Clarendon College Student Wins Foreign Ministry’s Essay Contest

first_imgRelatedClarendon College Student Wins Foreign Ministry’s Essay Contest RelatedClarendon College Student Wins Foreign Ministry’s Essay Contest RelatedClarendon College Student Wins Foreign Ministry’s Essay Contest FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Sixth form student of Clarendon College in Chapelton, Francina Francis, has topped 26 other fifth and sixth form students across the island to win the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade’s (MFAFT) 50th anniversary essay competition. For her victory, Francina will receive a one week all-expense paid trip to New York City, United States, to participate with the Jamaican Youth Delegation, as an observer, during the United Nations General Assembly. Miss Francis and her chaperone will travel to New York on October 7. Sixth form student at St. Mary High School, Shellice Tyson, who placed second, will benefit from an internship at the MFAFT during the summer of 2013, while sixth former at Immaculate Conception High, St. Andrew, Gabrielle Henry, who placed third, will receive a year’s supply of school books. At a ceremony held on October 2 at the Ministry’s Dominica Drive headquarters in New Kingston, to announce the top places, portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. AJ Nicholson, congratulated all the students, who had submitted entries. “Every one of the 27 young persons, once they either put pen to paper or gathered themselves before the computer, once they did that, each one of them was a winner,” he stated. The Minister also commended the sponsors for their contributions, stating that “without them it could not have been done.” He said that donations came from the Jamaica Broilers Group, Jamaica National Building Society, Jamaica Producers Group, Kingston Bookshop and Victoria Mutual Building Society. “They are colleagues, because all of us have to be a part of the programme, a part of the project of taking Jamaica forward and upward on the social and economic ladder,” he said. Director for Protocol in the Ministry, Ricardo Allicock said the competition, which was launched in May this year, was part of a series of activities by the Ministry in celebration of five decades of service to the government and the people of Jamaica. He informed that the competition was open to all fifth and sixth formers, who were asked to submit an essay of no more than 1,500 words on one of the following topics: ‘What is the role and function of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in helping Jamaica achieve its development objectives?; ‘What do you envision Jamaica achieving, through its diplomatic relations, over the next 50 years of existence?; and ‘Jamaica is a small country with a very big presence in world affairs-myth or reality?’. The competition was held in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.center_img Clarendon College Student Wins Foreign Ministry’s Essay Contest EducationOctober 3, 2012 Advertisementslast_img read more

Coetzee beats Olesen in playoff to win Mauritius Open

first_imgBEL OMBRE, Mauritius – George Coetzee beat Thorbjorn Olesen on the second playoff hole to win the Mauritius Open on Sunday. Overnight leader Coetzee had a trio of birdies at the par-5 18th hole – one at the end of the final round and two in the playoff – to clinch his third European Tour title. ”Being on the playoff was the most comfortable I felt today,” the South African said. ”I just had to get the job done, it doesn’t matter how long it takes.” Olesen also birdied the first playoff hole before being limited to par at his second attempt in the inaugural event on the Indian Ocean island. Earlier, both players finished on 13-under 271 at Heritage Golf Club after Coetzee shot 2-under 69, one behind his Danish opponent. Coetzee started with three birdies on his first five holes before stumbling with a bogey-six at No. 7. He needed a birdie at the last to force the playoff but could have won outright after he almost eagled the hole from 30 feet. Coetzee was the highest-ranked player at the tri-sanctioned European, Asian and South African tour event. Mardan Mamat of Singapore shot 67 to finish third on 12-under 272.last_img read more

NBA wrap: LeBron James moves into 5th on scoring list; 76ers fall in Jimmy Butler’s debut

first_imgWild ending in Pistons-Raptors 😳 pic.twitter.com/a22KLv8IIV— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 15, 2018Dud of the NightJazz forward Jae Crowder went 2-of-12 shooting, including 1 of 9 from 3-point range, in a lopsided 118-68 loss to the Mavericks.HighlightHeat guard Rodney McGruder looked like a young Dwyane Wade with this miraculous layup. Miami defeated the Nets 120-107.Rodney McGruder gets the circus lay-up to fall! #HEATCulture pic.twitter.com/qOojivW7Am— NBA (@NBA) November 15, 2018What’s NextWarriors (12-3) at Rockets (6-7) 8 p.m. ET — It’s a rematch of the Western Conference finals from last season and both teams come in with odd situations. Steph Curry is out for Golden State while Draymond Green will presumably be back from suspension after he got into it with Kevin Durant in a loss to the Clippers on Monday. The Rockets, meanwhile, are still trying to find their footing this season, but they do come into the game having won five of their last seven games. Butler finished with 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting in the loss and just six points after the first quarter. Joel Embiid tallied his first career triple-double in the game, but he had just 19 points on 6-of-20 shooting to go with 13 rebounds and 10 assists. He also was uncharacteristically denied at the rim.Joel Embiid got SHUT DOWN 😳 pic.twitter.com/bklgrJoVJ0— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) November 15, 2018On the other hand, in Minnesota, the Timberwolves moved to 2-0 since Butler was traded to the 76ers.Karl-Anthony Towns scored 20 points and added 10 rebounds in the first half alone as Minnesota took down the Pelicans 107-100. He finished with 25 points and 16 rebounds.E’Twaun Moore had a game-high 31 points on 13-of-23 shooting in the loss for the Pelicans.Studs of the NightThunder forward Paul George scored 35 points on 13-of-22 shooting while adding seven rebounds, five assists and two steals in a 128-103 win over the Knicks.Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo had a game-high 31 points to go with nine rebounds and four assists, but Marc Gasol finished with 29 points and five rebounds while going 6 for 12 from 3-point range in the Grizzlies’ 116-113 win over Milwaukee.Pistons forward Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds as Detroit got new head coach Dwane Casey some revenge over the Raptors in a 106-104 win. It was Casey’s first matchup against the team that fired him this offseason.It was Reggie Bullock, though, who made Casey’s day with a game-winning shot at the buzzer. NBA free agency rumors: At least 3 teams could be interested in Carmelo Anthony if he’s released Philadelphia fell to the Magic 111-106 as it blew an 11-point lead at the end of the third quarter in the loss. Orlando went on a 21-0 run in the fourth quarter which, according to ESPN, is the second largest unanswered run by a team this season.center_img LEBRON JAMES AND-1 TO MOVE UP TO 5TH ON THE ALL-TIME SCORING LIST! #LakeShow 121#RipCity 111WATCH on @ESPNNBA pic.twitter.com/etnRvrGj1S— NBA (@NBA) November 15, 2018The Lakers won their fourth game in a row Wednesday behind James’ historic night.Meanwhile, Jimmy Butler is a very good player, he just wasn’t good enough Wednesday to prevent the 76ers from losing in his debut with the team. Related News LeBron James is moving on up. The Lakers forward scored 44 points on 13-of-19 shooting while adding 10 rebounds and nine assists in a 126-117 win over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday, but it was what he did with his 39th point that mattered.With an and-one in the fourth quarter, James scored his 39th point of the game and 31,420th of his career, passing Wilt Chamberlain for fifth place on the all-time scoring list.last_img read more