Sir Hilary: Protect Ja’s sporting tradition

first_imgJamaican sport has reached a pinnacle of excellence which all Jamaicans have a collective responsibility to maintain and sustain.That was the message from Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, who was guest speaker at Friday night’s RJR Sports Foundation Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards Ceremony at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.”This extraordinary nation has made a most incredible contribution to sport,” Sir Hilary told the audience at the ceremony to honour Jamaica’s best in sport for 2015.Sir Hilary, who has an affinity to cricket in particular, noted that Jamaican sport history was unique in its style, quality, and performance, and its capacity to establish gender equality in the process.”Jamaica has done what many countries have aspired to do in many areas, but especially in sporting culture. This phenomenal achievement has been recognised and it has been respected,” he said.”There is a tradition of excellence in Jamaica, and this excellence has to be maintained and it has to be sustained. It must be institutionalised and it must be industrialised,” the Barbados-born educator said.some societies”If it is not institutionalised and industrialised it will be lost. I have seen how many nations have lost that excellence they have achieved,” Sir Hilary added.Sir Hilary used West Indies cricket as an example of a sport which had at one stage been excellent but later deteriorated dramatically.”In some societies it is considered a crime to lose that excellence,” he said.”This must never happen to Jamaican sport. I don’t wish to be writing in the closing stages of my career about the fall of Jamaican sport,” he added.”Every child in Jamaica must grow to see that things are designed in Jamaica, patented … exported from Jamaica, representing the legends in Jamaican sport. We are here to celebrate this monument. It must not fall.”Sir Hilary, who gained tenure at age 37, said the University of the West Indies had an important role to play in ensuring that Jamaican sport does not lose its value.”Research, innovation, bringing culture, manufacturing, finance, and technology together to sustain this incredible achievement,” he said.”We all have a responsibility. There has to be accountability. It must not be taken lightly. The efforts of generations must not be dashed overnight.”last_img read more

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Marijuana found, 4 arrests made at house

first_imgDeputies also seized three pot plants. The COPS deputies do compliance searches with other agencies in the unincorporated county area of Whittier monthly or bi-monthly, Cobos said. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityTwo children, ages 17 and 3, who also lived there were placed under protective custody by the county Department of Children and Family Services, he added. The discovery was made while 11 deputies from the Community Oriented Policing Services, a parole officer, a probation officer and a representative from DCSF were checking if parolees were in compliance with the conditions of their parole. They were doing the compliance check at the house about 5:30 a.m. and saw the drugs. “Once we found the marijuana, we got a search warrant,” Cobos said. He described the marijuana as high grade and said that most of it was found packaged inside the house. WEST WHITTIER – Four people were arrested Wednesday after deputies seized 50 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $560,000 from a house. A man and a woman were booked on suspicion of violating parole while another man and woman were booked on suspicion of possessing marijuana for sale, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Al Cobos. The suspects’ names and ages weren’t available Wednesday night. Cobos said the couple on parole lived at the house in the 5900 block of Lockheed Avenue. last_img read more

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Woman kills husband with help of lover at Nimta

first_imgKolkata: A man was murdered by his wife over an extramarital affair on Saturday night. Later, the woman was arrested by the police.According to local residents, on Saturday night, the body of a man identified as Sanjiban Mondal (40), who is a carpenter by profession and resident of Purba Alipur of Nimta, was found inside a bush near his home. His throat was slit and a piece of cloth was entangled on Sanjiban’s neck. Police from Nimta police station recovered the body and sent it for an autopsy examination. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataOn Saturday night, the police detained Sanjib’s wife Anita Mondal for questioning. During detention, investigators found some ambiguities in her statement. When Anita was asked where was she since the evening she fumbled and stated that she was not at home. Anita claimed that she came back home and found blood inside their house and screamed. Later, local residents found her husband’s body. On the ground of suspension Anita was arrested late on Saturday night. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateOn Sunday morning, during another phase of interrogation, Anita admitted that she along with her lover killed Sanjiban. Sources informed that as per her statement, Anita worked as a maid at a house near Belgharia Expressway. She took care of a baby at a home and later developed an illicit relation with the child’s father. However, the police claimed that there could be two more persons who are connected with the murder and one of them may have an illicit relation with Anita. During the interrogation, Anita said as per the plan she had sent her 14-year-old son outside and then gave sedatives Sanjiban. Later, two other people strangled him and slit his throat to confirm the death. After the duo fled, Anita screamed as part of their plan. Police are searching for the duo who were also involved in the murder.last_img read more

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