Retired Cabinet Secretary Hailed by Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Staff UncategorizedJune 4, 2008 RelatedRetired Cabinet Secretary Hailed by Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Staff RelatedRetired Cabinet Secretary Hailed by Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Staff RelatedRetired Cabinet Secretary Hailed by Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Staff Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister Bruce Golding recently led members of staff of the Office of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet Office, in hailing retiring Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Carlton Davis, for the exemplary way in which he served as head of the Civil Service. Dr. Davis retired on May 31st after forty years of service to the public sector.In addressing the informal farewell function which was held at Jamaica House, Mr. Golding, jokingly stated that based on his knowledge and experience, retirement could be hazardous to Dr. Davis’ health and that there were many areas in which his services would still be required.In his response, Dr. Davis said he felt an obligation to give back to the people of Jamaica who paid for his education from primary school to the tertiary level, including his studies abroad. He said the civil service was a rough calling but one which all public servants had a responsibility to live up to. Dr Davis said government workers should give their professional opinion at all times, in service to their country. He thanked everyone who worked with him over the years, especially the time spent as Cabinet Secretary.During his years of service in the public sector, Dr. Davis has served four Prime Ministers including Edward Seaga, P.J. Patterson, Portia Simpson Miller and Bruce Golding. Staff members hailed him for his innovations in the public service particularly the public sector modernization programme. Dr Davis was also recognized for allowing public servants space within which to make their contribution as they develop their maturity and professionalism.
HomeBriefsSMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble Performs Evening Concert November 15 Nov. 11, 2019 at 5:00 amBriefsCollegeEntertainmentEventsNewsSanta Monica CollegeSMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble Performs Evening Concert November 15Guest Author2 years agoconcertjazzSMC Vocal Ensemble The Santa Monica College Music Department will present an evening concert featuring the SMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble. The performance will be held Friday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m. in The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street (at Santa Monica Boulevard), Santa Monica.Under the direction of SMC music instructor Andreas Preponis, SMC’s award-winning jazz vocal ensemble — backed by LA-area jazz musicians — blends its voices in a program of jazz repertoire specifically arranged for four-part harmony.Tickets are $10 General Admission; free with student I.D. Free parking on premises. Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.More information is available by calling 310-434-4323.Submitted by Grace Smith, SMC Public Information OfficerTags :concertjazzSMC Vocal Ensembleshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentEarth Talk – Killing the EarthUCLA Health partners with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on health and wellness initiativeYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press11 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author11 hours agoEntertainmentLifeNoteworthyTales of Two DaughtersCharles Andrews13 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours ago
Phish performed their first of three shows at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in downtown San Francisco, CA last night. The city has been a bit hectic as of late, as the hometown San Francisco Giants are in the midst of a neck-and-neck World Series against the Kansas City Royals. Despite all of that, Phish delivered an energetic performance.The band opened the show with a bust-out “Walfredo,” a song on which Jon Fishman plays bass, Mike Gordon plays guitar, Trey Anastasio sits on the keys, and Page McConnell plays the drum kit. It’s a testament to their talent as musicians, or to their indelible silliness. The song hadn’t been played since 2010; here’s a video from that performance:The “Walfredo” tune was actually the result of a campaign, organized by phans, to honor a fallen Phish fan named Adam Berger. Phish honored the request, showing the intimate bond between fans and band. The song has only been played seven times.Continuing the set, the group teased a “World Series” spell-out with “Ocelot” in the number two spot of the batting order… err… set list, but quickly veered from that motif by playing “Camel Walk.” They did make a nod to the World Series in the encore, however, by debuting an instrumental rendition of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame.” While the tune is probably best suited for 7th inning stretches, it was nice for the band to acknowledge the city’s athletic efforts.Setlist:Set 1: Walfredo, Ocelot > Camel Walk, Axilla, Rift, 555, Maze, Brian and Robert, Stash, Party Time, 46 DaysSet 2: Sand > Birds of a Feather, Waiting All Night, Ghost > Bug > Seven Below > I Didn’t Know, Chalk Dust Torture, Also Sprach Zarathustra > Slave to the Traffic LightEncore: Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Winterqueen, A Day in the Life Phish debut; instrumental.Notes: Walfredo was played for the first time since June 27, 2010 (186 shows). Trey teased Simple in Camel Walk. Take Me Out to the Ballgame was a Phish debut, and was played as an instrumental.
On Friday, November 20th, Vulfpeck played the entire episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. As promised, they recorded a full song to release as a web-only clip. Antwaun Stanley joined the instrumentalists for a fan-favorite bust-out “1612” from their 2014 album Fugue State. If you haven’t heard their most recent album Thrill Of The Arts, we highly recommend you get on it and put it in your back pocket.Vulfpeck will be performing at the Brooklyn Bowl in NYC this upcoming Saturday and Monday. Monday night’s performance will include Lettuce’s Adam Deitch. Tickets sold out very quickly, however, the funketeers recently announced a show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO this summer with The Motet and Medeski Martin & Wood. Find out more here.
The principal of a Coventry firm which has merged with one of the country’s largest legal aid providers says he did not want to shoulder the full regulatory burden of running a practice after his partner left to become a district judge.Hot on the heels of merging with Enfield-based Kent Solicitors, national firm Tuckers announced this week that it is merging with Murray Brankin.Karl Brankin, principal at Murray Brankin and now a Tuckers partner, said: ‘On the news that my partner, David Murray, was leaving to take up a judicial post – the prospect of carrying the full burden of regulatory and compliance responsibilities with the Legal Aid Agency and Solicitors Regulation Authority whilst acting as both COFA and COLP was not particularly attractive. This merger will enable me to concentrate on criminal defence work as my priority.’ Karl BrankinMurray was appointed a district judge last month and started his judicial post at Walsall Magistrates’ Court on Monday.Adam Makepeace, Tuckers practice director, said: ‘Following our recent merger with Kent Solicitors in London, we are pleased to be able to continue with our plans to join with other like-minded criminal defence firms to try and battle through the multitude of problems that criminal defence firms face – in terms of managing to survive in the face of stagnant legal aid rates, falling case volumes, the farce of cases currently “released under investigation” and the need for efficiencies through digitalisation.’ Tuckers is currently talking to other firms and ‘whilst it envisages taking a few months to ensure the proper integration of Kent Solicitors and Murray Brankin, it is hopeful that there will be further merger activity during the course of this year’.
Tweet Share Share LocalNews Officers urged to incorporate modern technology in policing by: – December 13, 2013 13 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Barbadian, Gerald PhillipPolice officers in the Caribbean region must employ greater technological skills in the execution of their duties, facilitator of a four day syllabus orientation workshop for seventeen (17) law enforcement officers in Dominica has said. Barbadian, Gerald Phillip told the closing ceremony of the Regional Security System Police Recruit Syllabus orientation workshop number 3 of 2013, on Friday December 13, 2013, that the use of technology is crucial as criminals are well equipped with it.“Technology not just in delivery but in practice and policing in the region must assume greater technology and ICT must break some of those frontiers”.Eleven (11) Dominican police officers and six officers from the Royal St Lucia Police Force participated in the workshop. Phillip noted that it is “challenging to the deliver a syllabus” that does not have a “strong information technology component whilst the criminal forces out there have it at their disposal”. Eleven (11) Dominican police officers and six officers from the Royal St Lucia Police Force participated in the workshopHe stated that the delivery of police officers both at the RSS and individual police force levels are improved “to ensure that the academics deliver the type of training for the 21st century for a change in terms of the way we do policing”. He said it is time that the criticisms pertaining to the way police officers undertake their duty be a thing of the past. “We want to improve, not just the way we deliver instruction to our recruits but also to encourage them to think critically on their feet to address problems, analyze them and come up with solutions”.Throughout the region, he said, “there is a need to improve our delivery”. Phillip also pointed out that there is need for change in curriculum and standardization for police officers. Director of training and Assistant Commissioner of police at the RSS, Dominican Yvonne“The entire training process must be looked at again divorcing it from tradition and the weight that hold down tradition and encouraging the proliferation and indeed the compulsory delivery of technology,” he noted. Meanwhile, director of training and assistant commissioner of police at the RSS Dominican Yvonne Alexander said the police forces in the region cannot continue to utilize outdated technology and methodologies in their approach to training law enforcement personnel. “The Regional Security Systems continues to adapt to meet the ever changing needs of our member states, hence the establishment of the RSS with a mandate to build the capacity of our law enforcement personnel through the delivery of standardized high quality training”. She said in an effort the meet the needs of the member states, RSS has now transcended to provide other capacity training, one of the initiatives being the development of a syllabus for training of supervisors. “We have also moved into proving crime scene first responders training. All these training efforts are with a view to building the capacity of our security forces personnel, thus ensuring our ability to affect the issues of crime and security with greater levels of efficiency and effectiveness,” Alexander said.[nggallery id = 431]Dominica Vibes News
MUMBAI, (Reuters) – Yuvraj Singh, India’s middle-over batting lynchpin in two World Cup triumphs, retired from international cricket with immediate effect today although he will look to play on in Twenty20 leagues around the world. The 37-year-old all-rounder, accompanied by his wife and mother, told reporters of his decision at a city hotel close to the Wankhede Stadium where India lifted their last 50-overs World Cup title in 2011.“After almost 17 years of international cricket on and off, I have decided to move on,” he said after being reduced to tears by a video of the highlights of his career.“Cricket has given me everything and that’s the reason why I am standing here today. It’s been a love-hate relationship with the sport in retrospect.”
And later this week she will run out in the green and gold uniform of the Australian Women’s Open team when they battle it out against New Zealand in the 2012 Trans Tasman Test Series in Mudgee, New South Wales. The Brisbane school student, who turned 17 last month, becomes one of the youngest players to ever represent Australia at an Open’s level, while teammate Ashleigh Quinlan, who turned 17 late last year, also joins her in the team. While Caslick didn’t expect to be making the team so early in her career, she is looking forward to making her mark on the series when it starts on Thursday. “I was sort of a bit shocked but yeah I’m really excited, I can’t wait,” Caslick said. Caslick started playing Touch Football as an 11-year-old, and it didn’t take long for her to impress on the field, making her first Queensland team that year. While it’s been a big 12 months for the 17-year-old, which included helping her side, the Brisbane City Cobras win the 2012 National Touch League Women’s Open title, she is keen to use this week’s experience to learn as much as she can from some of her Touch Football idols, and she says she has already learnt plenty along the way. “I’d already played with Woodsy (Kelly Woods) and Chez (Emilee Cherry) before but playing with Peta (Rogerson) and Louise Winchester and KJ (Kristy Judd), they just taught me so much and they were so encouraging, just learning from all of them, they all have little things that help so much.”“I think I’m just going to learn so much from the older girls and that’s what I’m looking forward to the most, I think it will be fun in general,” she said. Caslick credits Australian Women’s Open coach, Peter Bell as one of the biggest influences on her Touch Football career to date and says that having him as her coach at the highest level is making her feel more comfortable in the lead up to the series. Representing Australia at the Open’s level at such a young age doesn’t seem to faze Caslick, who after representing the Australian 18’s Girls team last year made it her next goal to make the Women’s Open team. “I haven’t really thought about how young I actually am, I’m honoured to have had so much help… everyone has helped me so much.”Stay tuned to the website to meet the team’s other 17-year-old, Ashleigh Quinlan, in the coming days. There are plenty of ways to keep in touch with the 2012 Trans Tasman Series, which will be held at Mudgee’s Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex from Thursday, 26 April to Saturday, 28 April 2012, including in the following ways:Websites:www.austouch.com.auwww.transtasman.mytouchfooty.com Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #transtasman2012 in your tweets)YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Lopetegui urges Sevilla fans be calm over table leadershipby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJulen Lopetegui urged Sevilla fans to stay calm as they sit top of the table.Sevilla lead the LaLiga Santander after a 1-0 win away at Alaves on Sunday.”Being top does not tell me anything because there’s such a long way to go,” Lopetegui said”The only thing it tells me is that the team is doing well, that we are getting stronger as a team and now we are heading into Europe.” A first-half goal from Joan Jordan was enough to give Sevilla their third win out of four matches and Lopetegui was pleased with his side’s display.”We played a good game and a very good first half against a difficult opponent who make things very challenging.”The team did very well with the aspects we had worked on.”In the second half, it was tougher. They played more direct and perhaps we needed to interpret the situation and not back down. It was a deserved and fair victory,” he added.