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Toronto’s Porter Airlines taps Vermont as new winter destination

first_imgPorter Airlines is launching seasonal service to Burlington, Vermont, this winter, expanding its US network and adding a new destination for passengers looking to enjoy a season on the ski hills. With twice-weekly roundtrip flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Burlington International Airport beginning on Dec. 15 until April 8, passengers can enjoy easy access to some of Vermont’s best skiing and a rich assortment of local attractions.”This is a great partnership that will boost tourism in Vermont and provide an economic boost to our ski areas,” said Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin.In a joint statement, Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders, and Rep. Peter Welch said, “Porter Airlines, Ski Vermont, Governor Shumlin, the Burlington International Airport and Customs and Border Protection came together to introduce the people of Toronto to the best skiing and riding in the U.S.A.  This announcement underscores the ‘international’ in Burlington International Airport, creating seasonal scheduled nonstop service between Toronto and Burlington.  While it will offer a much-needed influx of visitors to the state this winter, especially needed following the devastating blow of Hurricane Irene, it will also give Vermonters an unprecedented opportunity to visit and do business in Toronto.” Senator Leahy, Senator Sanders and Congressman Welch wrote to Porter Airlines this summer inviting them to begin service between Toronto and Burlington.  This fall, the lawmakers have worked with the airport and other stakeholders to help iron out details surrounding clearing international visitors at the airport.  “Our new service to Vermont is a perfect complement to our current winter schedule already featuring prime destinations such as Mont Tremblant and Quebec City,” said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. “Burlington offers access to an incredible array of spectacular ski hills, and a vibrant community to explore.”The Burlington schedule includes weekly roundtrips on Thursdays and Sundays, with the exception of long weekends which offer Thursday and Monday roundtrip options. One-way fares start as low as $99, plus applicable fees and taxes.Special Porter ski packages from Stowe Mountain Resort, Jay Peak, Smugglers Notch and Sugarbush will be offered at the Ski, Snowboard & Travel show in Toronto, October 13-16, and at www.skivermont.com(link is external) in the coming week.About Porter Airlines Porter Airlines is Canada’s third-largest scheduled carrier, based at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.  Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating® by Skytrax, committed to offering speed, convenience and service as part of a premium travel experience. A refined journey begins on the ground with comfortable airport lounges and service-oriented team members.  The experience continues seamlessly in the air with spacious interiors and well-appointed crew.  Passengers enjoy complimentary services, including free in-flight wine, beer and premium snacks, all aboard modern aircraft.The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Moncton, Halifax, St. John’s,Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston(Logan), and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que. and Myrtle Beach, S.C.Join VIPorter frequent flyer program to earn a free flight after as few as five one-way trips. www.flyporter.com(link is external) SOURCE Porter Airlines Inc. TORONTO, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswirelast_img read more

Long Island Fall Festivals and Street Fairs 2015

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York As summer turns to autumn, harvest time returns and with it, the annual celebrations culminating in fall festivals across Long Island.The events include gatherings dedicated to apples, garlic—even pickles—although most are simply dedicated to all things fall, such as scarecrows, corn husking and jack ‘o lantern making.Here are more than 60 fall fairs in Nassau and Suffolk counties scheduled through October:Long Island FairContinuing a 173-year tradition, this is one of America’s oldest agricultural festivals and is so big it can’t be limited to one weekend. Contestants can face off in corn-husking and scarecrow building events in addition to guessing the weight of a giant pumpkin. Attractions include a petting zoo, live music and dancing as well as pony, tractor and carnival rides. Fairgoers will also find magic shows, stilt walkers, puppets, juggling, storytelling, Civil War reenactments and other historical demonstrations. Not to mention all the mouthwatering fall fair foods, such as candied apples, pumpkins, organic veggies, fresh-made candy, giant turkey legs and funnel cakes. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. lifair.org $12 adults, $8 seniors and kids ages 5-12, kids under 5 free, $5 senior citizen Fridays, $7 10 a.m.-noon Early Bird Special. 10 a.m.-5p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Friday. The fair runs Sept. 25, 26, 27 and Oct. 2, 3 and 4.Harvest Day FestivalThis annual event will have costumed trade and craft people demonstrating candle making, beekeeping, blacksmithing, basketry, decoy carving and many other traditional skills. Southampton Historical Museum, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept 26.Valley Stream Community FestThis annual, one-day celebration of the uniqueness of Valley Stream through its culture,visual and performing arts, food, service organizations and activities is geared toward families and one truly fun-filled day. Rockaway Avenue between Sunrise Hwy. and Merrick Rd., Valley Stream. vscommunityfest.com Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 26.St. Margaret’s Fall FairGames, vendors, food, antiques, bounce house, raffles and prizes. St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 1000 Washington Ave., Plainview. stmargaretepiscopal.org Free. 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Sept. 26.Wildwood Fall FestivalArts and crafts, magicians, music, petting zoo, pony rides and face painting! A great time indeed! Wildwood State Park, Hulse Landing Rd., Wading River. www.nysparks.com $10 parking, free with Empire Pass. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 26.Fish Hatchery Fall FestivalA pumpkin patch, petting zoo, live music, bounce castle, games, food, live animal encounters, and fishing for kids 12 and under. 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor. cshfa.org $6 adults, $4 kids and seniors, members free. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sept. 26.Festival by the SeaLive music, great food, inflatable rides, children’s shows, clam-eating and rib-eating contests, sand sculptures, pony rides, circus acts, games and give-aways, a petting zoo and more! Lido Beach Town Park, 630 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach. toh.li Free. 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sept. 26, Sept. 27.Fall Garden and Harvest FestivalThis annual event features horticultural displays and demonstrations, kid-friendly activities, food, live music, tours of the dahlia garden, a model-train exhibit, local artisans and vendors, pumpkin painting and hayrides. Bayard Cutting Arboretum, 440 Montauk Hwy. Great River. bayardcuttingarboretum.com $15 per car, $7 with Empire Passport. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 26, Sept. 27.Merrick Fall Festival and Street FairGames, rides, food, crafts, jewelry. Chamber of Commerce, adjacent to the LIRR train station, Merrick. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 26, Sept. 27.Septemberfest“A Modern Harvest of Fun,” including art, music, dance, food, a chowder contest and the history of the community. Agwam Park, 23 Main St., Southampton. southamptonseptfest.org Free. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 27.Seaford Annual Harvest FairCheck out the pumpkin patch, food, pastries, crafts, raffles, entertainment, and the scarecrow contest! Seaford Historical Museum, 3890 Waverly Ave., Seaford. seafordhistoricalsociety.org Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 27.Village Day Fall FestivalA petting zoo, pony rides and pumpkin painting are just some of the festivities planned. There will also be award-winning artisanal cheeses, fresh baked goods, apple cider and Horman pickles. Guggenheim Estate Golden Honey from the Preserve’s hives has been harvested in time for the fair. Pizza and refreshments available. Be sure to take a hayride around the Great Lawn to enjoy the foliage. Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. thesandspointpreserve.com $20 per car, $10 with pass 12-5 p.m. Sept. 27.West Islip Country FairMore than 300 craft vendors, along with line dancing and square dancing, children’s bounce house and slide, petting zoo, a magician, face painting, sand art, food, music and more. West Islip Library Grounds, Higbie Lane and Montauk Hwy., West Islip. westislipcountryfair.com Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 27.Caleb Smith Preserve Fall FestivalEnjoy the outdoors at this second annual festival with nature and bird-watching tours, honey-bee and fly-fishing demonstrations, Native American and colonial reenactments, as well as more standard entertainment such as antique cars, face painting and of course, food and ice cream. Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 W Jericho Tpke., Smithtown. friendsofcalebsmith.org $10/car. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 27.Fall Harvest FestivalHay rides? Check. Live music? Check again. Corn maze, face painting, inflatable rides and pick your own pumpkins? Check, check, check and check again. This month-long, weekends-only fall fest has all that and more! Borellas Farm Stand, 485 Edgewood Ave., St. James. borellasfarmstand.com $12. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in October though Columbus Day.Levittown Fall Family Festival and Street FairPetting zoo, entertainment, pumpkin patch, crafts, exhibits, face painting and raffles? Uh, can you say, “Sign us up!”? Veterans Memorial Park, Shelter Lane, Levittown. levittownchamber.com Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 3Sayville Apple FestivalApple-themed cooking contests, carnival, live music as well as arts and crafts. The Islip Grange, Broadway Ave., Sayville. Free.10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 3.Lynbrook ExpoCar show, rides, games, vendors, food and live entertainment. Greis Park, 55 Wilbur St., Lynbrook. greaternewyorkregion.org/event/lynbrook-expo/ Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 3.Amityville Apple FestivalThe freshest New York State apples will be on sale while festival goers can enjoy live music at the Showmobile, a DJ at the Gazebo, sidewalk sale, magician, children’s craft area and more. An antique sale will be held in Lauder Museum parking lot. Park Avenue Memorial School, 140 Park Ave., Amityville. Facebook.com/AmityvilleAppleFestival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 3.Pumpkin Fest 2015 Cornell Cooperative Extension Long Island Autumn FestivalLive music, pumpkin picking and decorating, carnival rides and games, wagon rides and more! Suffolk County Farm & Education Center, 350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank. longislandbrowser.com 11 a.m. Oct. 3, Oct. 4Fall Family Festival WeekendBounce house and potato sack races for the kids, beer tastings for the grownups, Billy Joel tribute band for everyone to enjoy! Also “trick or treating” and a costume parade. Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, Oyster Bay. plantingfields.org $20/vehicle. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 3, Oct. 4San Gennaro Feast of the HamptonsRides, music, arts and crafts and lots of luscious, sauce-drenched, soul-soothing Italian food. Don’t miss the Grucci fireworks display on Saturday night! Hampton Bays train station, Good Ground Round, Hampton Bays. SanGennaroFeastOfTheHamptons.com 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 3, Oct. 4.Fall FestivalWhat was colonial life like? Find out at the Fall Festival at Sagtikos Manor. Watch the 3rd NY Revolutionary Regiment perform maneuvers. Then take a cemetery tour and listen to the history of the family members who reside there. Activities include crafts for children, old-fashioned games and other historic activities. Sagtikos Manor, Montauk Hwy. between Manor Lane and Gardiner Drive, West Bay Shore. sagtikosmanor.com $7/person or $25/family of 4, free under 3. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 4.Plainview-Old Bethpage Craft & Gift FairArts and crafts plus local artisans offering endless possibilities of gifts: birthdays, holidays, and every days? C’mon. You know this is the spot! Old Country Road, Plainview. nassaucountycraftshows.com Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 4.Babylon Fall FestivalHay rides, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, live music, fresh food and face painting. Town Hall Park, 200 East Sunrise Hwy., Lindenhurst. townofbabylon.com Free. 12-3 p.m. Oct. 10.Family Fall and Halloween FestivalFall is the season for family fun, whether it’s heading down to the pumpkin patch with the lil ones, gathering round the campfire with some hot, steaming pumpkin lattes, or just simply enjoying a fresh, piping hot home-baked pumpkin pie together. Syosset-Woodbury Community Park, 7800 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury. oysterbaytown.com Free. 1-4 p.m. Oct. 10.Plant & SingPeople gather to plant garlic and harvest fall crops, transforming the fields and the work itself with festive songs, dances, recitations and meals. When the work is done, it’s time to enjoy the world-class festival of Bluegrass and Traditional American Music on the expansive waterfront lawn. On Saturday night you can BYOB for the crab boil and garlic shuck while you jam out to to the music. Sunday will have music all day long, plus food trucks, kids’ activities, demonstrations and a lot more!. Sylvester Manor, 55 Manhanset Rd., Shelter Island Heights. plantandsing.com $25 for Saturday night, $40 for Sunday, kids under 12 free. 6 p.m. Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-late night Oct. 11.Mill Neck Manor Fall Harvest FestivalAlso known as Apple Fest, attendees here can visit the Cheese House, a country store, raffles, children’s games as well as arts and crafts. There’s seasonable produce and grilled bratwurst, but they had us at “Cheese House.” Lol. Mill Neck Manor, 40 Frost Mill Rd., Mill Neck. millneck.org Free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 10, 11.Fall Arts & Crafts ShowPaintings, pottery, photography, jewelry, wood furniture, shell art, blown glass, stained glass, metal work – every type of art you can think of will be showcased at this annual event. Great opportunity to do all your holiday shopping at one place! Village Green, Main Street, Westhampton. whbcc.org Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 11.Deepwells Fall FestivalPumpkin painting, picking and pony rides as well as hayrides, old-fashioned games arts and crafts. Deepwells, 2 Taylor Lane, St. James. stjameschamber.org 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 10, 11.Montauk Fall FestivalThis festival kicks off with their famous clam chowder contest at 11 a.m. on Saturday. It includes crab races, rides, a farmers’ market, live music and incorporates elements of Octoberfest with Long Island craft brews. Village green, Montauk Highway, Montauk. montaukchamber.com Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 10, 11.Long Beach Fall FestivalThis annual celebration has it all: a pumpkin patch, a haunted house, a bounce house, a petting zoo, a ferris wheel, pony rides, hay rides, arts and crafts and a costume contest. Come down for some serious fun! Kennedy Plaza, Park Avenue between National Boulevard and Centre Street, Long Beach. longbeachny.gov $15 per day, $25 weekend pass. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 10, 11.Huntington Long Island Fall FestivalThe music, food and carnival start Friday, joined Saturday and Sunday by contests, vendors and arts and crafts before one last day of food and rides Monday. Heckscher Park, 164 Main St., Huntington. lifallfestival.com Free. 5-10 p.m. Oct. 9, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 10 & 11, 11 a.m.- 5p.m. Oct. 12.Riverhead Country FairVegetable decorating contest, carnival rides, folk music, tractor pulls, plus hundreds of arts and crafts vendors. Main Street, Riverhead. riverheadcountryfair.com Free, not including fees for some rides and activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 11.Harvest FestivalGood music, hayrides, pumpkin picking, cider making and more! Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Rd., East Setauket. bennersfarm.com $8 adults, $6 kids. 12 p.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 11.Fall Family Fishing FestivalEvent includes a casting contest, fly-fishing instruction, pumpkin decorating, an exotic animal show, magic show, face painting, pony rides, free bait and fish-cleaning services. Displays by Trout Unlimited, DEC Environmental Education, State Parks as well as other fishing and environmental organizations. Prior to the festival, the New York State parks department will stock South and McDonald Ponds with hundreds of brook and rainbow trout. Hempstead Lake State Park, Lakeside Dr., West Hempstead. nysparks.com/parks/31 Free. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Oct. 17.   Oyster FestivalBilled as the largest annual outdoor festival and the biggest waterfront fest on the East Coast with about 200,000 attendees on average, the 31st oyster fest is back. The lineup includes tall ships, pirate shows and carnival rides. Aside from oysters prepared every way imaginable, it also features the famous oyster-shucking contest. How many shucks can a woodchuck shuck if a woodchuck could shuck wood? Sorry. Tried, anyway. Theodore Roosevelt Park, West End Avenue, Oyster Bay. theoysterfestival.org Free, fees for rides. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 17, 18.Seaford Fall FestivalHave you ever stumbled across something so amazing you’ve just got to get out there and tell all your friends, all your relatives, people you don’t even know? This annual smorgasbord of arts and crafts offers visitors a diverse collection of everything from vinyl records to antique toys, lamps and so much more! Check it out! Then tell everyone you know, too. Seaford train station, Sunrise Highway, Seaford. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 17, 18.Huntington Apple FestivalScarecrow making, hayrides, music, old-timey games as well as arts and crafts—plus lots and lots of apples. Tough to beat, for sure. Dr. Daniel W. Kissam House Museum, 434 Park Ave., Huntington. huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org Free. 12-4 p.m. Oct. 18.Pumpkin FestThis ninth annual event features pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins and… Wait for it. Wait for it. More pumpkins! And we love pumpkins! Islandia Village Hall, 100 Old Nichols Rd., Islandia. newvillageofislandia.com Free. 12-3 p.m. Oct. 24.Family Fall and Halloween FestivalCelebrate the arrival of the fall season with fun activities for children and adults alike, including Halloween a hayride, crafts, bouncies (!!), photo opportunities, games, hot, piping apple cider and popcorn! Additionally, there’ll be a ‘U-Pick’ pumpkin patch for children so they can survey and pick their very own pumpkin, as well as decorate them! Children are encouraged to come in costumes, of course! Marjorie Post Community Park, Merrick Road, Massapequa. oysterbaytown.com Free. 1-4 p.m. Oct. 24.Great Jack-o’-Lantern SpectacularIn addition to contestants setting sail to their Jack-o’-Lantern, there will be a kid-friendly spooky house, balloon twisting, arts and crafts, trick or treating, “funny fotos,” games and more.  Participation limited to the first 50 carved pumpkins. Jack-o’-Lanterns will set sail at 6 p.m. Participating pumpkins must be between the size of a soccer ball and a basketball and must be dropped off between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on the day of the event. Belmont Lake State Park, Southern State Pwk exit 38, North Babylon. nysparks.com/parks/88 $8 parking, free with Empire Pass. 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 24.Rockville Centre Fall FestivalFall is worth celebrating! It’s been that way since ancient times. Great people, great food, amazing arts and crafts and so much more will help usher in this joyous time of the year at this annual festival. Rockville Centre train station, Long Beach Road. rvcny.us Free. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 24, 25.Rock Hall Country FairCountry music, line dancing, blacksmithing, basket weaving, colonial historians, a harvest market, scarecrow making, pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, animal farm, antique cars…. Are you sold yet on attending this awesome event? Rock Hall Museum, 199 Broadway, Lawrence. toh.li Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 24, 25.OktoberfestEnjoy Long Island craft beers, live music, pumpkin picking, farm tours, arts and crafts and more at the East End’s only Oktoberfest! Garden of Eve Organic Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead. gardenofevefarm.com $15 adults. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 24, 25.Harvest FestAside from the usual fall fest fare such a pumpkin painting, arts and crafts and live music, this unique festival also includes a chowder crawl, costumed dog parade (2 p.m.) and a haunted building walking tour. Chowder, dogs and haunted houses!? This is the place to be! Main Street, Port Jefferson. portjeffchamber.com Free. 12-5 p.m. Oct. 25.Garden City South Street FairThis 15th annual event will be the best yet! Handmade crafts, unique merchandise, inflatable rides, great food, entertainment. Nassau Blvd., Garden City. lifeonlongisland.com Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 25.Halloween Boat BurningIn this local annual tradition, a boat that has been deemed too-unsafe-to-sail is set ablaze in sacrifice while thousands watch from the shore. Fear not! Festivities include raffles, snacks, hot apple cider and live music. Long Island Maritime Museum, 88 West Ave., West Sayville. limaritime.org Free 5-9 p.m. Oct. 30.Long Island Antique Book, Paper and Art FairBooks are the heart and soul of the human cultural experience. They record, they enlighten and they inspire. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind collision of the written word and arts and crafts that will make your heart bend and soul absolutely just break out into song and sing, sing, sing! Hofstra University, Hempstead Tpke., Hempstead. pekaleshows.com Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 31, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 1. — Compiled by Desiree D’ioriolast_img read more

The charity route into credit unions is still open

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Peter RudegeairSome credit unions that used an aggressive tactic to try to expand their membership rolls were dealt a blow last week: The National Credit Union Administration said the federally chartered credit unions it oversees can’t set up charities and other associations for the sole reason of qualifying virtually anyone to join the credit unions.Why couldn’t the credit unions simply do business with whomever they wanted in the first place? It’s because by law these nonprofit financial institutions serve only members, who are linked by one or more “common bonds.” As nonprofits, credit unions enjoy tax advantages that can enable them to pay higher rates on deposits and charge lower rates on loans than many banks.The NCUA action doesn’t mean, however, that credit unions can’t list membership in a charity or organization—including ones that are open to anyone—as one of the qualifications for membership. A number of very large credit unions do exactly that:Pentagon Federal Credit Union: Applicants who aren’t members of the U.S. military and don’t qualify on other grounds can join PenFed by joining and paying around $15 in nonrefundable membership dues to either Voices for America’s Troops, a nonprofit subsidiary of the Military Officers Association of America, or the National Military Family Association. continue reading »last_img read more

David Johnson

first_imgFor some reason I started thinking about David Johnson the other day.  David was an athlete of mine when I taught at Whitewater High School in the mid 60’s.  David came to Whitewater from another school system when he was a freshman.  He didn’t know anybody so he joined the cross country team to feel that he was a part of his new school.  Before it was over, David became an excellent runner and this let him go to college on a partial athletic scholarship.  Besides the love for running, David also liked the outdoors.  His college education allowed him to be a park ranger.David moved to Alaska to pursue his love for the outdoors.  Before his untimely death of a heart attack, David started a marathon in his adopted state of Alaska.  If you have a son/daughter who moves to a new school system as David did, make sure they find some activity that allows them to become involved and make new friends.  David became one of the most popular students at Whitewater because he took a chance and came out for cross country.last_img read more

Jamaican political parties confident by-elections

first_imgWith the impending Jamaican elections looming, political parties remain confidentBoth the ruling Jamaica Labor Party (JLP) and the main People’s National Party (PNP) say they are confident of victory in three by-elections to be held in Jamaica on October 30.Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Sunday night announced the date for the by-elections in St Mary South Eastern, St Andrew South Western, and St Andrew Southern. All three seats were held by the PNP following the last general election in February last year.Nomination DayNomination Day for the by-elections is Monday, October 9.Two seats became vacant after former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, and her former cabinet colleague Dr. Omar Davies retired from active politics giving up their South Western St Andrew and Southern St Andrew seats respectively. The South Eastern St Mary seat became vacant when member of  parliament Dr. Winston Green, died suddenly on August 14.Holness told party supporters at a meeting in the eastern parish of St Mary that the JLP “will have an election that is conducted in the spirit and letter of the law.Not election to be bought“The party that I lead will conduct itself, and hold itself to the highest standards of probity and accountability,” Holness said, adding “we are going to show them that this is a by-election, not an election to be bought.“We don’t need to buy this election in order to win. It is clear to the people of Jamaica that we have been a better government than the previous government. We are the party that understands the pulse of the Jamaican people, and the pulse of the Jamaican people says that they want to see better for themselves, and better for their children,” he added.PNP in state of readinessBut the PNP in a statement said it welcomed the date for the by-elections and that the party has been in a state of readiness for some time and had been pressing the government to announce the date for the election to give the people access to representation.PNP general secretary Julian Robinson said that the successful conclusion of the party’s 79th annual conference two weeks ago confirms the high level of enthusiasm which now exists at the base.Read more here on Jamaican by-elections: https://www.caribbeannationalweekly.com/news/caribbean-news/opposition-party-jamaica-wants-fixed-dates-elections/last_img read more

MLB trade news: Yankees acquire Edwin Encarnacion from Mariners for Juan Then, cash

first_imgThis is the second big deal the Yankees have pulled off with the Mariners in 2019 as Seattle traded starting pitcher James Paxton to New York this offseason. The Yankees have acquired Edwin Encarnacion from the Mariners, the team announced Saturday.New York picked up the big bat from Seattle for right-handed pitcher Juan Then and cash considerations. And according to USA Today, the Mariners will eat $30 million of Encarnacion’s contract in the deal. He is under contract with Seattle through 2020 after signing a three-year, $60 million deal.Encarnacion leads the American League with 21 home runs. Related News MLB trade rumors: Tigers listening to offers for Nicholas Castellanos, Matthew Boyd MLB trade rumors: White Sox may want to add controllable starter MLB trade rumors: Yankees send Brad Miller to Phillies for cash considerations The Mariners have reportedly made just about their entire roster available and are trying to trade the entire team, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.They have now dealt two big bats in Encarnacion and Jay Bruce who they sent to the Phillies recently.last_img read more

Avonte Maddox injury update: Eagles cornerback week-to-week with neck sprain

first_img Mitchell Trubisky injury update: Bears QB has dislocated left shoulder, report says Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox will likely miss a few games with a neck sprain suffered Thursday during his team’s 34-27 victory against the Packers, according to NFL Media.Maddox was injured in a collision with teammate Andrew Sendejo in the fourth quarter of Thursday’s contest. He lay motionless on the turf for several minutes and was eventually taken off the field on a stretcher.  The Eagles later said Maddox had been diagnosed with a concussion and a neck injury but was out of the hospital in time to fly home with the team following the game. Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson said Maddox was in “great spirits” following his release from the hospital.   Related News Tom Brady on Josh Allen hit: Running the ball makes you ‘susceptible to big hits’ Appeal hearing reportedly set after Vontaze Burfict gets season-long suspension The 23-year-old is in the midst of a breakout year, with 16 tackles and defended three passes through four games this season after totaling 35 tackles and defending four passes in 13 appearances with the Eagles in 2018.Philadelphia (2-2) will host the winless Jets on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field in Week 5.last_img read more