New track boost for Calabar High

first_img “Some of that money will go back into the programme; some of it will go elsewhere. It’s a complex we are developing, so in the middle, there is a football field and we are looking at basketball because we want to ensure that we are putting up a sporting complex that will benefit the young men,” the principal said. Lights are also to be installed at the facility. At the launch attended by Sports Minister Natalie Neita Headley, Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association General Secretary Garth Gayle and Calabar alumnus attorney Michael Eaton, it was announced that the track will be handed over during a dedication ceremony set for Friday, January 22. The inaugural meet will serve as an incentive for 400- and 800-metre runners striving to replicate the impact made by Messrs Arthur Wint and Herb McKenley, former Calabar High School athletes described by Minister Neita-Headley as “two great stalwarts of modern Jamaica on whose shoulders we now stand”. At the 1948 Olympic Games in London, Wint won Jamaica’s first ever Olympic gold medal in the 400m; McKenley the silver. In Helsinki, Finland in 1952 both men were members of Jamaica’s mile relay team, along with George Rhoden and Les Laing, which broke the world record in winning gold. As such, the overall fastest times in the boys and girls 400 metres will be given the Arthur Wint Trophies donated by the Wint family while the top performers in the men’s and women’s Olympic Development 400m and 800m will be awarded cash prizes donated by members of the McKenley family and the Calabar Old Boys’ Association New York Chapter. ENTIRE SPORTS COMPLEX Besides hosting the inaugural staging of the McKenley/Wint Track and Field Classic on Saturday, January 23, the newly laid track at Calabar High School is already reaping huge benefits for the Red Hills Road-based institution. Principal of Calabar, Albert Corcho, revealed yesterday that the school stands to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in transportation costs alone. “We are benefiting already because we usually go to the stadium to train. Once the track is officially handed over we cut out all of that,” he said, following the launch of the track meet at the headquarters of the Jamaica Baptist Union on Washington Boulevard yesterday. “We had to rent buses every day to take the young men to the stadium and back,” he added. He estimated that it costs the school about $15,000 a day for transportation, money that can now be diverted to other areas of the school’s sports development.last_img read more

WATCH: Exceptional family friendly home on the market in Drumkeen

first_imgA beautiful family home located in a quiet, scenic area less than 10 minutes from Letterkenny Town is on the market for €285,000.The property is finished to the highest standard with quality fixtures and fittings at every turn. Benefiting from a large detached garage and landscaped garden with external lighting and patio area.Occupying circa 0.6-acre elevated site lovingly finished with compacted Cranford Stone driveway and shelterbelt of treessurrounding the entire perimeter.It will undoubtedly make a beautiful family home and a must-see.You can view the full listing with photos by Joseph Reynolds here!WATCH: Exceptional family friendly home on the market in Drumkeen was last modified: September 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Looking for Some Good Weekend Reading? Try Longform.org

first_imgfrederic lardinois Most of the writing you find on the Web – including here on ReadWriteWeb – is relatively short. Long-form journalism often doesn’t fit into the 24-hour news cycle and most online readers don’t really have the time to sit down and dedicate half an hour to just one story on the Web in the middle of the week. Longform.org aims to highlight the best long-form journalism on the web and make it more convenient to read these stories. Thanks to its integration with Instapaper, Longform.org makes it easy to bookmark these long stories and read them on your mobile phone or iPad once you can dedicate enough time to them. Related Posts Longform.org is the brainchild of Max Linsky – a former Creative Loafing reporter and Slate contributor – and Aaron Lammer. The stories on the site cover a wide range of topics, ranging from Neal Pollack’s recent Wired story about the check-in wars, to this New Yorker story about elevators from 2008 and this in-depth look at a penal colony off the coast of Panama. The selection of stories on the site is obviously subjective, but if you come across a great story that hasn’t appeared on the site yet, you can also submit your own suggestions.Bonus:You can also find some great long-form pieces through @longreads on Twitter.You can find a more in-depth look behind the scenes of Longform.org in the Slate piece here, but if you are looking for some stimulating reading material just head over to the site and give it a try. You can read the stories without an Instapaper account, but the site’s tight integration with this service allows you to easily bookmark stories and read them on the Instapaper mobile apps later. Tags:#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Matt Abrahams on Strategic Communication in Presentations and Sales – Episode 56

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Tweets you can use to share this episodeStrategic #communication has a goal it is driving toward ~ Matt AbrahamsClick To TweetHow to answer your prospect’s unanswered questions, on this episode of In The ArenaClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:08 — 33.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSStrategic communication has long been an area of interest for Matt Abrahams, so much so that after leaving high school he decided to pursue degrees in communication. Fast forward to today and Matt can be found as a professor of communications at Stanford University and the author of a great new book, “Speaking Up Without Freaking Out.” On this episode of In The Arena Anthony Iannarino chats with Matt about the intricate dynamics that go into strategic communication and how sales professionals can learn some valuable skills to help their presentations have greater impact, resulting in more sales.A high school interest in #communication led to a professional career, on this episodeClick To TweetWhat does Matt mean when he talks about “strategic communication?”Communication is intended to make changes in situations and in relationships. But it’s not always organized or arranged in a way that enables those changes to happen. Matt Abrahams has found it helpful to speak of communication in terms of “strategic” communication: communication that is aimed at a very specific goal for the interaction. The goal for the conversation or interaction enables the preparation and the communication itself to be narrowly focused toward those ends and more effective in the long run. You will learn more about how to make your communication much more strategic in this great conversation.The role ambiguity plays in strategic communication.It may seem that anytime ambiguity is a part of the equation, good communication is not happening. But that’s not always the case. On this episode Matt Abrahams points out that in the event of a product or service offering that is not entirely developed, the promotional campaign will many times include intentional ambiguity in order to tease out the intrigue surrounding the product launch. It’s one way that ambiguity can play a major role in communication that is not only strategic, but effective as well. Learn how you can use the concept of ambiguity in your product or sales presentations, on this episode.How to speak in a more relevant way that compels your audience to action, on this episodeClick To TweetStart your presentation with this powerful question.Matt Abrahams has learned that the key component of any presentation is the underlying belief that the presentation is intended to serve those who are listening. In order to keep that vital fact in mind he recommends that everyone who is building or planning a presentation begin with the question in mind, “How will this presentation serve/help the people who hear it?” That one question enables the preparation to be done with razor sharp focus so that the real purpose of why it’s being created isn’t lost in the minutia of the planning. You’ll hear more valuable but simple insights like this during this great conversation.The “What, So What, Now What” structure for strategic communication.When organizing your next speech or sales presentation you might do well to follow Matt Abrahams’ favorite presentation structure – What, So What, Now What. It’s a way to ensure that you’re being clear about what you’re talking about, why it matters to your prospect or audience, and the specific action steps that you want to compel or motivate by the end of the presentation. This is just one of the many structures Matt outlines that can add greater degrees of effectiveness to your communication and persuasion to your close.Why speakers need to start preparation with a question and outline their talk using questionsClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Anthony’s means of connecting with Matt. The backstory on Matt’s expertise in strategic communication. The use of ambiguity in communication: for good and bad. The outcomes that make communication strategic. Why speakers should start with a question and outline using questions. The What, So What, Now What structure for speakers and presenters. How to be more relevant and compel your audience to action. The power of stories in keeping people engaged and motivating action. The variety of structures that can be used to present effectively. Why every presentation is asking people to change. Matt’s advice for those who give speeches: memorize or not? Matt’s most current reading project. The most important book Matt has ever read. The people who have most influenced Matt’s thinking. The most important lesson Matt has learned in life. What Matt would be doing if he weren’t writing and teaching. What Matt hopes to be remembered for.Our Sponsors:www.TheGoGiver.com or Email Kathy@TheGoGiver.comResources & Links mentioned in this episodeMatt’s website: www.BoldEcho.comwww.GSB.Standford.eduMatt on TwitterToastmastersMatt’s article from the Stanford Website14652904780316256579 1400064287 1400081882The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarinolast_img read more