Last Saturday, Manchester High School hosted the fourth staging of the Charlie Fuller Memorial field events meet. It was founded through the concept to relive the memory of a man who gave sterling support to track and field at the mid-island institution. The chief person who conceptualised the meet, still the engine that drives the event, is the former outstanding sprinter out of the neighbouring parish’s St Elizabeth Technical High School, Carlos Samuels. Issues of coaching leadership at the school have led Samuels elsewhere. Although he works assiduously to ensure otherwise, there is no doubt that the image of the event, could be tarnished. Fuller was a sporting personality, whose contribution to the upliftment and empowerment of the female track and field programme at Manchester High knew no limits. However, there were no geographic boundaries. This columnist recalls a trip to visit the Falmouth home of a girl from Vere Technical, who had been granted a track scholarship, just to offer congratulations and wish bon voyage. CLOUDS OF UNCERTAINTY With so many offers for Samuels’ talent as a coach and motivator of athletes, it is unlikely that his services will again be available to the Manchester team. What seems more likely is that with or without his invitation, some will want to take up residence within his new programme if logistically permissible. With all these clouds of uncertainty, where does this leave the event held to commemorate the excellence promoted and sustained by Fuller that was Manchester High School under his canopy of passionate support and stewardship? It must be remembered that even the inception of the event was contested by the organisers of the long-standing JAAA/Puma Invitational, held simultaneously crosstown at Kirkvine. They were not amused that competition would be coming from persons who once were aligned to their event. It is to the credit of the opposing parties and some fruitful dialogue following disruptive stand-offs that good sense triumphed and they can now coexist. An existing destructive culture may not allow this harmony to persist. Whatever happens, the CFMFEM should not suffer. The legacy of Charlie, his spirit of goodwill and malice to no one, need to be sustained. Foster’s Fairplay issues a fervent call for constant interaction with the parties to lift and sustain the positive direction in which the meet is now trending. It is incumbent on these stakeholders to ensure that this takes place. Do not allow the memory of this great man to be sullied in any way. – For Feedback, email: email@example.com MEMORABLE SUNDAY Then came the thought that her younger teammate, slightly errant at times, would benefit from the trip as a motivational tool. The fact that the latter miss lived in Kingston was no hurdle. The stout-hearted benefactor, as was Fuller, journeyed from his Manchester home to the city, collected the young athlete, drove to Trelawny for the visit, returned to Kingston for the drop-off, and made his way home all in one memorable Sunday. The incidents of selflessness, displaying single-minded dedication to the female athletes at “Chester” were numerous. The accompanying, domestic deprivation is best described by his devoted wife, Olive. With what Mr Fuller gave to Manchester High during the years he substantially funded the track and field programme the areas of controversy surrounding the introduction and subsequent staging of the meet are unfortunate. There is a threatening situation that needs to be set right if the memory of the peaceful and non-contentious individual is to be adequately maintained. As this column is being written, former head coach Samuels has taken up duties at a Kingston school. This as the Mandeville school administration ponders an altercation between his assistant, Rahnsomn Edwards, and him. Reports are that there was a physical confrontation and both were placed on suspension. Previous to that development, former head coach Jerry Holness returned from stints overseas and resumed his position, displacing Samuels, who, from all reports, had endeared himself to the athletes. Tales of a fallout in enthusiasm are rife a testimony to the influence Samuels had, and presumably, still has, even from a position external to the programme. Holness, now seemingly firmly in the saddle, has gone for another experienced coach as his assistant in Duane Jarrett. Jarrett was his deputy in the first overseas stint in Dubai.
Corning >> The Corning boys had little trouble getting a win Friday night over the visiting Sutter Huskies, 67-28.It was all Cardinals in the first half and the teams went to the locker room with Corning up 39-15. With a big lead, coach Kurt Wilkins pulled his starters a few minutes into the third period.Not much changed for the Huskies, though, and they were held scoreless more than six minutes into the third, breaking the drought with a pair of foul shots with 1:44 left in the frame.“We …
Share your voice 0 Post a comment Tags Coachella If you’re on the ground at Coachella this weekend and get tired of posting selfies between acts, you can fill the time tracking flying space objects instead.An AR-equipped stage at the music festival’s Sahara Tent will shoot space-themed content around for those who open the Coachella Camera in the Coachella iOS or Android app and point their phones at video screens during changeovers. The giant images will include interactive planetary objects, space stations and astronauts that appear to be floating above the crowd. Voila. Your reality, already augmented from hanging out in the California desert with tens of thousands of strangers, gets even more so. Coachella Childish Gambino headlined the festival’s opening night Friday with a 90-minute performance, urging attendees to put their phones down and take the moment in. He’ll perform again this weekend, as will Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Kacey Musgraves, Weezer and many more artists who hit the Coachella stages last weekend. Sunday also brings Kanye West’s highly anticipated Easter Sunday Service. Acts scheduled for the spacey Sahara Tent this weekend include Kid Cudi, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Jaden Smith and Wiz Khalifa. And if AR astronauts don’t feel tangible enough, there’s always Overview Effect, a 36-foot spaceman by Los Angeles art studio Poetic Kinetics that’s been roaming Coachella grounds. The gigantic sculpture has radio-controlled animatronic arms and hands that make gestures such as “peace,” “OK” and “thumbs-up” signs. Through a live interactive facial capture system, festival-goers get their faces projected into the helmet visor three stories up, while their name simultaneously appears on the astronaut suit’s enormous name tag. A giant astronaut roams Coachella 2019. Poetic Kinetics Mobile Apps Music
Here is the first look poster of Rajinikanth’s Darbar (Thalaivar 167).PR HandoutThe first look from Rajinikanth’s latest movie, which was referred to as Thalaivar 167, was launched on Tuesday, 9 April. Well, the name of the Rajini’s latest film is Darbar, written and directed by AR Murugadoss.The poster gives ample of hints about Rajinikanth’s role in the movie as we could see the attires of a cop in the photo in which the Tamil superstar is sporting a big smile on his face.The promotional material instantly catches the viewers’ attention with its caption: You decide whether you want me to be good, bad or worse. Presumably, it is the message of the cop to the baddies or his rivals in the Tamil movie.There is also the mention of ‘3’ in the poster and one might be tempted to think whether Rajinikanth could be playing triple role in the movie. It has to be noted that there have been rumours of the superstar playing dual roles in the flick. The word ‘caution’ is also seen in the first look poster. The first look poster also announces the release date of Darbar. Well, the movie will be out for next Pongal.”#Thalaivar167 – #ARM First Look Out at 8.30 AM tomorrow Countdown Begins !!!! [sic]” Lyca Productions finally announced the project on Monday evening. It is the third collaboration of Rajini and the production house after Kaala and 2.0.Interestingly, a few pictures from the photoshoot, which was held on 4 April, was leaked online. Going by the avatar, one gets an impression of Rajini might doing the role of a cop from the 80s. This is not the first time where the 68-year old is sporting khakhi on-screen. He has enacted the cop’s role in the films like Moondru Mugam, Pandian, and Kodi Parakuthu.For the first time, AR Murugadoss is teaming up with Rajinikanth. Nayanthara plays the female lead in the multilingual film.Anirudh Ravichander, Santosh Sivan and Sreekar Prasad have been signed to score music, handle cinematography and editing departments, respectively.Santosh Sivan had previously worked with the Tamil superstar in Mani Ratnam’s blockbuster Thalapathi, which was released 28 years ago, while Anirudh composed music for Rajini’s previous film Petta.
Eid-ul-Azha, one of the largest religious festivals of the Muslims, is celebrated amid much festivity and religious fervour all over the capital on Wednesday.The main thoroughfares of Dhaka city were decorated with the national flag and banners inscribed with ‘Eid Mubarak’ in Bangla and Arabic. Public buildings were illuminated on the occasion.Jatiya Eidgah hosted the largest congregation of Eid-ul-Azha prayers in the morning while city corporation cleaners started clearing sacrificial animals’ waste on Eid day.Photo: Hasan RajaBaitul Mukarram National Mosque hosts the second largest congregation of Dhaka on 22 August, 2018. A total of five congregations (Jamaat) have been held here this year. Photo: Hasan RajaTwo on-duty policemen embrace after offering Eid-ul-Azha prayers at Jatiya Eidgah on 22 August, 2018. Photo: Hasan RajaA man and a boy hold two placards on 22 August, 2018 at Jatiya Eidgah demanding release of renowned photographer Shahidul Alam and Eden Mohila College student Lutfunnahar Luma, arrested following recent demonstrations for safe roads. Photo: Dipu MalakarMeat of sacrificial animals, collected from different city areas by the poor, is being sold in the capital’s Banasree area on 22 August, 2018. Photo: Dipu MalakarA city corporation worker clears Dhaka streets of blood and carcases of slaughtered livestock at Babu Bazar area of Old Dhaka on the Eid day on 22 August, 2018. Photo: Dipu MalakarTwo city corporation workers clear Dhaka streets off blood and carcases of slaughtered livestock at Bongshal area of Old Dhaka on the Eid day on 22 August, 2018. Photo: Dipu MalakarTrading of rawhide underway at Nayabazar area of Old Dhaka on the Eid day on 22 August, 2018.Photo: AFPBangladeshi Muslims perform Eid-ul-Azha prayers at Baitul Mukarrom National Mosque in Dhaka on 22 August, 2018.
Map locating the area where a ferry ran aground off the coast of Indonesia. Photo: AFPPassengers trapped for a night on a stricken ferry off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi were rescued early Wednesday, an official said, as the death toll rose to 29.The latest in a succession of boat tragedies in Indonesia began on the same day that officials called off a search for 164 people presumed drowned when a wooden ferry sank on 18 June in a deep volcanic crater lake on the island of Sumatra.The Sulawesi ferry, with 139 passengers aboard according to its manifest, began sinking Tuesday afternoon in rough seas. In a desperate bid to save lives, the vessel’s captain steered it toward shore, grounding it between 200-300 meters (985-655 feet) from land.Indonesia’s director-general of sea transportation, Agus Purnomo, said in a statement that people trapped on the ferry overnight were rescued early Wednesday.He didn’t specify how many but said the captain and the boat owner were the last two people to leave the vessel.Earlier, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said 69 people had been rescued. It’s unclear if any passengers are still missing. It said the 29 dead included two young children.Photos released by the agency on Tuesday showed passengers clinging to the listing vessel as others descended into the heavy seas using ropes hung over its side. Most appeared to be wearing lifejackets.Purnomo credited the captain’s actions with helping to save lives.The 48.5-meter- (159-foot) -long vessel, carrying several dozen vehicles including a bus and trucks, was on its way to Selayar island, just south of the main Sulawesi island, from the port of Bira when it began taking on water.Ferry tragedies are common in Indonesia, an archipelago of more than 17,000 islands, with weak enforcement of safety regulations often to blame.The Lake Toba sinking two weeks ago was the worst in about a decade.
Recently, Mayor Sylvester Turner said he wants a “paradigm shift” in future transportation planning. Setting aside the fact that it’s a corporate-speak cliché, what other examples can you come up with of “paradigm shifts” that would make Greater Houston a better place to live – big, sweeping changes that Houston ought to undertake that would require dramatically rethinking long-held beliefs and expectations? And is it even useful to dream so big, if, when reality sets in, you can’t afford to do any of the things that vision calls for? We talk with Dr. Gene Preuss, a history professor the University of Houston-Downtown, about major paradigm shifts in Houston and Texas history. And Rice University management professor Scott Sonenshein joins him to discuss the value of such big-picture thinking. Share