Three Artisan Villages to be Established

first_imgRelatedThree Artisan Villages to be Established RelatedThree Artisan Villages to be Established RelatedThree Artisan Villages to be Established FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Government has announced that three Artisan Villages are to be established in Montego Bay, St. James Ocho Rios, St. Ann and Port Antonio, Portland.The Artisan Village is an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism to provide authentic Jamaican art and craft producers and vendors with a direct link with tourists.Speaking at the weekly post-Cabinet media briefing at Jamaica House last week, Minister with responsibility for Information and Telecommunications Hon. Daryl Vaz, said that the village will develop and promote the craft sector and showcase other aspects of Jamaica’s heritage.The implementation will be pursued using a five-step action plan which began in September 2008, and is scheduled to end in September 2010.The Ministry of Tourism will work with partners to provide the required expertise in order to increase support for, and improve the understanding of the value of tourism in Jamaica. The partners include: Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo); HEART Trust/NTA; Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC); Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts; and the Urban Development Corporation (UDC).Mr. Vaz also announced that the Ministry of Tourism, through TPDCo, has partnered with the University of Technology (UTech), to implement a hospitality school in Montego Bay, which will address improvements in the level of training and certification of the Jamaican work force and provide supervisory/middle management training for staff in the tourism sector.center_img Three Artisan Villages to be Established TourismMay 25, 2009 Advertisementslast_img read more

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Police arrest Uber driver for possible kidnapping attempt

first_imgHomeNewsCrimePolice arrest Uber driver for possible kidnapping attempt Nov. 01, 2018 at 9:25 amCrimeFeaturedNewsPolice arrest Uber driver for possible kidnapping attemptMatthew Hall3 years agokidnapsmpdUber An Uber driver has been arrested for allegedly trying to kidnap passengers on Halloween night.According to the Santa Monica Police Department, officers received a call at about 6:43 p.m. from a woman near 23rd and Santa Monica Blvd. who said her Uber driver was refusing to stop and let her out of the vehicle.“While responding to this call, three additional 911 calls were received from multiple victims reporting similar accounts possibly involving the same vehicle and suspect. The victims involved were unharmed and reported the suspect was possibly armed with a handgun and threatened to kidnap the victims,” said the statement released by SMPD.SMPD Lt. Saul Rodriguez said the additional victims called police after they exited the vehicle but the precise circumstances were still under investigation.Officers located the vehicle but the driver fled from police with passengers in the car. According to SMPD, a man and woman were in the vehicle at the time of the chase but both were able to jump out of the moving vehicle and both suffered minor injuries.Local officers chased the car with support from the Los Angeles Police Department helicopter and 35-year-oldKaled Elasyedsa Ali from Anaheim, was arrested near Montana Ave. and Bundy Drive. Ali has been booked for kidnapping and felony evading arrest. His bail has been set at $100,000.00 pending future court proceedings.An Uber spokeswoman said the company just launched a new feature in Los Angeles that allows users to reach emergency services from the app itself. The feature provides specific location, license plate number and the make and model of the vehicle directly to the 911 operator. She said the Santa Monica case was deeply unsettling and as soon as the company was made aware of the report, they immediately removed the suspect’s access to the platform. She said the company will provide any information to the investigating authorities for their ongoing investigation.The case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office-Airport Division Courthouse for filing consideration. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Goodwin at (310) 458-8942; or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491. Tags :kidnapsmpdUbershare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentNew program provides county-wide funding to fight homelessnessNewsom, Cox make final pitches to be California governorYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter20 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press20 hours agolast_img read more

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NASCAR officials: Kyle Larson applies for reinstatement

first_imgNASCAR officials indicated Friday that Kyle Larson applied for reinstatement earlier this week.Larson’s NASCAR membership was suspended April 13, one day after his use of a racial slur during an iRacing event. Chip Ganassi Racing fired the 28-year-old driver on April 14, later tapping Matt Kenseth to replace him in the No. 42 Chevrolet.RELATED: Larson pens personal essayLarson is required to complete sensitivity training at NASCAR’s direction as a condition for his reinstatement.Larson has made few public statements about the matter since his suspension, but has recently spoken out about the measures he has taken to educate himself about civil-rights issues, first in an interview with the Associated Press on Aug. 19, then in a personal essay published on his website Oct. 4. His first televised interview on the subject came earlier Friday with reporter James Brown on CBS This Morning.Larson is a six-time winner in the NASCAR Cup Series. During his suspension from NASCAR, he has spent time in sprint-car competition and has been a regular winner in dirt-track events.last_img read more

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Whatever it takes: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ reportedly clocks in at over three hours

first_imgMarvel Studios(LOS ANGELES) — With so many plot threads to tie up — and superhero dust to vacuum — it’s no surprise Avengers: Endgame will need some extra time to bring the events of last year’s Infinity War to a satisfying conclusion.About three hours and two minutes’ worth, evidently. The website for the theater chain AMC has posted the alleged running time of the film, under the code name Extra.In an interview with Collider last month, sibling directors Joe and Anthony Russo had mentioned that early cuts of the movie were clocking in at over three hours — and no, nobody who saw the advance screenings left for a bathroom break.At the time, Joe noted, “We’re still at the three-hour mark. I think the studio is down with what the best story is.” He added, “When you have to tell a really complicated story and you want strong emotional moments with the characters, it just requires a certain amount of real estate. This one, in particular, feels like three hours’ worth of real estate.” A three-hour, two-minute running time would make Avengers: Endgame the longest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by a mile. By comparison, its immediate predecessor, last year’s Infinity War, was a then-longest two hours, 40 minutes. For the record, the shortest of the MCU films, 2011’s Thor, clocked in at a downright skimpy hour and 54 minutes. Here are the run times of all the other Marvel Studios films: Iron Man (2008) – 2 hours, 6 minutesThe Incredible Hulk (2008) – 1 hour, 52 minutesIron Man 2 (2010) – 2 hours, 5 minutesCaptain America: The First Avenger (2011) – 2 hours, 4 minutesThe Avengers (2012) – 2 hours, 23 minutesIron Man 3 (2013) – 2 hours, 11 minutesThor: The Dark World (2013) – 1 hour, 52 minutesCaptain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) – 2 hours, 16 minutesGuardians of the Galaxy (2017) – 2 hours, 2 minutesAvengers: Age of Ultron (2015) – 2 hours, 21 minutesCaptain America: Civil War (2016) – 2 hours, 27 minutesDoctor Strange (2016) – 1 hour, 55 minutesGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – (2017) 2 hours, 17 minutesSpider-Man: Homecoming (2017) – 2 hours, 13 minutesThor: Ragnarok (2017) – 2 hours, 10 minutesBlack Panther (2018) – 2 hours, 14 minutesAnt-Man and the Wasp (2018) 2 hours, 5 minutes Captain Marvel (2019) – 2 hours, 5 minutesMarvel Studios is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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