First Lady Frances Wolf Highlights Anti-Hunger Efforts at Philabundance Community Kitchen Groundbreaking Ceremony

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter First Lady Frances Wolf,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – First Lady Frances Wolf today commended Philabundance for its commitment to ending hunger in the commonwealth at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Philabundance Community Kitchen project in North Philadelphia. She was joined at the ceremony by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, City Council President Darrell Clarke, Congressman Dwight Evans and Congressman Brendan Boyle, as well as community members and anti-hunger advocates from across the state.“Alleviating hunger in Pennsylvania has long been a personal priority for Tom and me,” the First Lady said. “We have taken an active approach to ensuring Pennsylvanians have adequate access to the food they need – and we are both so proud to support the development of this new Community Kitchen project.”“Too many of our neighbors—nearly 2 million Pennsylvanians—face the threat of hunger every day. In an agricultural state as rich and diverse as ours, we have the power and resources to change that narrative. We look forward to continuing to work with Philabundance and other partners across the state in this most important mission.”Philabundance is the largest hunger relief organization in the Delaware Valley, serving 90,000 individuals and families across 9 counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey each week with a mission to drive hunger from communities today and end hunger forever. One third of individuals served by Philabundance each week are children and 15% are seniors. Others served include working parents, veterans and college students. Philabundance serves the public through a network of approximately 350 agencies as well as their own programs, including Philabundance Community Kitchen.“Philabundance is excited to have a new home for Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK). Thanks to this new facility, we will be able to more than double our impact by training more people to work in the culinary industry and providing more meals to the community,” said Glenn Bergman, Executive Director of Philabundance. “Thanks to the Commonwealth’s support, we will be able to continue working towards our mission of ending hunger for good.”Last year, Governor Wolf announced $2 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding for Philabundance to construct this new Community Kitchen facility.Initially established in 2000, Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) is an intensive adult culinary arts vocational training program that prepares no- to low-income adults for jobs in the food service industry. In addition to culinary training, the 14-week program provides critical life skills to 80-100 students annually to promote self-sufficiency and job placement in a commercial kitchen setting. In its production kitchen, PCK also prepares critically-needed meals for area agencies and community kitchens serving people in need. Through food service contracts with city agencies and shelters, PCK serves over 250,000 meals annually to our most vulnerable residents, providing a total of 4 million meals since inception. May 06, 2019center_img First Lady Frances Wolf Highlights Anti-Hunger Efforts at Philabundance Community Kitchen Groundbreaking Ceremonylast_img read more

European Rail Catering emerges from British market

first_imgHOPING to break into a continental European train catering market which it values at over £500m per year, Britain’s OBS Services has relaunched itself with new branding and a new name, European Rail Catering. Repositioning itself as growing financial pressures on continental operators are squeezing out support for train catering (RG 2.97 p89), European Rail Catering hopes to build on the 15% growth it has experienced in Britain since entering the private sector in October 1995.OBS Services was sold to a Management Buy-Out team led by Managing Director Terry Coyle and currently comprises three divisions. The Products Division delivers food and drink in Britain to trains of nine franchised operators, which are sold and served by the companies’ own personnel; the On Board Services Division provides complete, fully-staffed train catering for five franchised operators, charter services and the Royal Train. The third division encompasses European Rail Catering’s share in the Cross Channel Catering Company, a joint venture with Wagons-Lits and Sabena which provides catering products and staff for Eurostar services.In Britain, European Rail Catering currently supplies food and drink to some 1000 trains a day and caters on 350, 95% of the total rail catering market. A network of 36 station-based service centres distributes 700 product lines and 220 million products a year; annual turnover is £40m. Since privatisation in 1995, the company has expanded its activities to include staff training, vending, vehicle and equipment design and food safety consultancy.The Prego conceptEuropean Rail Catering is hoping to expand its activities to include a complete on-board service package where its staff would undertake revenue protection, cleaning and ’meeting and greeting’ duties for train operators. Trials have begun of the Prego concept, comprising the Prego Express trolley (inset) for at-seat service and the Prego Café Bar (right) for catering vehicles deployed on medium to long-distance services.Produced by Aerolux and currently on trial on board South West Trains services, the Prego Express trolley has compartments for both hot and chilled products and staff are equipped with Electronic Point of Sale units (top left). The Prego configuration for catering vehicles aims to match the highest standards at principal stations and elsewhere, offering ’the sounds, smells and atmosphere of a continental café bar’ generated largely by a coffee machine for the preparation of espresso, cappuccino and latte. South West Trains is to install the first Prego Café Bar.Traditional café bar music and service will also feature, as will a range of drinks and luxury snacks including salads and sandwiches made with ’ciabattas and other exciting breads’. Future developments envisaged for the Prego Café Bar include the sale of newspapers and wall-mounted chiller cabinets for cold snacks and salads to which passengers help themselves. oCAPTION: Left: ERC logoAbove: Prego Café Barlast_img read more

Brisbane still ‘positive’ despite southern capital property woes

first_imgHouse prices in Brisbane are expected to remain steady, unlike prices in Sydney and MelbourneInterestingly, the NAB survey results for Queensland were the direct opposite of the findings contained in the latest quarterly ANZ/Property Council Survey, which showed a sharp drop in sentiment in Queensland. RELATED: Qld property confidence crashes as industry moves to calm “nervous buyers and sellers” It found that sentiment had fallen to 118 index points for the March 2019 quarter — lower than any other jurisdiction. National confidence declined by three index points for the quarter, that report found. At the time, Real Estate Institute of Queensland chief executive Antonia Mercorella said falling sentiment in the state’s property sector was disappointing, but not surprising. Ray White New Farm auctioneer Haesley Cush in action. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHouse prices: Australia’s property market facing longest downturn in decades01:07A SURVEY has revealed how property professionals feel about the local real estate market — and Queensland was the only state to record a positive outlook.Over 300 property professionals from across the country took part in the NAB Residential Property Survey (Q4 2018), with confidence sinking to a “new survey low”. “This very poor result was not unexpected given what’s been happening on house prices,” NAB chief economist Alan Oster said. “The last time I remember coming back from Straddie, our annual pilgrimage, to strong early inquiry was back in 2007,” he said.“So from the early mail, I’m tipping 2019 will likely build on top of a pretty solid 2018.”center_img REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella“As we draw ever closer to the federal election — which will almost certainly see a Labor victory result in Queensland (with) property investors paying a hefty price through changes to negative gearing — we are seeing a rising level of nervousness from buyers and sellers,” she said.But the polar opposite findings from the two surveys do not appear to match up at the coalface.Brisbane real estate agent and auctioneer Haesley Cush, in his regular column, said he had returned to work after the holiday period to find a lot of inquiries from buyers and sellers. RELATED: Agent predicts another big year for the Brisbane property market NAB group chief economist Alan Oster in HobartOverall, the index was down 11 points to -20 in Q4 2018 (-9 in Q3) and now sits well below its long-term average level (+12).The NAB report said the low sentiment was being “dragged down mainly by Victoria (down 21 to -28) and NSW (down 13 to -50) where downward pressure on prices intensified in Melbourne and Sydney”.Speaking of Queensland, the report found that sentiment had waned (down 13 to +8), but that the sunshine state had been the only one to report a positive reading. Confidence has waned but Brisbane is still in positive territory (AAP Image/Darren England) CoreLogic data recently revealed that national home values dropped 4.8 per cent in 2018, marking the weakest housing market since 2008, but Brisbane had bucked the trend, with values rising 1.2 per cent for the year.Other key findings of the NAB survey included:— property professionals now anticipate much sharper house price falls in NSW and Victoria over the next 1-2 years, but prices are also expected to fall or remain flat across the rest of the country.— the outlook for rents is positive in all states (bar NSW) suggesting yields should trend higher. Victoria and NSW (where house prices are falling fastest) are likely to see the biggest yield improvements.— first home buyers (FHBs) and owner occupiers took up the slack in new and established housing markets in Q4 as investors — both foreign and domestic — continued to retreat from the market.— the crackdown on credit and tighter lending restrictions also continued playing out in new and established housing markets, with property professionals in all states citing credit as the biggest constraint on new housing development and the biggest impediment for buyers of established housing.The NAB says it expects to see house prices decline further in the southern capitals over the next year or so, with the sharpest falls in Sydney and Melbourne.It said other capitals, such as Brisbane, would likely remain “largely flat”.The NAB Hedonic House Price Forecast has Brisbane house prices holding steady this year and next, that is neither rising or dropping.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago“Property professionals in both Queensland (0.1%) and SA/NT (0.0%) expect prices to remain basically unchanged, after forecasting growth of 1.4% and 0.9% respectively in Q3,” the report said.last_img read more

New IMCA sponsor Swift Springs signs on for rookie awards

first_imgCHINO HILLS, Calif. – The newest IMCA sponsor is making a quick impression for first-year competitors in five divisions.Swift Springs of Chino Hills, Calif., gives set of four springs to 2017 and 2018 Modified, Late Model, Stock Car, Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod national rookies of the year.The other four regional Modified rookies of the year each receive one spring.“Racing is something I think of as cradle to grave,” said Swift Motorsports Director Frank Simonetti. “A lot of drivers struggle in their rookie season and we want to reward them for what they accomplished. This program is a way for us to give back. We need to support new names in the racing world and that’s what rookies are.”Swift Springs has manufactured springs for asphalt competitors for 13 years and looks to expand more in the dirt realm.“The company owner recognized the potential in the oval track market and in IMCA because it has so many different divisions, from Sport Compacts to Late Models,” said Simonetti, a self-described gearhead for more than 40 years and employed in the motorsports industry for nearly 20 of them. “IMCA has rules that help keep racing economical. This is a very good core market for us to be involved in.”Out-Pace Racing Products is part of the Swift Springs network of dealers in 11 states and Canada.Swift Springs awards will be presented during the national banquet in November, or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.“The Swift program targets new drivers to a division, and potentially to IMCA racing altogether and is a great way to be able to introduce new racers to a new partner,” said Kevin Yoder, marketing director for the sanctioning body. “We appreciate their focus on the IMCA dirt market and welcome their support.”More information is available at the website, on Facebook or by calling 909 393-8623.last_img read more

NFF loses Executive Committee Member

first_imgRelatedPosts Nigeria plan Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Super Eagles to unveil new Nike jersey in Portugal Nigeria’s former U-17, U-20 goalkeeper dies at 26 A Member of the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation and Chairman of the Nigeria National League, Hon. Chidi Ofo Okenwa, is dead.The NFF Executive Committee member died on Tuesday morning at the age of 50. Okenwa, also the Chairman of the Enugu State Football Association, had been diagnosed as having leukaemia, and was said to have been restless throughout the night.He slumped in the early hours before being rushed to a private hospital in Enugu, where he was confirmed dead.A devastated President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, paid glowing tributes to Okenwa, who was part of a meeting of the NFF Executive Committee held via video conferencing penultimate Friday.It was that same day that Okenwa celebrated his 50th birthday.Pinnick said: “This is a huge shock. Each and everyone of us on the NFF Board is in absolute grief. Chidi (Okenwa) was a loyal soldier of Nigeria Football and was a leading member of our intellectual wing. This is a terrible blow. “He was one man you can always rely on to give candid advice. We bounced ideas off him regularly and picked his brain on many issues because of his wide knowledge and decades of experience in football administration. We will sorely miss him.”Brilliant, humble, eloquent, witty, thorough and committed to the development of Nigeria Football at all levels, Hon. Okenwa evinced capacity, zeal and fervour, and gave his all for the good ending of any project or assignment in which he found himself.The remains of Okenwa has been deposited in a mortuary in the city of Enugu and the NFF is in contact with his family with regards to a decision on the date of the final burial rites.Tags: Amaju PinnickChidi Ofo OkenwaNigeria Football Federationlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-WORLD SERIESWorld Series to take place in Texas; bubble plans announcedUNDATED (AP) — The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers’ new ballpark in Arlington, Texas, as part of a bubble agreement between Major League Baseball and the players’ association. NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton has been activated by the New York Yankees after the designated hitter missed 32 games because of a strained left hamstring. New York also activated third baseman Gio Urshela, who has recovered from a bone spur in his right elbow, and right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga, who was sidelined with a medical condition the team did not specify. Right fielder Aaron Judge is expected to be activated later this week. He’s been limited to one game since Aug. 11 because of a strained right calf. MLB-DODGERS-TURNERDodgers activate Justin Turner LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have activated third baseman Justin Turner from the 10-day injured list. Turner is expected to start as designated hitter for Tuesday night’s game at San Diego. He missed 13 games with a left hamstring strain. Before going on the IL, Turner was batting .282 with two homers and 20 RBIs in 32 games during the shortened season. NBA PLAYOFFSNuggets looking to win another elimination game and advanceLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — With a win tonight over the Los Angeles Clippers, the Denver Nuggets will become the first team in NBA history to successfully erase a pair of 3-1 postseason deficits in the same season — or even in the same decade. Associated Press EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning can advance to the Stanley Cup Final with a win tonight over the New York Islanders. Tampa Bay is up 3-games-to-1, and on the verge of its first Cup Final appearance since 2015.NHL-CAPITALS-LAVIOLETTECapitals hire Laviolette as coachWASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals have hired Peter Laviolette, who won the Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006, as coach. Laviolette replaces Todd Reirden, who was fired last month after a second consecutive first-round exit in the playoffs. The Division Series, League Championship Series and World Series will be part of a bubble designed to minimize exposure to the coronavirus. The first round of the postseason — expanded from 10 to 16 teams this year — will be at the top-seeded teams. The AL Division Series will be at San Diego’s Petco Park and Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium, and the NL Division Series at Arlington’s Globe Life and Houston’s Minute Maid Park. The AL Championship Series will be at San Diego and the NL at Globe Life, a retractable roof stadium with artificial turf that opened this year.MLB-YANKEES-STANTONStanton activated after missing 32 gamescenter_img The Nuggets were down 3-games-to-1 to Utah in the first round and advanced; they were down 3-1 to the Clippers this series. The winner of tonight’s game advances to the West title series against the Lakers. Also tonight, the third-seeded Boston Celtics take on the fifth-seeded Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA East title series. Miami is looking for its first East championship since 2014, Boston its first since 2010.NHL-PLAYOFFSLightning on the verge of making Stanley Cup final Brodin’s new deal will begin with the 2021-22 season and carry a $6 million annual cap charge through 2027-28. The 27-year-old native of Sweden was drafted by the Wild with the 10th overall pick in the 2011 draft. He had a career-high 26 assists in 69 games in the virus-shortened season. He also led the team with 112 blocked shots and was second on the club with a plus-15 rating.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-VIRUS OUTBREAK-BIG 10Wisconsin chancellor: Big Ten football still on holdUNDATED (AP) — The University of Wisconsin chancellor says Big Ten football will remain on hold until there are answers to questions about COVID-19 testing and tracing, along with possible long-term heart issues related to the coronavirus. Big Ten leaders are reconsidering a fall season after a weekend of meetings about a plan to begin play as soon as mid-October. Wisconsin chancellor Rebecca Blank would not predict which way a vote to return to play would go. She says once Big Ten university leaders have their questions and concerns addressed, “we will try to plan a delayed season.” Laviolette has 18 years of experience as a head coach. He most recently coached the Nashville Predators but was fired in January after 5 1/2 seasons with the team. Laviolette led the 2010 Flyers and 2017 Predators to the Stanley Cup Final. He also previously coached the New York Islanders.NHL-WILD-BRODINWild sign defenseman Brodin to 7-year, $42 million extensionST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Jonas Brodin to a seven-year, $42 million contract extension. This makes another long-term commitment to a key piece of their blue line group. September 15, 2020last_img read more

F1 set for a series of firsts with revised race calendar

first_imgBy Alan BaldwinLONDON, England (Reuters) – Formula One is set for a series of firsts after publishing a revised eight-race schedule yesterday that will see Austria’s Red Bull Ring and Britain’s Silverstone circuit host two grands prix without spectators in July and August respectively.The season, which originally envisaged a record 22 races, has been stalled since the March 15 Australian opener was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The first race of the year will now be in Austria on July 5 with a second, designated the Grand Prix of Steiermark (Styria) after the region in which the Red Bull-owned circuit at Spielberg is located, a week later.It will be the first time a circuit will host two championship races in the same season, the first time a season has started in Austria and also the first time a race has been held behind closed doors. The 10 teams will then travel east to race on a third successive weekend at Budapest’s Hungaroring on July 19 before returning home, all under carefully controlled conditions.Silverstone, which hosted the first F1 world championship race in 1950, is scheduled for the British Grand Prix on August 2 followed by the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix on August 9.A two-week quarantine is due to come into force in Britain for most arrivals in the country from June 8 but Formula One is set to be part of an exemption for elite sports events. Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya will then host the Spanish Grand Prix on August 16 to complete the triple-header before another break and then two more back-to-back races at Spa in Belgium and Italy’s Monza on August 30 and September 6.Formula Two and Formula Three races will also be held over the same weekends.“We are pleased to be able to set out our opening eight-race calendar today and look forward to publishing our full calendar in the coming weeks,” said Formula One chairman Chase Carey in a statement.“While we currently expect the season to commence without fans at our races we hope that over the coming months the situation will allow us to welcome them back, once it is safe to do,” he added.Formula One is hoping to host between 15 and 18 races with the season ending in Abu Dhabi in December after also racing in Bahrain.Four races have been cancelled so far – Australia, Monaco, the Netherlands and France – while China, Azerbaijan, Canada and Vietnam are awaiting rescheduling.Races in Singapore, Russia, Japan, the United States, Mexico and Brazil remain uncertain. “The health and safety of all involved will continue to be priority number one, with Formula One and the FIA having a robust and detailed plan to ensure our races maintain the highest level of safety with strict procedures in place,” Formula One said.last_img read more

National : James excelling at Florida State after serving in military

first_img Comments Bernard James lived through riots, mortar attacks and bombings as an Air Force Military Police member.James did tours in Qatar and Kuwait before he was stationed in Camp Bucca in southern Iraq to assist the army in watching 22,000 suspected terrorists as recently as August 2007.Fast forward 4.5 years, and the 27-year-old James, who hadn’t played organized basketball until the age of 17, is now competing at Florida State.‘Well, I’ve been asked so many questions about the tours he served in Iraq and basketball, and I think maybe some of us are altogether different,’ FSU head coach Leonard Hamilton said Monday on the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference. ‘The most important thing is Bernard is a young man who is learning the game of basketball.‘The game of basketball is new to him. So he’s not very experienced from a basketball standpoint, but he’s experienced in life, which gives him a certain level of maturity where he listens, he’s coachable and he follows directions.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut before James joined the Air Force at age 17, he was an immature kid who was cut from the Windsor Forest High School (Ga.) basketball team as a freshman after skipping the first week of practice when coaches focused on running. He repeated the ninth grade twice and dropped out of high school at 16. He later earned his GED and joined the Air Force.And on his first night at Beale Air Force Base in Northern California, his supervisor sent the 6-foot-5 teenager to a base basketball game. James shined on both ends of the court and immediately turned heads. He soon earned a spot on the 15-man Air Force team, selected from a pool of more than 400,000 men enlisted at the time.In 2005, Hamilton discovered James in Las Vegas at a U.S. Armed Forces All-Star Tournament.After completing his service in 2008, he enrolled at Tallahassee Community College, a convenient three-mile drive up West Pensacola Street from FSU, to improve his academic standing and fine-tune his raw game.‘It was never a question about his athleticism. It was never a question about whether or not he could rebound the ball,’ TCC head coach Eddie Barnes said. ‘… He had tremendous timing as far as blocked shots and rebounding, but teaching him how to play defense, how to position himself down in the post, start to be able to use right and left hands on jump hooks and shots.‘It’s just, it’s been a process.’Barnes and Hamilton watched James together in his first real action since returning from his third and final deployment, when Barnes brought the Eagles to FSU that July for a scrimmage with the Seminoles.Matching up with 7-foot-1 center Solomon Alabi, a two-time ACC All-Defensive team selection who currently plays for NBA’s Toronto Raptors, James more than held his own.Even then, Barnes said, it was clear that James would be returning two years later —and not for another scrimmage.‘They were going up and down the floor, and the ball would go up and you would see all these big guys play above the rim, and then you’d see BJ above them,’ Barnes said. ‘That was one thing coach Ham asked me. He said, ‘What’d you think?’ I said, ‘He’s at least a hand above everybody else.”Playing 52 games in two seasons under Barnes, he chalked up 24 double-doubles and averaged 13.6 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.             James transferred to FSU before the 2010-11 season and quickly adjusted from junior college play, tallying 15 points and 10 rebounds in the Seminoles’ season-opener against North Florida.He went on to average 8.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and a team-best 2.4 blocks as a junior. Against second-seeded Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament, James paced the 10th-seeded Seminoles with 14 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks to advance to the Sweet 16.His 65.7 field goal percentage was the second best in program history.Many first-year Division-I players may be shaken by the rowdy environments of Duke and North Carolina. But Barnes said for James, who learned to keep a cool head during bombings in the Middle East, thousands of screaming fans likely paled in comparison.‘ESPN asked me one time, ‘How do you think he would handle going into Cameron (Indoor Stadium) or the Dean Dome, or places like that?” Barnes said. ‘I don’t think those places are bothering him because this is a young man who’s had bombs blowing up around him.’Playing at Cameron in front of 9,314 Jan. 21, James poured in 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked two shots as the Seminoles upset the Blue Devils. For the season, James is averaging 10.2 points and 8.6 rebounds.He is a big reason the Seminoles are tied with North Carolina atop the ACC standings with 7-1 records in conference, and he has earned the praise of Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, whose Blue Devils trail FSU and UNC by one game in the standings.‘There’s nobody in our league who brings more maturity to the court than he does — physical, mental, emotional,’ Krzyzewski said Monday on the ACC coaches’ teleconference. ‘His skill set, he’s a tremendous shot blocker and offensive rebounder, and a very unselfish, outstanding player. In other words, he’s all about what the team is doing. Everybody in our league would want him on our team.’After this season, Barnes said James definitely has aspirations of playing in the NBA. He said a team like the San Antonio Spurs, which values role players, could be very interested in him as someone who does ‘the nasty stuff’ like defending, rebounding and running the floor.And still, with little organized basketball experience under his belt, James is still learning.‘He’s just learning and growing, and he has a young body as it relates to basketball,’ Hamilton said. ‘His legs, they haven’t been beat up. He hasn’t played on the cement and all the AAU ball and all the high school ball. So he has an excellent, athletic body, and I think that his best basketball is ahead of him.’ Published on February 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: | @Stephen_Bailey1center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Condolence Book opens at Jamaican Consulate, Miami, for former Prime Minister…

first_imgThe Consulate General of Jamaica, Miami, formally announces the passing of the Most Honorable Edward Philip George Seaga, ON, PC, former Prime Minister of Jamaica.  Mr. Seaga served the country as Jamaica’s fifth Prime Minister during the period 4th November 1980 to 13th February 1989.In honor of Mr. Seaga’s memory, a Condolence Book will be opened at the office of the Consulate General, located at Courthouse Tower, 44 West Flagler Street – Suite 400, Miami, FL 33130. Persons are invited to sign the Book as of today, May 30, through Friday, June 21, during the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Mr. Seaga died on Tuesday (May 28) on his 89th birthday, in Miami surrounded by his family.last_img

What channel is Seahawks vs. Vikings on today? Time, TV schedule for 2019 NFL preseason

first_imgRussell Wilson missed a preseason game for the first time in his career when Seattle defeated Denver last week in its preseason opener. The newly minted $140-million quarterback is hungry to get on the field.While Wilson, who signed a new four-year extension this offseason, will get at least a series when the Seahawks travel to Minnesota, the more interesting quarterback play may come from his backups competing for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart. Paxton Lynch thrilled fans in Week 1, going 11-for-15 for 109 yards and a touchdown as he outdueled fellow backup Geno Smith. Smith, who will miss at least this game with a knee cyst, will be replaced by former Ohio State quarterback J.T Barrett who was signed earlier this week. What channel is Seahawks vs. Vikings on today?TV channel (National): FoxLive stream: fuboTVThe Seahawks vs. Vikings game will be the first national broadcast of the 2019 preseason for Fox. Kevin Burkhardt will take play-by-play responsibilities with Charles Davis serving as the color analyst.As for a live-stream presentation, Seahawks vs. Vikings can be seen on fuboTV. New fubo TV users can sign up with a seven-day free trial. All nationally televised NFL preseason games will be available on fuboTV.Seahawks vs. Vikings: What time is kickoff?Date: Sunday, Aug. 18Start time: 8 p.m. ETSeahawks vs. Vikings is the second of two preseason games being played on Sunday.Seahawks preseason schedule 2019DateOpponentTimeAug. 8vs. BroncosW 22-14Aug. 18at Vikings8 p.m. ETAug. 24at Chargers10 p.m. ETAug. 29vs. Raiders10 p.m. ETVikings preseason schedule 2019DateOpponentTimeAug. 9at SaintsW 34-25Aug. 18vs. Seahawks8 p.m. ETAug. 24vs. Cardinals1 p.m. ETAug. 29at Bills7 p.m. ET The Seahawks will also look for the continued progress of their two rookie wide receivers in the wake of Doug Baldwin’s retirement. Second-round pick D.K. Metcalf caught just one ball last week while fourth-round pick Gary Jennings was targeted twice but failed to reel either pass in.MORE: Watch Seahawks vs. Vikings live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)On a Vikings front, Kirk Cousins is again expected to at least take one series. Minnesota will continue to find depth in its running back department, knowing that starter Dalvin Cook has a bad history with injuries, and the offensive line was a sieve at several points last season. Minnesota rushed for 213 yards last week against New Orleans, led by second-year back Mike Boone and former Detroit back Ameer Abdullah.Below is all the info you need to watch Seahawks vs. Vikings on Sunday afternoon.last_img read more