failing to have working generators on hand that could have helped with water pressure.“For some inexplicable reason,” the suit says, “the City of Ventura failed to have on hand properly working backup generators, which prevented desperately needed water pressure to be supplied to the fire hydrants located in the hillside neighborhoods and canyons of Ventura.”The Thomas Fire burned through more than 242,000 acres, destroyed more than 1,000 structures and required thousands of firefighters to extinguish it. The wildfire has displaced more than 100,000 people from their homes, the lawsuit said.Southern California Edison issued a statement saying it is “unable to comment on pending lawsuits due to the Cal Fire investigation now underway.”Kevin Brown, Ventura City’s water general manager, said he shared “heartfelt sympathy for those who have lost their homes or have been displaced by the Thomas Fire.” He added that the city doesn’t comment on pending litigation, but commended the “Fire Department and Ventura Water crews on their response to this emergency.”A spokesman for the Municipal Water District said the company would not comment because of pending litigation.The lawsuit is seeking unspecified monetary damages.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more