JHTA to host charity golf tournament

first_imgThe Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) will host its fourth annual charity golf tournament at Cinnamon Hill, Sunday, April 17.The event, led by the Montego Bay chapter of the JHTA, attracts hundreds of amateur and pro golfers.”The tournament raises funds for a number of charities across Montego Bay, including Save the Child, Montego Bay Freeport Project, and House Number 10 at the SOS Children’s Village,” said Omar Robinson, vice-president, JHTA.”Through proceeds raised from the tournament, we have been able to do remarkable work in these institutions, along with the Tower Hill Basic School, where more than $2 million was spent to renovate the Tower Hill Basic School. That work aligns perfectly with the JHTA’s corporate social-responsibility values and our tradition of supporting the nation’s more vulnerable, and those who support them,” he added.CORPORATE MINGLEThe event will continue into the evening with a corporate mingle featuring special performances by Cindy Lewis, formerly of Byron Lee and the Dragonnaires, and the Bung Guh Lhung Steel Band.Last year there were 56 participants at the tournament.The JHTA Charity Golf Tournament is one of the premier tournaments on the island, with numerous prizes, including all-inclusive weekends, passes to various attractions, dinners, day passes, trophies, among other prizes on offer. This year a new trophy will be issued to the winning hotel team.The tournament is being billed as a family event with something for everyone, including a kiddies corner. It kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with organisations being encouraged to submit their entries by contacting the JHTA’s Montego Bay Chapter.last_img read more

Chelsea youngsters score late goal to continue remarkable run

first_imgChelsea’s youngsters maintained their 13-match unbeaten run after Lewis Baker snatched a 2-2 draw with an injury-time penalty against Reading in the Under-21 Premier League.The visitors started well and Dermot Drummy’s side were 2-0 down at the break but hit back through Andreas Christensen’s goal early in the second half.And Baker, who recently made his first-team debut for the Blues, fired home from the spot following a handball to complete the comeback.The team have scored a total of 18 goals in their last five matches.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

ESPN analyst would be ‘shocked’ if Kevin Durant doesn’t play Monday

first_imgESPN analyst Jay Williams, who had dinner with Kevin Durant the night before, said he “would be shocked” if the Warriors star doesn’t return to the court Monday night for Game 5 of the NBA Finals.Durant practiced Sunday after missing the Warriors’ last nine postseason games with a strained calf and, while the team is listing him as questionable to play, Williams has no doubt about the two-time Finals MVP’s status Monday in Toronto.“I would be shocked if we did not see KD on the basketball …last_img read more

What Have You Learned Lately?

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Some of us have the same year over and over again. We have a lot of experiences, and we have a lot of learning opportunities along the way, but we spend too little time capturing those learning experiences. We spend even less making the changes we need to make, even when we know what we’re doing isn’t working.Here are four things I have learned over the last quarter and what I think it means for me (as taken from my daily journal).As We Age, We Value CertaintyAs we age, we are more and more uncomfortable with uncertainty. We want to be certain that everything is going to be okay, that we are going to have enough, that our kids are going be alright, and that nothing disrupts life as we have known it.The implication for me is the understanding that some of the people in my life value certainty more than almost anything else, and that it’s my responsibility to try to help them to have it—or to make the uncertainty more comfortable.I’ve noticed the same thing happens as an organization matures. There is less an appetite for risk, and less of an appetite for upsetting the status quo. Certainty becomes a major driver (and sometimes the major driver).Trust Enables SpeedIn helping a company I am working with make a deal, I have noticed how much the lack of trust slows down business transactions. When parties don’t trust each other, when they question each other’s motives, the time and energy it takes to work through even the simplest of agreements is multiplied exponentially.Once trust exists and motives are no longer questioned, even the most complex of deals is easier to obtain and faster reached.The outcome of this learning for me is to do more work on building the relationships and building the trust very early. In fact, that should be the first objective. It doesn’t matter how good the deal looks, if the trust doesn’t exist, it’s going to be difficult to get there. And why would you ever do a deal with someone you don’t trust?The Gift of ListeningThere might not be any greater gift that you can give another human being than really listening to them. We want to be validated. We want to share our identity with other people, who we are, why we matter.We all need someone to listen to us, to acknowledge that we are here, that we are important.What this changes for me is my need to try to help people with the challenges and problems they share. I have a strong desire to help. But lately I have noticed that a lot of the time the help people are really seeking is someone to listen to them, to validate them. It’s okay not to try to help; sometimes listening is the help they need.LightsMy niece had a problem with a person she was close to. I wrote this for her, and I posted the picture to The Sales Blog Facebook page:Some people are made of light. They believe it is their duty to go out and turn on other lights. They make the world around them brighter.Some people are made of darkness. They don’t believe that their own light shines brightly enough, and they believe it is their duty to go and snuff out other lights. They believe this will make their own light shine brighter. But it doesn’t. It only makes the world around them darker.Don’t let anyone snuff out your light. Instead, burn all the brighter, and turn on all the other lights around you.We need to do more to help those who believe that they can make their own light brighter by snuffing out other lights. They need help turning on their own light. We need to do more to make sure that we are turning on more lights.QuestionsWhat have you learned over the last three months or so?How has what you have learned changed what you are doing?How do you keep track of what you are learning?What do you do to make sure you put what you have learned into practice?last_img read more

Kangna Ranaut won’t endorse Hilton fashion line

first_imgThe buzz has been doing the rounds that Kangna Ranaut has been approached by American socialite and business woman Paris Hilton to endorse her clothing line in Asia.However, Paris denied contacting Kangna and it is said the actress has allegedly been spreading this news to grab some limelight. Kangna, apparently, is very upset with this and her spokesperson claims she was indeed approached by Paris Hilton’s manager but things could not work out between them.Moreover, it is being said Kangna is planning to launch her own clothing line.last_img read more

2013 NT State Championships

first_imgThe Northern Territories’ most promising Touch Footballers will gather at the Darwin Turf Club from Friday, 24 May until Sunday, 26 May 2013, to take part in the Touch Football Northern Territory State Championships. 20 teams from across the Territory will take part in the three day event, competing in four divisions; Men’s and Women’s Open, 18’s Mixed and Over 35’s Mixed.Participants will travel from a wide range of regions across the Northern Territory for the event, including Alice Springs, Gove and East Arnhem Land, while several local Darwin teams will also compete. Round games will take place on Friday and Saturday before finals are contested on Sunday afternoon. In the 18’s Mixed division, Alice Springs is back to defend its title, as are Hoops For Health in the Women’s Open division. Last year’s Men’s Open runners up, Dodgers, will be looking to go one better this year after being beaten by one touchdown in last year’s final. To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2013 NT State Titles, please visit the following website:www.ntstatechamps.mytouchfooty.com. Related LinksNT State Champslast_img read more

5Dimes Releases Big Ten Football Champion Moneyline Odds

first_imgThe 2015 Big Ten football champion won’t be decided until this December, but it’s already time to start thinking about which programs have put themselves in the best positions to take the crown. 5Dimes has released its Big Ten Champion moneyline odds, and as you’d imagine, the Ohio State Buckeyes, with three potential Heisman Trophy candidates at quarterback, are the favorite to repeat as champions. Michigan State, Wisconsin and Nebraska are the next-best bets.Purdue has the worst odds, as you’d imagine. If you put down $100 on the Boilermakers, you’d make $8,000 if they won the B1G title.Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 1.35.28 PMMichigan, in its first season under new head coach Jim Harbaugh, has the sixth-best odds at +1300. You can check out odds for all of the conferences, as well as the national title, here.last_img read more