Tampa’s famed strip clubs brace for an unusual Super Bowl

first_img Facebook Pinterest Pinterest An exotic dancer’s shoe is shown on the stage at Scores Gentlemen’s Club Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. Workers in Tampa’s renowned strip club industry are worried but hopeful that despite the pandemic’s damper on business they’ll have a lucrative time during the typically rip-roaring Super Bowl week. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Facebook Twitter Local NewsUS Newscenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Tampa’s famed strip clubs brace for an unusual Super Bowl TAGS  WhatsApp Previous articleSeoul Viosys avvia la produzione su larga scala dei diodi laser VCSEL da 25 Gbps per applicazioni di comunicazione 5GNext articleSeoul Viosys commence la production de masse de VCSEL 25 Gbps pour les applications de communications 5G Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Ighalo, Moses on centre stage as Europa League resumes on StarTimes

first_imgEuropa League is set to return on August 5 after the hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.The matches will air live on World Football and Sports Premium Channels, exclusively on StarTimes. Hopes are high amongst Manchester United’s fans for a trophy this season after failing to clinch any in their domestic league.Odion Ighalo’s Manchester United are in a strong position to reach the next stage of the competition as they hold a 5-0 first-leg lead over LASK, with the second game yet to be played.United will play Copenhagen or Istanbul Basaksehir in the Europa League quarterfinals if they overcome LASK on Wednesday.Manchester United are among the favourites to lift the Europa League, followed by Inter Milan and Bayer Leverkusen.Victor Moses has shifted his focus to the Europa League after helping Inter Milan finish as Serie A runners-up in the 2019-20 season. Inter Milan will play Getafe on Wednesday at 8pm.Other matches on Wednesday include Copenhagen vs Istanbul Basaksehir (aggregate 0-1) and Shakhtar Donetsk vs Wolfsburg (aggregate 2-1).On Thursday, Wolver Hampton Wanderers will face Olympiakos.Both finished 1-1 in the first leg in Greece.Other second leg fixtures on Thursday include Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers (aggregate 3-1); and Basel vs Eintracht Frankfurt (aggregate 3-0). A one-legged tie between Sevilla and Roma on Thursday promises to be another fascinating match.Unfortunately, they were unable to play their first leg fixture before football actions were suspended owing to the pandemic.The 2019/20 Europa League final is due to be staged in Gdansk, Poland on May 27.However, the COVID-19 outbreak caused that to be postponed and the final will now take place in Cologne on August 21.RelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ NBC Code and non-exclusivity provision, by Kunle Osisanya-Afolabi EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U The format of the final stages of the competition has been amended with the quarterfinals, semifinals and final all now set to be held in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.Tags: Europa LeagueManchester UnitedOdion IghaloRestartstartimesVictor Moseslast_img read more

IMF Team to Visit in November for Review

first_img This will be the second review under the programme. Story Highlights A team from the IMF is scheduled to visit Jamaica in mid-November. A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is scheduled to visit Jamaica in mid-November to conduct a review of the country’s performance under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF).Resident Representative of the IMF, Bert van Selm, pointed out that this will be the second review under the programme, following the conclusion of the first quarterly evaluation by the IMF Executive Board in September.He was addressing members of the Jamaica Exporters’ Association’s (JEA) at their breakfast forum, held at the organisation’s headquarters in St. Andrew, on Tuesday, October 29.The IMF team is expected to review Jamaica’s performance for the quarter ending September, as well as take a forward look at how the country is expected to perform in subsequent quarters.Jamaica was recently granted a second drawdown of US$30.6 million from the IMF under the four-year agreement,which brought total disbursements under the arrangement to about US$240.4 million.“The programme is off to an excellent start… but we have a long way to go, as Jamaica’s EFF actually has 15 reviews planned, of which we have just concluded one,” Mr. van Selm stated.In the meantime, President of the JEA, Andrew Collins, said the association is particularly concerned about the need to realise real growth in the economy and to see the stabilization of the Jamaican dollar against the US and other major currencies.“There are many who believe that exporters are happy with a devalued dollar. However, that is furthest from the truth, as the instability in the dollar severely impacts our ability to plan, budget, negotiate or even do accurate forecasting,” he said.Mr. Collins urged Mr. van Selm and his team to give sufficient consideration to the vulnerabilities of Jamaica’s export sector, even as the Government works towards implementing the terms of the agreement to address the country’s fiscal difficulties.“(We hope that) sufficient flexibility will be exercised to enable the Government to make the necessary investments to stimulate and grow the economy,” he said.Mr. Collins informed that the association has submitted recommendations for increased support to the export sector for inclusion in the draft of the Omnibus Tax Incentives Act, which was tabled in Parliament about two weeks ago.Among the JEA’s recommendations is the introduction of tax credits to spur innovation, enhance competitiveness, boost productivity capacity and ultimately facilitate the emergence of new goods and services. It has also suggested the streamlining of the Duty Drawback Scheme to enable Jamaican exporters to benefit from waivers on all imported inputs.“We are at a disadvantage as significant amounts of our raw material are manufactured outside of the country, and as such, we ask for duty waiver on the importation of these items for the export sector,” he said.Mr. Collins also called for “special tax incentives for the sector to attract new investors and to support existing exporters.”The JEA Breakfast Forum was held under the theme:  ‘Jamaica’s Growth Strategy and the Alignment under the IMF Agreement’. The IMF team is expected to review Jamaica’s performance for the quarter ending September.last_img read more

NBTS Goes After Blood in Mandeville June 14

first_img Director of the NBTS, Dr. Veronica Taylor, told JIS News that the choice of location was deliberate, as the NBTS pays tribute to the team in Manchester, which has made significant strides in improving the blood stock in the parish. The National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) will observe World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) on Wednesday (June 14) with a blood-collection campaign in Mandeville, Manchester. The NBTS is responsible for the collection, testing and distribution of all blood and its by-products across Jamaica. Story Highlights The National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) will observe World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) on Wednesday (June 14) with a blood-collection campaign in Mandeville, Manchester.The blood drive will be held at Golf View Hotel, 5 ½ Caledonia Road, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Director of the NBTS, Dr. Veronica Taylor, told JIS News that the choice of location was deliberate, as the NBTS pays tribute to the team in Manchester, which has made significant strides in improving the blood stock in the parish.“We have chosen Manchester as our host parish, based on improved blood collection in this location. This is the result of work done by the Southern Regional Health Authority and community partners and stakeholders, such as Dr. Donna-Marie Gray-Henry and the team at Mandeville Regional Hospital, the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs, Northern Caribbean University, Knox College and Percy Junor Hospital,” she noted.In 2016, the Mandeville Regional Hospital and partners formulated the ‘One Love, One Blood’ Mandeville Team, which executed its first major blood drive on May 30.More than 150 units of blood were collected on the day.The team, which was recognised by the NBTS for their efforts at WBDD in 2016, has committed to continuing the community effort.The WBDD 2017 is focused on blood donation in emergencies, under the slogan ‘What can you do? Give blood. Give now. Give often’.The campaign underlines the role that persons can play in helping others in emergency situations, by giving the gift of blood. It also focuses on regular blood donation to maintain a sufficient blood stock in the blood bank.Mandeville Regional Hospital has now extended its opening hours at the Blood Collection Centre, which are 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays; and 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Fridays.The NBTS is responsible for the collection, testing and distribution of all blood and its by-products across Jamaica.last_img read more

DPP Offices to be Renovated

first_img This was disclosed by Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, during his contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, recently. Major renovation will take place this fiscal year at the offices of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).This was disclosed by Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, during his contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, recently.“The present offices that they have, when I walked through them, they are congested and decaying. Therefore, during this fiscal year, we will be renovating them,” the Minister said.Mr. Chuck further noted that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions will soon be responsible for all prosecutors in the court system, adding that the clerks of the court will soon come under the supervision of the DPP.“So, you will have one major prosecutorial arm in Jamaica controlling all the courts of Jamaica. The prosecutorial arm of the justice system will further be strengthened with additional training, more personnel and better terms and conditions of service,” he said.The Minister also pointed out that during the fiscal year, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions will be strengthened with additional staff.In the meantime, he said that last year, steps were taken to improve the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel.“With the help of the Department for International Development, of the United Kingdom (DFID), a Management Consultant was engaged to assess the deficiencies in the Office. Out of this assessment, improvements were made and the quality and quantity of legislation has improved significantly,” he said.The Minister informed that during the last fiscal year, the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel completed 42 pieces of legislation and continued work on many others. Major renovation will take place this fiscal year at the offices of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).center_img Story Highlightslast_img read more

Hillary Clinton And Michael Bloomberg To Announce New Partnerships to Close Gender

first_imgFormer Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, 108th Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg, United Nations Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin, and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton will bring together leading experts for a discussion on the vital role data plays in closing gender gaps, and how lack of data can inhibit progress for women and girls globally.The event will take place Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at Bloomberg Philanthropies in New York City.The event will highlight the work of Data2X – a partnership launched by Secretary Clinton in July 2012 to identify and spur efforts to fill gender data gaps – and unveil new partnerships to improve data collection and use for women and girls. Better gender data are needed to guide policies, set targets, and monitor progress for women and girls.The event will feature keynote remarks from Michael R. Bloomberg and Secretary Clinton, as well as an expert panel moderated by Chelsea Clinton.last_img read more