June 12

Athletes to be Feted during Heroes Weekend

first_imgAthletes to be Feted during Heroes Weekend CultureOctober 4, 2012 RelatedAthletes to be Feted during Heroes Weekend FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A grand cultural concert will highlight a short list of activities being staged by the government in partnership with the private sector, in honour of the country’s athletes. The celebratory events, slated to take place during the upcoming Heroes weekend, are to recognise the achievements of the 50 Olympians and 3 Paralympians, who made the country proud at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, respectively. At a press briefing at Jamaica House held on October 3, 2012, Minister with responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita-Headley, informed that four activities are being planned, and special monetary gifts presented to the athletes at a cost of some $57 million. The private sector is contributing some $20 million with the remaining amount being provided by the Sports Development Foundation, the CHASE Fund and the Office of the Prime Minister. The concert, which is the main event, will be held at the National Arena on Heroes Day, October 15, starting at 7 p.m. and is free of cost to the public. It will be held under the theme ‘Jamaica’s Musical History Honouring Our Olympic Journey’. “(This) main event will be a cultural celebration that will represent the best of Jamaican culture and will go through each era with the music of that time depicting our accomplishments,” Mrs. Neita-Headley informed. “We will start with mento and ska, right through the ages with rock steady and reggae and come all the way down to dancehall,” she said. The Minister also informed that due to the limited capacity of the National Arena, which can only accommodate 6,000 persons, the event will be streamed live via large screen televisions placed at strategic locations across the island. “Most persons will be encouraged to view the event in their communities and at public venues at which large screens will be placed,” she stated. Details regarding the availability of tickets will be announced at a later date. The other activities are: a church service on Sunday, October 14, at 10 a.m. at the East Queen Street Baptist Church in Kingston, and later in the day, the Prime Minister will host a cocktail reception for the athletes on the lawns of Jamaica House. On Heroes’ Day, there will be the unveiling of a new headstone for late Olympian, Dr. Herb McKinley at Heroes’ Park at 4:00 pm. Meanwhile, Chairman of Supreme Ventures and Planning Committee Member, Dr. David McBean, informed that the 53 athletes and 23 officials will be presented with special monetary gifts as “a token of appreciation” during the grand concert.   Athletes who received gold medals will receive $1 million; silver medal, $750,000; bronze, $500,000; all athletes, who made an Olympic final will receive $350,000; while other participants will receive $250,000. Each Olympic official will also be presented with a cheque for $100,000. Additionally, the relay teams will receive: $3 million for gold; $2.4 million, silver; and $1.8 million for bronze. Special awards for World Records and Olympic records will be announced and presented at a later date. Mrs. Neita-Headley also informed that the government will cover the costs of airfare, accommodations, and meals for the 21 athletes and three Olympic officials residing overseas. Athletes and officials from rural Jamaica will also be provided with accommodation in Kingston to facilitate their participation in the events. The Jamaica Hotel Tourist Association (JHTA) will assist in this regard. The activities are being organised by the Ministries of Tourism and Entertainment, and Youth and Culture; Jamaica Tourist Board, and the Sports Development Foundation. Private sector sponsors include: Digicel, Lime, Supreme Ventures, Jamaica National Building Society, GraceKennedy Limited, Wysnco and Stewart’s Motors BMW. RelatedAthletes to be Feted during Heroes Weekendcenter_img RelatedAthletes to be Feted during Heroes Weekend Advertisementslast_img read more

September 18

Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ National playoffs start on July 27

first_img… Seating accommodation being made for fansIT’S a fact that the street football phenomenon, known as the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ competition, is the most anticipated event in the shorter version of the sport, and the 9th Edition is shaping up to provide a wonderful experience for the fans.The Guinness brand under Manager Lee Baptiste has every intention to make this year’s national playoffs as inclusive as possible and all the stops are being pulled out to ensure that the tournament’s legacy is enhanced and made secure.Organiser Banks DIH has attempted every year since the tournament’s inauguration to improve some aspect of the experience for the fans and players and this year’s national playoffs will be bigger and better.Last year saw the introduction of colourful uniforms and balls in keeping with the new trend seen internationally and, apart from a duplication of that effort, the organisers are planning to make seating accommodation available for fans so that more persons could share the wonderful experience of witnessing the games.Teams have begun to intensify preparations and as usual the quality on display over the three nights is nothing short of fantastic.With the Bartica Zone just concluded and its representatives decided, players now have the opportunity to showcase the talent of that community against the more established communities of Georgetown, East Coast, Linden and West Demerara and the early whispers are that the newcomers will adequately acquit themselves, judging from the performance of zone winner Disconnection Crew who have a few Brazilians in their lineup.They will definitely want to prove something against the opposition and vindicate their presence in the tournament.Linden’s Dave & Celena All Stars who became the first team outside of Georgetown to win the national Guinness will no doubt be aiming to prove that last year’s performance was no fluke, while the Georgetown entries will be looking to reclaim lost glory.Then there are the dark horses from the other communities who are yet to stamp their authority in the big tournament; but just as the reigning champions showed, the gap is closing among all the teams.This year could prove to be a blockbuster extravaganza and one that fans will truly enjoy.At this point it is anyone’s guess what will be the outcome of this tournament with all the teams raring and ready to rumble.The tournament opens on July 27, at Pouderoyen tarmac, West Demerara and then moves to Haslington tarmac, East Coast Demerara on July 1, before the final showdown set for July 4, at the Guyana National Stadium.The teams that have qualified are listed below:Georgetown: Gold is Money (champions), Sparta Boss, Leopold Street and Bent Street.East Coast: Uprising (champions), Paradise, Melanie-B and Buxton Diamond.West Demerara: Showstoppers (champions), ESPN and West Side BallersLinden: Silver Bullets (champions), Dave and Celina’s All-Stars (National champions) and Swag Entertainment.Berbice: Trafalgar (champions)Bartica: Disconnection Crew (champions)last_img read more

September 18

It’s Official. Ice PIlots changing colors & logos

first_img Posted June 27, 2006 SportsLogos.Net 2 802 802 Members 0 Location:Effington Location:Cincinnati Favourite Logos:Philadelphia EaglesSeattle MarinersCubs “Cuba” scriptFremantle Dockers Dilbert paynomind BostonBlazer 6,320 posts Geoff 567 deked73 573 Geoff 27 Forums Home Sodboy13 573 8,640 posts 802 Fire Allez 1 0 Favourite Logos:Baltimore Ravens( 1999-Present)Washington Capitals Secondary (2007-Present)Baltimore Orioles (1966-88, 2012-)Richmond Flying Squirrels Virginia Commonwealth University Rams (2014-Present) Link to post Members Share this post Share this post Share this post Link to post 0 0 0 Share on other sites Favourite Logos:Chicago Wolves, Chicago Blackhawks, Seattle Thunderbirds, Gwinnett Gladiators, Chicago Cubs, St. John’s Ice Caps, Northwestern Wildcats, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, Location:Waltham, MA Didn’t they just change their uniforms and logo a year ago. The stuff they had wasn’t that bad. I wonder why they decided to change it? Share this post Location:Detroit City Ez Street Members 1 4 Members Share this post Posted June 27, 2006 Members 0 581 posts Posted June 14, 2006 0 The ECHL doesn’t play for the Kelly Cub anymore? That’s what the Sea Wolves won in ’99 or ’00 Posted June 27, 2006 Share this post Share on other sites Formerly ColorWerx and PANTONE Location:Richmond, VA 0 573 Personally Id rather have this as their primary than the new one 802 573 Posted June 27, 2006 Location:Pensacola, FL No, they still play for the Kelley. Page 1 of 2   Posted June 14, 2006 Share this post Share on other sites Members Share on other sites 0 27 0 It’s Official. Ice PIlots changing colors & logos 2 225 posts Sports Logo News Page 1 of 2   0 Link to post TruColor Share on other sites Phoenix is a bangwagon town SportsLogos.Net Dilbert Tazz013 Share on other sites 0 4,163 posts Share on other sites # ICE PILOTS SEASON TICKET HOLDER BEACH BASHMonday June 26th5:30pm – 7:30pmCapt’n Fun Beach Club (on the Boardwalk, Pensacola Beach) * BBQ Dinner by Billy Bob’s Beach BBQ * Two (2) complimentary drink tickets * Special appearance by 2 new Ice Pilots players * Door Prizes * Ice Pilots Announcements * Unveiling of new logo & colors Next Posted June 14, 2006 Posted June 14, 2006 Geoff 913 posts Location:Burnsville, MN Share on other sites 802 All Activity 5,159 Formerly ColorWerx and PANTONE brooksdiamond Location:I’ve been all over the USA Share on other sites Link to post deked73 Posted June 27, 2006 Someone must have gotten too much sun down there in Pensacola. To me this makes the Canton Ice Patrol look somewhat better. Share this post Location:I’ve been all over the USA 27 5,159 0 2 Share on other sites Members Link to post paynomind Haven’t been able to find a story, but this is on the ECHL.com site now:Meh. Is that Copperplate?And what’s with the random shadows?I don’t like it, if that’s the new logo. Members The Brabham Cup is for the best record in the league.  Just like the President’s trophy in the NHL, right? Yup, and it seems to have the same skill at felling the winners in the playoffs. The Alaska Aces (2006) and South Carolina Stingrays (1997) are the only teams to win both the Brabham and Kelly/Riley Cups in the same season.And ditto the sentiments about the old IcePilots logo. I loved it with the Rafales jersey. Now, to find a Brent Gretzky jersey… Members 8,640 posts Favourite Logos:Barcelona DragonsHartford WhalersUS Soccer RattlesnakeJoliet Slammers “J-Bird”NBA All-Star New Orleans Crawfish Sodboy13 0 Here’s the story:Ice Pilots Unveil New Logo and ColorsPensacola, FL – The Pensacola Ice Pilots announced today that they have changed their logo and colors for the 2006-2007 Season to reflect the military background of the community. The Ice Pilots polled their fans at home games last season, giving them several different options to look at for the new logo. “We felt it was important for the fans to have a voice in the process,” said Ice Pilots President Greg Schuh. “They voted for this new look, and we are happy to be able to give the fans what they want.”The team will sport the new look beginning next season. “The new look reflects our team’s commitment of providing passion, intensity and heart every time we step onto the ice,” said Mario Forgione, owner of the Ice Pilots. “In keeping with our philosophy of looking to the future, while being respectful of the past, the jerseys will sport the original Ice Pilots logo on the shoulder.”The new look coincides with the beginning of the Ice Pilots second decade in Pensacola. “We are proud to usher in a new era of Ice Pilots hockey,” states Schuh. “We plan to keep this look and colors for a very long time.”The old/original logo is now a secondary? brooksdiamond TruColor Link to post Location:Hartland, WI Members Members 1,182 illinirox1 rvrdgsfn Link to post Location:Cincinnati By Geoff, June 14, 2006 in Sports Logo News Posted June 27, 2006 Recommended Posts therebelas Posted June 15, 2006 567 567 14,762 posts 4 Dilbert Haven’t been able to find a story, but this is on the ECHL.com site now:Meh. 50 posts 1,182 526 posts Location:Racine, WI…where I am very proud of my 0-year NFL career illinirox1 1 Followers 0 Link to post Go To Topic Listing Location:Pensacola, FL 1 5,469 posts therebelas 0 Share on other sites 0 567 Forums Home Location:Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana Members 4,163 posts 94 Posted June 27, 2006 Link to post Posted June 27, 2006 is very bendy…and I need a hug 2 Link to post 573 You’re Khilling me, Smalls. Fred T. Jane 1,182 802 0 Members 0 1 Share on other sites deked73 THE RESAON THEY ARE CHANGING FROM THE NEW STUFF: The team’s name is the Ice Pilots, in homage to the navy and more importantly the Blue Angels. Red and black doesn’t say Blue Angels.Payno, they didn’t look slower on the ice. The team just sucked. 3rd worst in the league the year after winning the Brabham Cup. 7,583 posts Dilbert 574 posts Location:Burnsville, MN Trying to look like Toldeo….I mean this is probably the second worst logo in the league now. 0 0 Members Link to post 2 Share this post Share on other sites The new stuff this past year was, in my estimation, terrible. The old colors and logo has real minor-league hockey personality and I was sad to see it go. The new stuff even looked slower on the ice.Very interested to see the change! Followers 0 Location:Topeka, Kansas Posted June 17, 2006 Favourite Logos:Chicago Wolves, Chicago Blackhawks, Seattle Thunderbirds, Gwinnett Gladiators, Chicago Cubs, St. John’s Ice Caps, Northwestern Wildcats, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, Link to post 0 Next Link to post 802 Link to post All Activity BostonBlazer 5,159 94 802 Discrim Share this post 0 19,561 posts 567 27 It’s Official. Ice PIlots changing colors & logos Is this the Pensacola University Ice Pilots? That thing passes as a collegiate seal and nothing else. That’s not a logo. Location:Cincinnati Share on other sites 1 Prev Haven’t been able to find a story, but this is on the ECHL.com site now:Meh. That’s horrible; somebody needs to be fired. That is pathetic, I mean come on. Show some potential. Ah the Brabham Cup. I remember when the Renegades were the champs back in 95-96. Held the record for most points for a while. Anyway, what they should’ve done was just change colors. They’re affliliated with Toronto, just change the red to blue. That simple. 27 0 nice secondary logo. where’s the primary logo?wait…you mean that’s it? Prev I like Ferry Corsten and using 3DS Max Share this post You’re Khilling me, Smalls. Link to post Posted June 15, 2006 Link to post Posted June 27, 2006 27 rvrdgsfn Share this post Discrim 11,770 posts Share on other sites TruColor 0 I liked the new logo they unveiled a year ago. They could’ve just changed the colors. The oldlogo they had before that one was the same stupid formula, character holding a stick with awordmark in front of it partially obscuring the character. The one with the planes gave it somepop. 1 Link to post Share this post 567 Posted June 15, 2006 0 Posted June 27, 2006 Members 4 Share on other sites Dilbert Geoff Dilbert Link to post Share on other sites 802 4,163 posts 1 Was I supposed to stay uncool, please remind me Link to post Sports Logos 0 0 Share this post 0 0 Share on other sites Posted June 27, 2006 Share this post 94 Sporting a KC. 14,762 posts Link to post Members 0 Fred T. Jane TruColor Members Members Share this post 0 deked73 Sports Logos Members Members The Brabham Cup is for the best record in the league. Just like the President’s trophy in the NHL, right? 581 posts Posted June 15, 2006 If they’re going to approve (or already have approved) this as the new logo, I can imagine what the meeting looked like at which this idea’s devised: Haven’t been able to find a story, but this is on the ECHL.com site now:Meh. That’s horrible; somebody needs to be fired. Sign in to follow this   Share this post Share on other sites Share this post 573 Bow before my superior smartitude! 4,065 posts Share this post This topic is now closed to further replies. Ez Street 0 Favourite Logos:Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals Sign in to follow this   Share this post Share on other sites Tazz013 Sports Logo News It’s Official. Ice PIlots changing colors & logoslast_img read more