North America

  • No. 25 Miami holds off NC State 86-81 for ACC road win

    MiamiHerald / Miami coach Jim Larranaga and his staff spent recent practices pushing his players to whip the ball around the perimeter, keep things moving and set up each other for good looks. The results looked pretty good. Bruce Brown Jr. scored 19 points and No. 25 Miami shot 58 percent to hold off North…

  • Miami Heat's Justise Winslow visits Houston hurricane victims

    MiamiHerald / Justise Winslow loves any chance to go home. But Winslow said home – in this case the city of Houston – still needs help. Winslow is one of several pro athletes from the area who are working hard to help Houston get back on its feet as it continues to recover five months…

  • 'Jumanji' tops box office for third straight weekend

    MiamiHerald / “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” outdid another weekend’s worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures. “Jumanji,” starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, sold $20 million in tickets, according to studio estimates…

  • Senate moderates to pitch leaders on plan to end shutdown

    MiamiHerald / Restive Senate moderates in both parties expressed hopes of finding a way out of the government shutdown mess Sunday as their leadership engaged in unrelenting finger-pointing over who was to blame for the stalemate. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill said they were pursuing a deal to reopen the government before the start of the…

  • Jamaica Standard Products adds quick serve product lines to bolster sales

    Jamaica Gleaner / Coffee processor Jamaica Standard Products Company Limited will begin retailing single serve coffee capsules under the Island Blue and High Mountain brands this year, according to General Manager John O. Minott, who is looking to reinvigorate volume sales. The company is investing US$100,000 in equipment and packaging for the single serve capsules,…

  • 'Yardie' named a headliner at Sundance Film Festival 2018

    Jamaica Gleaner / Two of the four Jamaican actors cast in Idris Elba’s directorial debut, will head to the Sundance Film Festival, set for January 18-28 in Park City, Utah, for the world premiere of the feature film, ‘Yardie.’ Based on the novel written by Jamaican Victor Headley and filmed on location between Jamaica and…

  • Lennie Little-White | Why crime flourishes on our plantation

    Jamaica Gleaner / After 55 years, independent Jamaica is still a plantation state in a permanent struggle to shed its colonial cocoon. No Jamaican is born with badness in his DNA, but the social environment in which we are raised is the crucible that creates either decent social beings or heartless criminals that see no…

  • JPS invests in potential leaders with iLead programme

    Jamaica Gleaner / In an effort to take the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) to new levels of operational excellence, the company has embarked on a strategic innovative leadership development programme – iLead. iLead, acronym for Leadership, Excellence and Development, operationalises the JPS’s baseline for succession planning within the organisation. iLead is also designed to promote…

  • Trevor E. S. Smith | Conflict’s Hidden Sting

    Jamaica Gleaner / Have you had days when you feel like you got up on the wrong side of the bed? Do you take the time to investigate the root causes of those offbeat days?   CONFLICT   There is a tendency for us to view conflict as being a friction between individuals or among…

  • Yaneek Page | Earning from social media ‘likes’ and ‘follows’

    Jamaica Gleaner / These days the average young adult spends more time engaged with social media than any other social or economic activity, including work, sleep, and interaction with family. It is estimated that individuals aged 18 to 36 years spend as much as 18 hours per day on social media, several hours of which…

  • Tony Becca | The two sides of cricket

    Jamaica Gleaner / Cricket, it is said, mostly by those who love it, is the sport of life, the sport that teaches some important values and principles of life. Cricket is also the sport that encourages one to play according to the rules of the game, which frowns on anyone who does not, and which,…

  • Munroe backs state of emergency but urges … 'Remember the lessons of 2010'

    Jamaica Gleaner / Executive director of National Integrity Action (NIA) Professor Trevor Munroe is urging the security forces to learn from the lessons of 2010 as they carry out the state of emergency in St James. Munroe yesterday declared NIA’s support for the decision to impose the state of public emergency but added a caveat….

  • ‘Role switch’ ignites firestorm

    Jamaica Gleaner / Sunday Gleaner readers responded overwhelmingly to the story last week of Charles Hyatt Jr, who left his high-profile job so that he could stay home and take care of his two sons. Here are some of the reactions posted on Instagram and Facebook from the story that sparked passions. www.facebook.com/gleanerjamaica (Facebook: Jamaica…

  • 'We need your help' – Security forces appeal to residents for info

    Jamaica Gleaner / While claiming a successful first two days of operations since St James was placed under a state of emergency, the security forces are appealing for greater support in order to restore normalcy to the parish. “After the first 48 hours of the announcement of the state of emergency, we have seen encouraging…

  • Identity theft on the rise in Jamaica

    Jamaica Gleaner / “Persons’ lives will stop for a little while because they are unable to utilise their document until (PICA) can satisfactorily determine who the rightful owner is.” Several Jamaicans are having their lives placed on hold as their identities have been stolen by individuals, who use their birth certificates, passports, medical records, and…

Europe

Asia

  • Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio

    Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio   El gobierno del Presidente Donald Trump pidió anoche a la Corte Suprema de EE.UU. que restablezca la prohibición temporal de viaje al país desde seis naciones de mayoría musulmana, luego de que fuera bloqueada por tribunales inferiores que la consideraron discriminatoria. Para decidir si se…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

Latin America

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