Popcaan adds $100K bonus to Digicel Grand Prix Finals

first_imgKINGSTON:In addition to his highly anticipated performance at the Digicel Grand Prix finals on Saturday, popular dancehall artiste Popcaan is also pledging $100,000 in cash, which will be awarded to the top two schools in the Digicel Grand Prix Athletic Championships.”I have been hearing a lot about the Digicel Grand Prix and everything they’re doing for the young athletes and their schools, so I wanted to be a part of that,” Popcaan said. “So, in addition to the other prizes, I will be giving the top male and female schools $50,000 each to continue the development of their track and field teams.”I want to also encourage students to continue to pursue non-traditional career paths such as track and field and entertainment, especially with Jamaica’s growing dominance in these fields worldwide,” he added.Sponsorship manager of Digicel, Danielia McLean, welcomed the announcement.”We’re very excited to have Popcaan on board to close the 2016 Grand Prix series and celebrate the performance of our young athletes,” said McLean.”The development of the schools’ athletics programme and Jamaica’s track and field industry overall is something that we all have a part to play in, so Popcaan’s contribution will also go a far way in helping us to achieve the main goal of this initiative,” she added.The month-long series will end with a grand finale this Saturday at the G.C. Foster Classics in St Catherine. The top performing boys’ and girls’ schools will each receive $1m in gym equipment from Digicel and the most improved boys and girls’ school will each receive $125,000 in cash from GraceKennedy. Honey Bun will also be providing $100,000 cash towards for the athlete nutrition programme at each of the winning schools.The grand finale will feature exciting performances, a major surprise, plus a party stand. Tickets to the event will cost $500 for adults and $300 for children. Patrons can gain access to the party stand by purchasing a $300 Flex Card at the gate.The Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championship is sponsored by SportsMax, GraceKennedy, CB Chicken, KFC, Gatorade, Pure National Ice, Honey Bun and Logo Stitch.last_img read more

Here’s how Harbhajan Singh influenced the Asia Cup final result

first_imgWhile India’s limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is getting all the praise for finishing off the Asia Cup final against Bangladesh in style, star off spinner Harbhajan Singh on Tuesday revealed it was his idea to send the “world’s best finisher” up the order.Walking in at number four with the team needing 22 off 14 balls, Dhoni polished off the chase with an unbeaten six-ball 20 as India won by eight wickets with seven balls to spare in Dhaka on Sunday. (Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the show-stealer, is back!)Talking about his role in the team as senior pro, Harbhajan said he had suggested to Dhoni to promote himself up the order and finish off the game.”Dhoni asked me if Hardik Pandya should go in, to which I said no, you are best finisher in the world and you should go. These are the little things I share with the teammates,” said the 35-year-old during an open media session here. (Mahendra Singh Dhoni best finisher in the world: Virat Kohli)”I have learnt a lot from my seniors and that has helped me in becoming a better player. So I too try to do the same thing with the juniors, sharing my experience, my knowledge,” he said.Confident of doing well for the team in the World T20, Harbhajan said playing at home was equally a challenge and an inspiration. (Mahendra Singh Dhoni wants to adopt slow but steady approach) “We have grown up playing on Indian conditions, we know the crowd, what is a defendable score and what is a chaseable target, while playing in home conditions has its challenges especially the expectations of the people, at the same time it also lifts you up to perform better,” he said.advertisementSaying he was unperturbed on the lack of opportunities in the playing XI, the tweaker said he would continue to play the game as long as he could.”I have been working hard on my fitness because if I have to compete with the youngsters I need to be fit,” the off-pinner said.”Playing for India has been an honour and I want to continue doing that. I don’t know anything else to do other than cricket. I want to play as long as I can,” added Harbhajan.last_img read more

More relief supplies for North Andros to be distributed at mobile base

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCoral Harbour Base, Bahamas, October 13, 2016 – Defence Force Patrol craft, Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship, Madeira, under the command of Senior Lieutenant William Sturrup left Coral Harbour Base for Morgan’s Bluff on its third mission to provide much needed relief supplies to North Andros residents.Supplies included water, dry goods, canned items, perishables, meats, cooking grills, food warmers, cooking utensils, pots, coffee makers, tables, charcoal, propane tanks and cleaning supplies.  These items will be used to feed hundreds using the field kitchen provided by the Defence Force’s Mobile Base City (MBC).  The MBC is 17 custom designed container units to enable Defence Force members to sustain themselves while providing disaster relief assistance to affected communities.The MBC was transported to Morgan’s Bluff, North Andros by the Defence Force’s 185-foot landing craft, HMBS Lawrence Major, under the command of Lieutenant Commander Milton Munroe on Thursday.  The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to guarding our heritage. Related Items:last_img read more

Fujifilms FinePix Real 3D W3 digital camera lets user capture images in

first_imgWith built-in lenses, image sensors for capturing 3D images, Fuji stands apart from its competition by processing 3D in hardware while most, like Sony, perform post-processing in software. With a list price of $500, like most professional picture-taking 2D cameras, the FinePix Real 3D W3 will launch in early September 2010, alongside new Sony models. Fujifilm unveils 3D digital camera Citation: Fujifilm’s FinePix Real 3D W3 digital camera lets user capture images in 3D (2010, August 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-08-fujifilm-finepix-real-3d-w3.html Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. After a successful launch of the worlds first 3D camera in September of ’09, the makers of Fujifilm developed a smaller, lighter, more compact version, weighing only 8.5 ounces with battery. The FinePix Real 3D W3 digital camera has a Minin HDMI 1.4 interface for immediate 3D viewing of pictures and videos taken at resolutions as high as 720p on practically any 3D TV with stereographic glasses, or special laptops and PC desk monitors. Among some of the other added benefits of the new version are an improved screen, 3x optical zoom, and Auto 3D mode.On the flip side, by using the 3.5 inch LCD display, or the optional 3D viewer, special glasses aren’t needed at all to view images. There’s also an added option to transform the images in lenticular prints through a unique printing process, that will be available in the UK. (c) 2010 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — With 3D HDTV’s exploding in today’s market, Fujifilm has launched a new point-and-click camera with 3D photo capability. With 3D TV innovators like Sony, Panasonic and Samsung, the camera comes at a time perfect for the 3D revolution and can be used with or without special glasses to view. President for Fujifilm North American Imaging and Electronics Divisions, Go Myazaki, spoke of affordable 3D TV’s on the rise, during a press event Tuesday at the Museum of Natural History saying “we’re looking to leverage that.” Moving beyond the hobbyists, the FinePix Real 3D W3 digital camera is an attempt to increase interest in the mass market. Though, it’s not to be said a second, 2D camera is needed after the purchase of the FinePix Real 3D W3. Two cameras in one, users can switch modes via the built-in button, to shoot and display normal, 2D photos. One special feature, the proprietary processor, allows users to take two pictures at one time. More than a 2D, there’s a lot of creative freedom with this newer version.last_img read more