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New Mission Catwalk Winner heading to London Fashion Week

first_img Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring! NewsRegional New Mission Catwalk Winner heading to London Fashion Week by: – June 22, 2012center_img Share 27 Views   no discussions Gregory WilliamsAGSelectPR Kingston, Friday, June 22 2012: Twenty eight year-old Cross Roads Jamaica resident Gregory Williams is the mission Catwalk Season 2 winner and will be heading to London Fashion Week later this year as part of his wining package valued at $3 million dollars.The designer, who won one prior challenge on the show, had a tearful reaction to the announcement made on Tuesday’s finale episode.“When I heard my name, I couldn’t help it. This was a competition and I had worked hard so it was just a relief to get to the end.”He was judged on 12 looks he presented at Caribbean Fashion Week (CFW) 2012 on June 8. Though he has a penchant for high fashion, Gregory made a strong effort to present ready-to-wear pieces.For Novia McDonald-Whyte Jamaica Observer lifestyle editor, “Gregory got the nod at the end of the day because he is truly a designer! One who’s not only capable of thinking outside the proverbial box, but one who makes a woman crave his designs.” aptly summing up the views of fellow judges Keneea Linton-George host and executive-producer of the series and menswear designer Carlton Brown. Guest judge Kay Davitian, a former head of quality control at Jones NY and Ralph Lauren gave Gregory some sage advice.”You are a true designer and you will go far if you put your head to learning the trade.”His learning has already begun with advice on running a small business from NCB who will contribute JMD$500,000 to his HOD Designs clothing line. Gregory will also receive industrial sewing equipment valued at JMD$200,000 courtesy of Singer Jamaica, a contract to sell his designs at SOHO boutique, a six-page fashion editorial in Ocean Style Magazine, a scholarship to pursue fashion program at London College of Fashion, an apprenticeship with Master Savile Row Tailor Andrew Ramroop and the chance to show a new collection at London Fashion Week in September accompanied by his Mission Catwalk model Sydia Valentine.Fellow Jamaican Crystal Powell came a close 2nd, but a lack of cohesiveness in her collection of beautiful pieces cost her the win. “Her passion is evident and her precision will put her in good stead in what is undoubtedly a fickle fashion market,” predicts McDonald-Whyte. In third place was Rebecca Stirm of Belize, a strong contender throughout the show, whose final designs were not “aspirational” according to Linton-George. Rounding up the top four was Trinidad’s Ryan Chan who did have an impactful collection but lost points for “slapping on” ready-made beading.This is the first time that casting for the show was open to designers from around the region. Mission Catwalk’s first season, won by Shena Carby, consisted of Jamaican designers only. Linton-George says requests are coming in from every island regarding season three. Interested designers and models can visit facebook.com/missioncatwalk for information and can catch up on all season 2 episodes at youtube.com/missioncatwalk.Press Releaselast_img read more

Escalante City’s No. 1 most wanted person arrested

first_imgBACOLOD City – He was listed as the No. 1 most wanted person in the police station of Escalante City,  Negros Occidental. Police officers served the warrant issued by Judge Abraham Caña of the Regional Trial Court Branch 58 in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. No bail bond was recommended for his temporary liberty./PN The 46-year-old Nilo Pios was arrested in Barangay Alimango, Escalante City for the crime of murder, police said.center_img The suspect was detained in the lockup facility of the Escalante City police station. Pios – resident of the village – was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 5 p.m. on July 28, the police added.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Teams Come Up Short Against Lady Trojans

first_imgThe 8th Grade Lady Bulldogs suffered another loss last night to a talented Sunman-Dearborn Team 52-29.They came out with the tip and scored a quick 2, but the defense of Sunman-Dearborn was just too much for them to overcome finding themselves down 20-3 in the first quarter. The 2nd quarter brought 6 more points, but the girls were unable to stop the them. They worked hard in quarter 3 to try to chip away at the lead. They worked harder in quarter 3 working the ball, getting in some shots, and winning that quarter 15-10. Every girl contributed something positive in the basketball game.They were lead in scoring by Katie Brewer 11, followed closely by Kenzie Laker with 9. Chloe Saler had 5 and Denise Davalos and Kerigan Haskamp each dropped in 2.They will be in action on Thursday at Greensburg. Keep working hard girls.The 7th grade loses 39-10.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Horn.last_img read more

Williams pleased to avoid Europe

first_img “I really enjoyed playing the games when we were in the competition last season but it is very difficult,” Williams said. “You see that most teams in the Premier League suffer when they play in it. “It was one of those things where if we had got it then brilliant, but now we haven’t we can concentrate on the Premier League. “I’m glad I’ve played in it once in my career and it wouldn’t have been doom and gloom if we had got in there. “But I’d prefer to concentrate on the league.” Swansea might have missed out on European football for the second time in three seasons, but the Welsh outfit have still had an outstanding campaign with a record Premier League points total haul and a best eighth-placed finish. Many pundits believe Swansea have hit their ceiling as far as the Premier League is concerned but Williams insists the aim at the club is to keep on improving. “Who knows if we’ve hit the ceiling, we’re just enjoying being in eighth right now,” Williams said. The bloated European competition is considered more of a curse than a reward by many, with the playing and travel demands having a serious impact on a club’s Barclays Premier League campaign. Swansea manager Garry Monk said he was disappointed the club’s European hopes had been extinguished after the 4-2 home defeat to Manchester City on Sunday, but his captain Williams did not share that sentiment and is content to focus on domestic commitments. Swansea skipper Ashley Williams feels it is a blessing to be missing out on the Europa League next season. “The main thing is that we keep getting better and we’ve progressed this year. “If the Europa League is the next step then you have to try and get in it, and then it’s down to the club to get a bigger squad and manage it better than we did last time. “I wouldn’t say that we want to sit in eighth for the next five years because we want to keep getting better and better. “It’s up to us as players and the club to make sure we can compete.” Monk has said he wants to add “two or three quality players” this summer to a squad which has been severely depleted by injuries in recent weeks. “We have a lot of talking to do before next year as we’ve learned a lot this season,” Williams said. “It will be good for the senior players and the manager to get our brains together to decide what worked and what didn’t and which direction we want to go in.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Brick-and-mortar schools in PBC to reopen between Sept. 14th and Sept. 21st

first_imgBrick-and-mortar schools in Palm Beach County will be allowed to reopen between Sept. 14th and Sept. 21st as a part of the county’s Phase Two reopening plan.The announcement was made by Mayor Dave Kerner during press conference on Friday.During the conference Kerner said that he spoke with both the Palm Beach County School Board and the Florida Department of Education about the situation and whether they were ready for students to return:“They indicated at that time that they would require more time,” Kerner said. ” Specifically, Dr. Fennoy indicated that September 21st would be the most ideal date for students to return to the school.”The mayor then took the recommendations to Governor Ron DeSantis who allowed for a longer time frame.“What they do with that new discretion and option is up to them,” Kerner said. ” right now, parents in this county need to know that at some point between September 14th and September 21st, brick-and-mortar schools will open in Palm Beach County.”Governor Ron DeSantis officially signed an executive order to allow Palm Beach County to move into Phase Two on Sept. 8th.Under Phase Two schools, movie theaters, bowling alleys, bars, clubs, and other facilities will be allowed to reopen.last_img read more

Cricket News Opinion – Ravi Shastri’s return as India head coach sends mixed signals

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: In the end, it was on expected lines. Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket team skipper, had given his backing for Ravi Shastri to continue as the coach of the side after their exit from the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final against New Zealand. Kapil Dev, who headed the Cricket Advisory Committee which was created to appoint the new head coach, backed Kohli’s opinions. When Kohli and Kapil had given the backing, the stage was set on Friday for Shastri to get a two-year extension.Ever since Shastri was involved in the Indian cricket team in his first stint as team director and in his second as the coach, the team has had plenty of highs and some prominent lows. The current situation of Kohli’s Indian team is that of the South African side in the 90s and early decade of the 21st century – bilateral series bullies but stumbling in the knockout stages of major ICC events.  If one looks at the broader picture, Shastri’s return makes sense. In Tests and T20Is since 2017, India a win-loss ratio of 1.428 but it is in ODIs where India has been really impressive, winning 42 out of 58 games. India’s overseas performance has improved dramatically in this time, winning series everywhere except England.  Shastri was at the helm when India won a Test series in Australia for the first time. All these achievements cannot be discounted in any way. However, what has gone against Shastri is India’s performance in major global events.Read here | Proven – Virat Kohli is the ultimate run-machine of the decade, here is proof2015,2016 and now 2019. The common link to the two World Cups and the World T20 held in India was the semi-final loss and the manner of their losses. In 2015, India were undone by an Australian team who were dominant at home while in 2016, they faced the fury of a determined West Indies side looking to make an impact. In 2019, India’s arrogance of taking New Zealand lightly, so much so that many experts wished India all the best for the ‘next two games’ hurt them big time. Read Here | WATCH – Virat Kohli’s hilarious expression when Rohit Sharma guessed his name in ‘heads up challenge’Fans are not happy about Shastri’s appointment due to the failures in ICC events. However, Shastri’s appointment is a mixed one primarily because in terms of overall numbers, it is very good. It is interesting to note Kapil Dev’s quote when asked about the repeated failure of the side in major events. “If any manager don’t win (a World Cup) with any team, they should be sacked? No, you look at overall picture and we are not looking at that, we are looking what presentation he has given, we have gone by that,” Kapil said. Shastri is familiar with the system and is aware of the problems of the players. In all of these numbers, there has just been three bad days in which India has suffered during Shastri’s tenure. Looking at all of these, it seems grossly unfair to sack Shastri at a time when two back-to-back World T20s are on the horizon in 2020 and 2021. DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by the author in this article are personal. News Nation does not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the organisation or its members. India lost in semi-final of 2015, 2016, 2019 ICC events.Ravi Shastri was the Indian team director from 2015 to 2016.Shastri got an extension after the 2019 World Cup for West Indies series.center_img highlightslast_img read more

Orange Madness music: What song each Syracuse player walked out to

first_img Related Stories Orange Madness superlatives: Highs and lows from unofficial kickoff to seasonGallery: Orange Madness kicks off Syracuse basketball seasons Published on October 16, 2015 at 7:44 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds The Syracuse men’s and women’s teams ran into the Carrier Dome for preseason introductions at Orange Madness on Friday night, and here is the walk-out song for each SU men’s player.Which player chose the best song? Leave us your thoughts in the comment section below.The players appear in number order.Michael Gbinije, Sr., G/F“Just Got Paid” by Johnny KempAdvertisementThis is placeholder textFranklin Howard, Fr., G“Down In The DM” by Yo GottiShaun Belbey, Fr., G“Pretty Girl Rock” by Keri HilsonMike Sutton, So., G“Hustle Gang” by ChosenTrevor Cooney, Sr., G“I Mean It” by G-EazyAdrian Autry, Fr., G“Best Friend” by Young ThugPaschal Chukwu, So., C“We Good” by FabolousKaleb Joseph, So., G“Power” by Kanye WestTyler Lydon, Fr., F“Small Town Throwdown” by Brantley GilbertTyler Roberson, Jr., F“RGF Island” by Fetty WapMalachi Richardson, Fr., G/F“March Madness” by FutureEvan Dourdas, Fr., G“Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)” by Rich Homie QuanDajuan Coleman, Jr., C“Sick Talk” by FutureJonathan Radner, Fr., G“Upper Echelon” by Travis ScottDoyin Akintobi-Adeyeye, So., F/C“Lay Up” by FutureChinonso Obokoh, Jr., C“Harder Than Them” by MainoKy Feldman, Fr., G“A Tale of 2 Cities” by J. ColeChristian White, Sr., G“Break The Law” by Mac Miller Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse rally falls short in 5-4 loss to No. 12 Florida State

first_imgSyracuse (15-11, 4-5 Atlantic Coast) scored its first runs of the weekend but still fell to No. 12 Florida State (26-6, 6-0), 5-4, on Sunday in Tallahassee, Florida. The Orange dropped its first two games to the Seminoles by a combined score of 7-0 and started ace Alexa Romero but couldn’t manage to steal a game from the reigning ACC champions.The teams alternated scoring through the first three innings, with FSU getting on the board first in the bottom of the opening frame. Michala Maciolek tied it in the ensuing inning, doubling home Bryce Holmgren. SU nearly took the lead on the next play, but Lailoni Mayfield was thrown out trying to score the go-ahead run.The Seminoles took the lead back in the bottom of the third on a little-league home run, as Cali Harrod tripled to right center and scored on an error by Gabby Teran. The score stood at 2-1 until the following bottom-half inning, when Florida State blew the game open. An RBI single by Korina Rosario doubled the Seminoles’ lead and Rosario was driven home a batter later on a Leslie Farris home run to left center.Syracuse scored an unearned run in the top of the fifth and was shutout in the sixth before putting up a rally in the final inning. A walk, single and error gave the Orange two runners in scoring position with two outs and its best offensive player at the plate.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHolmgren responded with a single down the left field line, cutting the FSU lead to one. She was stranded at first, however, as Mayfield struck out swinging the next at-bat to end the game.SU takes a break from its conference schedule on Wednesday when it travels to West Point for a doubleheader with Army. Comments Published on March 25, 2018 at 1:56 pm Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

I didn’t get enough gametime at Man Utd to play my best – Alexis Sanchez

first_imgForward Alexis Sanchez “does not regret” joining Manchester United but says he did not get enough playing time to be a success.The Chilean, 30, joined Inter Milan on a season-long loan deal in August after 19 months at Old Trafford.He was United’s highest earner on about £400,000 a week – but scored only five times in 45 games after joining from Arsenal in January 2018.“I’m very happy I went to Manchester United,” Sanchez told BBC Sport.“I’ve always said that. It’s the club that’s won the most in England.“When I went to Arsenal it was fantastic – I was happy there – but United were growing at the time, they were buying players to win something.“I wanted to join them and win everything. I don’t regret going there.”Sanchez scored 80 goals in 166 matches for Arsenal after signing for £30m from Barcelona in July 2014, and was nominated for the Professional Footballers’ Association Players’ Players of the Year award in 2017.However, his departure for United coincided with a severe downturn in form.He scored just two goals in 27 appearances for the Premier League side last season, although he impressed during Chile’s run to the Copa America semi-finals this summer, netting twice.Sanchez started only 31 of 77 possible games for United and completed 13 of those.“I think that I’m happy when I play for my national team,” he said.“I was happy at Manchester United too, but I’ve always said to my friends: I want to play.“If they would let me play I’ll do my best. Sometimes I’d play 60 minutes then I wouldn’t play the next game – and I didn’t know why.”Before his move to Inter Milan, Sanchez was not involved in pre-season matches and did not feature in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side’s first three league games, with the club citing an injury picked up on international duty.However, the Chilean said he felt “ready to play” after the Copa America.“I felt fine,” he said. “I think I did well in the Copa America.“After that, it [not playing any pre-season games] depended on the coach to let me play. You need to ask him this question, not me.” Tags: Alexis Sanchez Source: BBC Sportlast_img read more