CUMI to Benefit From Proceeds of Prayer Breakfast

first_imgRelatedPM Simpson Miller Sends Condolence to Storm Affected Territories Photo: JIS PhotographerVice-Chairman, National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee (NLPBC), Bishop Stanley Clarke (left); Chairman, NLPBC, Rev. Dr. Stevenson Samuels (centre) and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS), Peter Reid, exchanging pleasantries prior to the start of a press conference, held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, on January 7, to launch the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast. The event is scheduled for Thursday, January 16, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Story HighlightsProceeds from this year’s National Leadership Prayer Breakfast (NLPB) will go towards bolstering initiatives of the Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI).During the breakfast a free-will offering will be collected for the cause.Persons may also support the initiative by depositing their pledges at Victoria Mutual Building Society. RelatedCabinet Approves Public-Private Partnership Model for Kingston Terminal RelatedNCC Had Endorsed, Then Revoked Cenitech After Cabinet Approval of Contracts CUMI to Benefit From Proceeds of Prayer Breakfast Office of the Prime MinisterJanuary 8, 2014Written by: Chris Pattersoncenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail CUMI to Benefit From Proceeds of Prayer BreakfastJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Proceeds from this year’s National Leadership Prayer Breakfast (NLPB) will go towards bolstering initiatives of the Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI), particularly its breakfast programme.Located on Rectory Drive, Brandon Hill, in Montego Bay, the Committee provides assistance to mentally ill homeless persons in and around the area.During the breakfast, which is scheduled for Thursday, January 16, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, a free-will offering will be collected for the cause.Persons may also support the initiative by depositing their pledges at Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS), account number: 22-684-518.Speaking at a press conference, held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston to launch the event, on Tuesday, January 7, Secretary, National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee (NLPBC), Clyde Edwards, said CUMI was chosen as part of efforts to give more support to mentally challenged individuals.“The CUMI, headed by a former nurse, takes care of the mentally ill in and around Montego Bay. They have been doing it for many years and they provide about 500 breakfasts per month for the mentally ill,” he noted.Mr. Edwards explained that the mentally ill persons need to take their medication and they should have a meal for the medication to  be effective.For his part, Chairman, NLPBC, Rev. Dr. Stevenson Samuels, emphasised that the Breakfast is an important national initiative, which seeks to bring to the leadership hope and a message that will filter from the breakfast into various avenues across the island.He informed that other segments have been added to this year’s programme to enhance it. “We have expanded the number of prayers that we will be having at the breakfast. We have also increased the number of visits to the various leaders of this nation. Many persons would not know, but a part of this process of producing this breakfast is just visiting with our leaders and listening to them, having prayers with them, challenging them in some instances and taking away suggestions that they have for nation building,” he added.Dr. Samuels lauded the VMBS for their support to the initiative for the past 29 years.The theme for this year’s 34th staging of the NLPB is: ‘Courageous Leadership for Challenging Times’ and will be held under the patronage of Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen. Attendance at the breakfast is by invitation only.The purpose of the annual prayer breakfast is to foster greater unity in the nation, particularly among the nation’s leaders at all levels, through prayer and fellowship. The first leadership prayer breakfast was held in January 1981. It arose out of the church’s concern for peace and justice, reconciliation and unity in the nation.Some of the charities and orgnisations that have benefitted from the breakfast include: Muirton Boys’ Home, Glenhope Place of Safety, Peace Management Initiative (PMI), Golden Age Home, Riverton City Development Fund,  Ansel Gayle Educational Fund, Western Kingston Project, Jamaica Council of Human Rights, YESS Programme,  Marie Atkins Night Shelter for the Homeless, Jamaica Aids Support Committee, Hope for Children Foundation and Food for the Poor. Advertisementslast_img read more

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PM Hails Late Dr. Charles Anderson

first_imgPM Hails Late Dr. Charles AndersonJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Photo: JIS PhotographerJamaica’s Council General to New York, Herman LaMont, delivers Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller’s tribute at the service of thanksgiving celebrating the life of Jamaican-born Dr. Charles Anderson at the Bethel AME Church in Buffalo New York on Monday, November 9. RelatedPM Hails Contribution of North East Florida Medical Mission RelatedPM Hands Over 106 Land Titles In St. Elizabeth FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedPrime Minister Announces Changes to the Cabinetcenter_img PM Hails Late Dr. Charles Anderson Office of the Prime MinisterNovember 10, 2015Written by: Derrick A. Scott Story HighlightsPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has hailed the late Dr. Charles Anderson for his outstanding service in improving the health care of Jamaicans and persons in the wider Caribbean.The Jamaican-born doctor, who resided in Buffalo, New York, died on October 28 at age 81.The Prime Minister praised Dr. Anderson for staying very closely connected to Jamaica, including as a licensed medical practitioner in the island. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has hailed the late Dr. Charles Anderson for his outstanding service in improving the health care of Jamaicans and persons in the wider Caribbean.“By any measure, Dr. Anderson was indeed a great of the earth,” the Prime Minister said in her tribute read by Council General to New York, Herman LaMont, at the service of thanksgiving in celebration of Dr. Anderson’s life, held on November 9, at the Bethel AME Church in Buffalo, New York.The Jamaican-born doctor, who resided in Buffalo, New York, died on October 28 at age 81.The Prime Minister praised Dr. Anderson for staying very closely connected to Jamaica, including as a licensed medical practitioner in the island.She said his staunch commitment was also reflected in his service as Chairman of the National Association of Jamaican and Supportive Organization (NAJASO) and as a member of HELP Jamaica Medical Mission, as well as the Caribbean Medical Mission that provides free medical care throughout the region.“For two weeks each year, Dr. Anderson and the team of medical angels, some of them Jamaican born, would close their practices or deny themselves the customary relaxing vacation, and come to Jamaica to serve the health care needs of Jamaicans,” she said.She described his work with HELP Jamaica Medical Mission as “amazing and selfless.”“For over 17 years, he was part of the team providing “free, quality health care to thousands of Jamaicans in need, including residents of my own constituency of South West St. Andrew,” said the Prime Minister.Over 400 mourners, among them Jamaican nationals from all across the US, turned out to pay final tribute to this outstanding Jamaican medical practitioner.Among them were: Buffalo’s Mayor, Byron Brown; president of HELP Jamaica Medical Mission, Dr. Rudolph Willis; Chairman of NAJASO, Dr. Richard Constable; and NAJASO President, Rick Nugent. Rev. Richard Stenhouse delivered the eulogy.Dr. Anderson, who left Jamaica in 1958 to study in the US, had a brilliant career, which included co-founding the first African American family-owned medical practice in Buffalo.He is survived by Beverly; and children Charles, Brian, Monica, Charlene and Beatrice. Advertisementslast_img read more

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Apple ups developer game at WWDC

first_imgHome Apple ups developer game at WWDC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 04 JUN 2019 Tags Appledeveloper toolsuser interface Apple unveiled new technologies it said will make it easier and faster for developers to create powerful new apps at its WWDC 2019 event.Showcasing its SwiftUI development framework, Craig Federighi, SVP of software engineering, said it “transforms user interface creation by automating large portions of the process and providing real-time previews of how UI code looks and behaves in-app”.The company said using simple, easy-to-understand declarative code, developers can create full-featured user interfaces with smooth animations. This saves time by providing a “huge amount of automatic functionality”, including interface layout, Dark Mode, Accessibility, right-to-left language support and internationalisation.SwiftUI is compatible with iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS.A new graphical UI design tool built into Xcode 11 makes it easier for developers to quickly assemble a user interface with Swift UI, without writing any code. SwiftUI code is automatically generated and, when it’s modified, changes to the UI instantly appear in the visual design tool.The company said the tools’ ability to fluidly move between graphical design and writing code makes UI development “more fun and efficient”, and also makes it possible for developers and designers to collaborate more closely.AR featuresApple said its ARKit 3 technology “puts people at the centre of AR”. With motion capture, developers can integrate people’s movement into their app and, with people occlusion, AR content will display in front of or behind a person to deliver a more immersive AR experience and green-screen like applications.ARKit 3 enables the front camera to track up to three faces, along with simultaneous front and back camera use. Collaborative sessions are available, making it faster to jump into a shared AR experience.The company also touted RealityKit, “built from the ground up for AR”, featuring photorealistic rendering, “incredible environment mapping”, and camera effects such as noise and motion blur.RealityKit can be accessed via a new RealityKit Swift API.Also debuted was Reality Composer, a new app for iOS, iPadOS and Mac enabling developers to prototype and produce AR experiences with no prior 3D experience. With a drag-and-drop interface and library of high-quality 3D objects and animations, developers can place, move and rotate objects to assemble an AR experience that can be integrated into an app in Xcode, or exported to AR Quick Look.Mac crossoverApple unveiled new tools and APIs to make it easier to bring iPad apps to Mac computers.With Xcode, developers can open an existing iPad project and “check a single box” to automatically add fundamental Mac and windowing features, and adapt elements including keyboard and mouse.Mac and iPad apps also share the same project and source code, so any changes made translate to both, saving developers time and resources. Apple said this provides a “huge head start” on building a native Mac version of an app.Machine LearningA feature dubbed Core ML 3 enables acceleration of more types of advanced, real-time ML modes. With more than 100 model layers now supported, apps can deliver software that understands vision, natural language and speech. And for the first time, developers can update ML models on-device using model personalisation, a move the company said protects user privacy.In addition, with Create ML, a dedicated app for ML development, creators can build models without writing code. Multiple-model training with different datasets can be used with new features including object detection, activity and sound classification.Apple WatchThe introduction of watchOS 6 and the ability to access the App Store directly from Apple Watch means developers can now build, design and distribute apps for the wearable which work independently.Developers can also use Apple Neural Engine on Apple Watch Series 4 using Core ML which, along with on-device interpretation of inputs, gives users more intelligent apps.A new streaming audio API means user can listen straight from Apple Watch and an extended runtime API gives apps additional time to accomplish tasks while in the foreground even if the screen turns off, including access to sensors measuring heart rate, location and motion. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Author Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more UK consumers seek £1.5B from Applecenter_img Related Previous ArticleTelefonica exec admits difficulty justifying 5G spendNext ArticleAmerica Movil chair flags tech as fuel for inclusion Google taps retail with NYC store Apps Steve Costello KT makes LG Electronics trade-in movelast_img read more

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First Inning Key to Indians’ win over Mariners

first_img Mike Coutee CLEVELAND, Ohio– The first inning was the main key for the Tribe and Danny Salazar can thank his teammates for that.In the first inning, starter Danny Salazar gave up a double to Robinson Cano which barely landed fair in left field. The next batter, Nelson Cruz launched a two-run homer to center field which gave the Mariners a 2-0 lead. It became a 3-0 ball game when Kyle Seager who has success against the Indians in his career hit a homer that just cleared the wall in center.Danny bounced back though after the first inning struggle. “They were being aggressive and swinging at the first pitches,” Salazar said. “Just wanted to attack the zone today.”Salazar final line today was 6.1IP, 3H, 3ER and striking out 6.“That put our energy up and I have no doubt what this team can do with their bats and their gloves behind me,” Salazar also added.But boy oh boy, the bottom of the first changed. Seattle starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo walked three batters and Jose Ramirez delivered, hitting the ball to right field scoring two which gave him a double. Then, Lonnie Chisenhall brought in two more runners after he singled on a sharp groundball that went up the middle. It was enough to get the Tribe the victory on this overcast Saturday afternoon to improve their record to 13-10. “The comeback in the first inning was huge for us;” Indians manager Terry Francona said.Finish pointReliever Andrew Miller came in and pitched to finish the rest of the seventh inning and the eighth. Nothing changed about Miller as he attacked the strike zone like always and making four batters look silly at the plate as they couldn’t catch up with his fastball or his slider down and away.What’s tomorrow?The Indians will try to go for their second straight series win before going away from Progressive field for 10 games starting Monday in Detriot. Josh Tomlin (1-3, 9.33) will start for the Tribe as Chase De Jong (0-1, 5.79) pitch for Seattle. Related Topicslast_img read more

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Promosi Layanan di Kabin, LCC Asal Perancis Sajikan Pengalaman Virtual Tour 3D di A350

first_imgRuang kabin dari Airbus A350 milik French Bee. Sumber: istimewa Memperlihatkan desain interior kabin pesawat menjadi suatu hal penting dalam kampanye promosi maskapai. Selain tampilan interior lewat promosi di media cetak, media elektronik dan online, kini maskapai punya tools baru untuk memamerkan lebih detail interior dan suasana kabin, terlebih bagi maskapai yang melayani penerbangan jarak jauh, tidak peduli apakah itu LCC atau full services.Baca Juga: First Airlines, “Maskapai” Jepang dengan Penerbangan Virtual Reality PertamaJika selama ini literasi tidak bisa membantu Anda untuk mendapatkan gambaran tentang betapa nyamannya ruang kabin yang ada di pesawat-pesawat yang biasa beroperasi di rute jarak jauh, maskapai berbiaya rendah asal Perancis, French Bee menawarkan sesuatu yang berbeda. Seperti yang dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman thepointsguy.co.uk (6/10), maskapai French Bee ini menawarkan “virtual tour” di dalam pesawat Airbus A350 yang biasanya mengoperasikan rute penerbangan jarak jauh. Patut diketahui, maskapai ini mengklaim bahwasanya mereka merupakan pionir yang menawarkan pengalaman unik semacam “virtual tour” ini.French Bee adalah Low Cost-Carrier (LCC) atau penerbangan berbiaya murah yang memiliki rute penerbangan jarak jauh dengan konfigurasi 411 bangku – sebuah angka yang cukup padat untuk sebuah penerbangan jarak jauh. Sebagai pembanding, maskapai Delta Airlines saja hanya memiliki konfigurasi 306 bangku penumpang di moda serupa dan di rute yang sama (penerbangan jarak jauh).“Kami memiliki 376 bangku di economy class dan 35 sisanya di premium class,” tutur pihak French Bee ketika menjelaskan tentang komposisi bangku yang ada di A350 untuk penerbangan jarak jauh tersebut.Menggaet Perusahaan Asal Negeri Paman SamDalam upayanya untuk menghadirkan pengalaman unik kepada para pelanggannya ini, pihak maskapai bekerja sama dengan spesialis “virtual tour” yang berbasis di California, Matterport. Perusahaan ini sejatinya memang sudah terkenal sebagai penyedia layanan “virtual tour” – mulai dari perjalanan virtual untuk real estate, hotel, hingga bagian permesinan yang kompleks.Kembali ke “virtual tour” milik French Bee, di sini, Matterport akan mengkonversi gambaran dari ruang kabin dari moda terkait ke dalam bentuk 3D dan para pelancong virtual akan mampu melihat keseluruhan isi kabin tanpa harus masuk ke pesawat yang masuk ke dalam kategori wide body ini.Baca Juga: Virtual dan Augmented Reality Ubah Pengalaman Penumpang di Udara“Penumpang akan mampu melihat konfigurasi 2-3-2 yang ada di premium class dan 3-4-3 yang ada di economy class hingga berjalanan di lorong kabin,” ujar pihak maskapai.“Saya sangat bangga dengan kemitraan ini, dimana (kemitraan) ini akan sangat memperkaya cara kami dalam menyajikan dan mempromosikan penawaran kami kepada para pelancong,” sambung Direktur Komersial French Bee, Sophie Hocquez.French Bee menawarkan rute penerbangan nonstop dari San Francisco (SFO) menuju ke Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) dan Bandara Papeete di wilayah Polinesia Perancis di Tahiti. Jika tidak meleset, musim panas mendatang pihak maskapai akan menambah rute penerbangan jarak jauh yang akan menghubungkan Newark Liberty (EWR) dengan Paris Charles de Gaulle.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedDeretan Maskapai LCC yang Tempuh Jarak Penerbangan Fantastis10/12/2019In “Bandara”Tersebar Isu Soal Kenyamanan Penumpang, Terlalu Dinikah Airbus Luncurkan A321XLR?21/06/2019In “Featured”JetBlue Upgrade Desain Kabin Airbus A320, Tapi Penumpang Justru Merana23/10/2017In “Bandara”last_img read more

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Alabama’s Derrick Henry is big winner at CFB awards with Maxwell Trophy, Doak Walker Award

first_imgAlabama junior running back Derrick Henry was the biggest winner Thursday at the College Football Awards in Atlanta, being awarded the Maxwell Trophy as the sport’s player of the year and the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top running back.Henry set the SEC’s single-season rushing mark with 1,986 yards and tied the SEC record with four games with 200 or more rushing yards. The other finalists were LSU’s Leonard Fournette and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey.Five players have won both the Maxwell and Doak Walker awards, and three have gone on to win the Heisman Trophy.Clemson sophomore Deshaun Watson won the Davey O’Brien Award as college football’s best quarterback.Watson, who is ninth in passing yards and touchdowns and 11th in pass efficiency, is the first Clemson quarterback to win the award.The other finalists were TCU’s Trevone Boykin and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield.The other individual awards announced Thursday:► Baylor junior Corey Coleman won the Biletnikoff Award as the top receiver. The other finalists were TCU’s Josh Doctson and Mississippi’s Laquon Treadwell.► Utah senior Tom Hackett won the Ray Guy Award as the top punter for the second consecutive season. He joins Baylor’s Daniel Sepulveda and Louisiana Tech’s Ryan Allen as two-time winners. The other finalists were San Jose State’s Michael Carrizosa and Colorado State’s Hayden Hunt. ► Stanford junior Josh Garnett won the Outland Trophy as the the top interior lineman. The other finalists were Spencer Drango of Baylor and A’Shawn Robinson of Alabama. Garnett is the first Stanford player to win the award.► Iowa junior Desmond King won The Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back ahead of finalists Jeremy Cash of Duke and Vernon Hargreaves III of Florida. King is the first Iowa player to win the award.► UCLA senior Ka’imi Fairbairn won the Lou Groza Award as the nation’s top kicker ahead of finalists Jake Elliott of Memphis and Auburn’s Daniel Carlson.► Temple senior Tyler Matakevich, who won the Nagurski Award on Monday night, added to his credentials on Thursday by winning the Bednarik Award as the top defensive player. The other finalists for the award were Penn State’s Carl Nassib and Alabama’s Reggie Ragland.COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S INDIVIDUAL AWARD WINNERSlast_img read more

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