JAMAICAN POSTCARD COLLECTION ON DISPLAY IN WASHINGTON DC

first_img Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppWASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 7 (JIS): A collection of over 200 postcards, depicting Jamaica’s rich history, is currently on display at an exhibition being hosted by the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, D.C. The exhibition, titled: ‘Greetings from Jamaica, a Country of History in Postcards’, displays the compiled collection of Jamaican Speech Pathologist, Marva Shand McIntosh, who resides in the United States capital.It was formally opened on December 3 by Jamaica’s Ambassador to the USA, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie.The displays include the first locally produced postcard, titled ‘Jamaica 1877 Paid’, dating back to the year 1877.That initial production coincided with Jamaica’s admission to the membership of the International Postal Union (IPU), which facilitated locals with the opportunity to mail postcards overseas, unlike the previous arrangement which restricted them to intra-island postage.The exhibits also include several series capturing the January 1907 earthquake that rocked Jamaica; as well as the advent the island’s tourism industry during the early 20th century. Speaking at the exhibition’s opening, Ms. McIntosh said the displays also depict and cover several other themes topics. These include: the ingenuity of the Jamaican people; rivers and beaches; the military; grand hotels; sugar estates; art; cultural traditions; sports; churches and a synagogue; transportation; gardens and groves; markets; King Street, downtown Kingston; country life; education; health; mineral baths; memorials; and agriculture, specifically activities related to banana and sugar cane cultivation. Ms. McIntosh advised that most of the postcards being exhibited were mailed from Jamaica to Europe and North America. She said postcards were initially used in Jamaica for business purposes during the early years period they emerged, as well as friendly correspondence during World War II.She pointed out that postcards leaving the island during the war, between the 1930s and 1940s, were given special markings, which can still be seen on a number of the exhibits currently on display.Ms. McIntosh said the exhibits also include more recently produced postcards particularly those depicting the work of renowned Jamaican photographer, Ray Chen. Related Items:international postal union, jamaica, Jamaican Speech Pathologist, Marva Shand McIntosh, postcard, stephen vasciannie Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Recommended for youlast_img read more

Andros drug bust 3M in marijuana seized

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 9, 2017 – Andros – Nearly $3M in marijuana was uncovered by Bahamian Police in Fresh Creek, Andros after a search of bushes led to the discovery of 78 large packages containing the illegal drug.Senior Superintendent Stephen Dean called it a “a significant blow to the operations of drug traffickers” after the North Andros Division on August Monday holiday met a go fast boat, apparently run aground and then searched nearby bushes where they found the marijuana.   Three men were arrested and investigations continue.#MagneticMediaNews#Androsdrugbust#3millioninmarijuanaseizedinAndros Related Items:#3millioninmarijuanaseizedinAndros, #Androsdrugbust, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Senate Bill 1 will protect key federal environmental safety standards

first_img KUSI Newsroom, March 22, 2019 Senate Bill 1 will protect key federal environmental, safety standards 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) – California is one step closer to protecting key environmental and labor standards. Senate bill one will allow California to keep any federal environmental– or worker-safety standards that were in place before January first of 2017.If the federal government rolls back any standards that were in place before this date they will still be in effect in California.SB1 ensures clean air, clean water, protection of endangered species,  and worker safety standards that have been in place for as long as 50 years will not be rolled back.Today, California Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins and Assemblymember Todd Gloria detailed this new legislation.“Californians are feeling the impacts of climate change here and now, and they want us to find solutions,” Atkins said. “This measure is about preserving some of the qualities that make California such a special place to live and work, from our environment to workers’ rights.” KUSI Newsroom center_img Posted: March 22, 2019 Updated: 10:26 AM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

SELECTMEN NEWS Yentile Farm Wins Award From Mass Recreation Park Association

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — At this week’s Board of Selectmen Meeting, Town Manager Jeff Hull announced that Wilmington’s Yentile Farm Recreational Facility has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Massachusetts Recreation and Park Association’s “Design of Facility Agency Award.”The Massachusetts Recreation and Park Association’s Executive Board established this award as  way to recognize departments that create and renovate facilities that greatly enhance their community.The award will be presented to Wilmington’s Recreation Director Karen Campbell at the Massachusetts Recreation and Park Association’s State Conference on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth.The Yentile Farm Recreational Facility also recently won a Silver Award in the 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition held by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA).The Town of Wilmington and Green International, the designer of the facility, will receive the award at the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTown Officials Discuss Creating A SPLASH PAD In WilmingtonIn “Community”WILMINGTON RECREATION: Concerts, Trips & Youth Programs Were Huge Hits This SummerIn “Community”Green International Earns Engineering Excellence Award For Design Of Yentile Farm Recreational FacilityIn “Government”last_img read more

Extraterrestrial interference compelled NASA to change spacewalk mission shock claim

first_imgProgress 66 cargo craft are pictured as the International Space Station orbits about 250 miles above EarthNASANASA, the United States space agency had previously revealed that Christina Koch and Anne McClain will perform the first-ever spacewalk on the International Space Station (ISS) today. However, the space agency cancelled the plan last minute stating that the spacesuits were not fit for the astronauts and they replaced McClain with Nick Hague.The unexpected move from NASA has now triggered lots of speculations and conspiracy theorist Tyler Glockner claimed that it was an appearance of a UFO near the International Space Station which compelled NASA to change the plan. In a recent video uploaded to his YouTube channel ‘Secureteam 10’, Glockner revealed that it might be some kind of extraterrestrial interference which derailed NASA’s plans to conduct the spacewalk.Glockner also revealed that ISS live feed was cut off unexpectedly when the UFO starts appearing in the screen. He added that such events have happened in the past.”This is another example of NASA cutting the live feed after a UFO appeared while one of the astronauts is out doing a spacewalk. You will notice for the good portion of the video there is no UFO. The UFO appears just above the Earth’s horizon line and I want you guys to notice that up until the UFO appears, the video feed is pretty stable. I want you guys to watch here, right as the UFO appears you’ll notice the live feed get more and more interference until they finally decide to cut it,” said Glockner in the video. Secureteam10The video uploaded by Glockner has already gone viral on YouTube and as of now, it has racked up more than 1,00,000 views. After watching the video, viewers of ‘Secureteam10’ put forward various theories explaining the strange sighting.”Did anyone else notice that the astronaut dropped his drill and the next feed shows he’s holding a camera looking device. Which, I believe the astronaut warned NASA to drop the live feed,” commented LL Guerra, a YouTube user.”The NASA video interference looked suspiciously like a VHS cassette on a dirty head, or otherwise analog, rather than digital interference with pixelation and square “holes” in the image. Ever watch a DVD with a scratch?” commented Aaron, another YouTuber.This is not the first time that anomalies are being spotted near the International Space Station. A few days back, self-proclaimed extraterrestrial researcher Scott C Waring claimed to have spotted a cloaking alien spaceship near the ISS. In his website post, Waring revealed that he spotted the object from the NASA live feed and argued that the flying ship was just 50 meters away from the space station.last_img read more