first_imgA closeup of Joey Bosa leaving the field.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Defensive lineman Joey Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks off the field after being ejected for targeting during the first quarter of the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Buckeyes defeated the Fighting Irish 44-28. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Ohio State’s football program won the 2016 NFL Draft, having 12 former Buckeyes taken during the draft’s seven rounds (including five in the first round). Two more former OSU stars – Tyvis Powell and Jalin Marshall – have already agreed to unsigned free agent deals. 12 Buckeyes off to new places in this record-setting draft. Congrats guys and best of luck! #NFLDraft2016 #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/WOA2bcREwI— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) April 30, 2016What numbers will OSU’s rookies wear in the NFL? Here’s what we’ve found. Joey Bosa – 99New Chargers DE Joey Bosa on his new number: “97 was taken. Not too many choices. But I like 99.” Was either 90, 96 or 99.— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) April 29, 2016Ezekiel Elliott – 21. @OhioStateFB RB Ezekiel Elliott @EzekielElliott to wear No. 21 for Dallas Cowboys. Other 21s: Joseph Randle, Julius Jones, Deion Sanders.— Brandon George (@DMN_George) May 2, 2016Eli Apple – not yet known.Taylor Decker – not yet known. Darron Lee – not yet known. Michael Thomas – 13. Vonn Bell – not yet known. Adolphus Washington – not yet known. Braxton Miller – 13. Nick Vannett – not yet known. Joshua Perry – not yet known. Cardale Jones – No. 7 (this hasn’t been officially announced, but it looks like Jones hinted at it on Twitter.)~7~— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 1, 2016Jalin Marshall – not yet known. Tyvis Powell – not yet known.last_img read more

first_imgMichigan head coach Jim Harbaugh patting a player on the head.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Jim Harbaugh celebrates a first half score with Shea Patterson #2 while playing the Nebraska Cornhuskers on September 22, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Michigan pulled out a 20-17 win over Northwestern today on the road. The Wolverines had to overcome a 17-0 deficit to do so.They also had to get past some questionable officiating. Most glaring was this bizarre holding penalty called on running back Karan Higdon late in the contest.After the game, Harbaugh was asked about the refs. He answered in very Harbaugh fashion.In doing so, he jokingly put his AD on the spot.Jim Harbaugh asked about the officiating and says “Warde Manuel told me to let him handle that.”Manuel, standing in the back of the room: “Nope! Nope! Nope!”— Nick Piotrowicz (@NickPiotrowicz) September 30, 2018Shaky officiating or not, Michigan will take this win. The Wolverines came out incredibly flat and struggled offensively from the get-go.It was ugly, but they have won four straight since the loss to Notre Dame. With Wisconsin, Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan State still on the schedule, they had to have this game.The Wolverines’ next game will be next Saturday at Maryland.last_img read more

A general view of the Georgia Bulldog's football field.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 6: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Central Michigan Chippewas at Sanford Stadium on September 6, 2008 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)Five-star linebacker Nakobe Dean is the latest elite prospect off the board on National Signing Day. Dean revealed his commitment moments ago.Dean is heading to Georgia. The Horn Lake (Miss.) product chose the Bulldogs over Ole Miss, Alabama, LSU and others.He announced the news during ESPNU’s National Signing Day special.BREAKING: 5-star Nakobe Dean picks #UGA. #Dawgs beat Ole Miss, Alabama, LSU, and Texas A&M for the nation’s No. 1 inside linebacker https://t.co/pYSUn2xiVM pic.twitter.com/mEuguB1L4c— Kipp Adams (@KippLAdams) December 19, 2018Dean is the No. 1 inside linebacker in the 2019 class, and the 14th-ranked player overall according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.His teammate, four-star defensive back Raydarius Jones, committed to LSU today, so the two will be seeing each other on the field in the future.National Signing Day is rolling along, and there are a few more major recruits left to announce.Stick with The Spun for the latest updates. read more

first_imgGeorgia's live mascot Uga on the field attached to a leash.JACKSONVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 28: The Georgia Bulldogs mascot ‘Uga’ barks in the end zone during a game against the Florida Gators at Alltel Stadium on October 28, 2006 in Jacksonville, Florida. Florida defeated Georgia 21-14. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)The Georgia-Tennessee game on October 5 will have an extra special meaning for the newest member of the Bulldogs.Tennessee junior tight end Eli Wolf has announced that he is grad transferring to Georgia for his final year of eligibility.Wolf made the announcement in a post on Twitter, thanking all of the people who assisted him in securing a spot on the team, as well as the fanbase who supported him.“After exploring my options to finish my final season of college football, I have decided to transfer from the University of Tennessee,” Wolf wrote. “I want to thank everyone at Tennessee, past and present, who helped me grow on and off the field.“Special thanks to all of volnation who have supported me on this journey. I will leave the University of Tennessee with great memories, lasting friendships, and a college degree.“I have chosen to play my last collegiate season at the University of Georgia. I am blessed, humbled, but most importantly very excited at the opportunity ahead of me. Thanks again for all your support and God bless.”#GoDawgs pic.twitter.com/OJvZ0QjhHO— Eli Wolf (@EliWolf16) February 7, 2019 Wolf is a former walk-on who was put on scholarship in 2017. He played both fullback and tight end during his time with the Vols.In 2016, he caught one pass for eight yards. In three games in 2017, he had three catches for 48 yards.This past season he finished with five receptions for 30 yards, and had his first touchdown against South Carolina.Wolf is the younger brother of former Vols star Ethan Wolf, who averaged 22 or more receptions per year in his four years as a starter.last_img read more

first_img Reuters TurinApril 17, 2019UPDATED: April 17, 2019 10:02 IST Ajax took complete control of the match in the second half (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAjax came from behind to clinch a 3-2 aggregate win vs JuventusCristiano Ronaldo had put Juventus ahead in the 28th minute with a typically emphatic headerMatthijs de Ligt and Donny van de Beek scored the goals for AjaxAjax Amsterdam followed up their elimination of Real Madrid by producing a spell-binding display of inventive, passing football to win 2-1 away to Juventus on Tuesday and end the Serie A team’s dreams of winning the Champions League.Ajax’s 19-year-old captain Matthijs de Ligt headed the winner from the corner in the 67th minute of the quarter-final second leg as the Dutch side came from behind to clinch a 3-2 aggregate win and reach the last four for the first time since 1996/97.Cristiano Ronaldo, aiming for a fourth successive Champions League title after winning the last three with Real Madrid, put Juventus ahead in the 28th minute with a typically emphatic header, his sixth goal of the competition.But Donny van de Beek levelled six minutes later before the visitors swept Juventus aside in the second half with wave after wave of attacks as they earned a semi-final against Manchester City or Tottenham Hotspur.”Can we can go on to win the competition? Well, we are in the semi-finals now. And we have eliminated two of the favourites in the last two rounds. The next games will be very difficult, but so were these ones. So who knows?,” said De Ligt.Frenkie de Jong added: “We dominated after the break and were well worth our victory. In fact, we probably should have won by more.”Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana gave his team an early scare when his clearance was charged down by Emre Can but the rebound flew wide.Ajax settled well after that but, despite not playing well, Juventus went ahead when Ronaldo got away from the defenders to score the 126th Champions League goal of his career.advertisementThere was a long delay for the VAR review, the referee eventually going to the pitchside monitor with the ball back on the centre circle ready for the re-start, before the goal was confirmed.Ajax kept their cool and took six minutes to level, helped by a somewhat lucky break.Hakim Ziyech’s long-range shot hit a defender and fell perfectly for Van de Beek who, unmarked and onside, slotted the ball calmly past Wojciech Szczesny, and then had to wait for another long VAR check before the goal was confirmed.Ajax took complete control in the second half and their geometric passing repeatedly opened up the Juventus defence, which sorely missed injured veteran Giorgio Chiellini.Szczesny made one-handed save from Ziyech after Juventus were opened up again and then turned Van de Beek’s curling shot over for a corner.Juventus were rocking but, ironically, Ajax’s winner came from an old-fashioned header as De Ligt outjumped two defenders to score.Ajax had chances for further goals and Ronaldo’s frustration boiled over in stoppage time when he was booked for a lunging tackle from behind near the centre circle.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Juventus vs Ajax AmsterdamFollow Champions League Next Ajax knock out Juventus to enter first Champions League semifinal since 1997Ajax’s 19-year-old captain Matthijs de Ligt headed the winner from the corner in the 67th minute of the quarter-final second leg as the Dutch side came from behind to clinch a 3-2 aggregate win.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img India Today Web Desk ManchesterJuly 9, 2019UPDATED: July 9, 2019 22:34 IST The 1st semi-final between India and New Zealand wa interrupted due to rain (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSNew Zealand were 211/5 in 46.1 overs when rain arrived at Old TraffordA number of funny memes cropped up on TwitterFans ridiculed the ICC for scheduling the World Cup in EnglandThe World Cup 2019 semi-final being played between India and New Zealand in Manchester has been hit by rain. Showers arrived with New Zealand’s score at 211/5 after 46.1 overs and the ground staff quickly covered the square as the rain threatened to get heavier.With the showers not relenting till 10.00 PM IST, cricket fans had enough time to keep coming up with a number of funny memes and jokes all over social media. While some blasted the ICC for hosting the tournament in England, a few others took a dig at New Zealand’s batting performance.Here are some of the best Twitter reactions:The “Rain” has been lasted longer than any of the New Zealand batsmen did at the pitch…Agree??#INDvNZ #NZvIND #CWC2019 #IndiavsNewzealand #SemiFinal1Prity Singh (@pritsi2101) July 9, 2019Watch and learn @ICC watch and learn! That’s how you do it! @cricketworldcup @BCCI @BLACKCAPS #INDvNZ #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/CSS2GXRV34Saurabh Bhardwaj (@Saurabhsays_) July 9, 2019I think this structure should be mandatory for evry ground in #England #INDvNZ #CWC19 #indvnz pic.twitter.com/U6aV9dTneAMeet (@KingOf7Lords) July 9, 2019Rain has lasted longer than any New Zealand batsman did at the pitch. #INDvNZ #indiavsNewzealand pic.twitter.com/tMI4qgNWjhSharad Kotriwala (@ModijiKaHathHai) July 9, 2019DuckworthLewisStern method should be included in the CBSE class 10 syllabus #INDvNZ @BCCINikunj Choudhari (@Nikunj_nixu) July 9, 2019#INDvNZ1. When Mom tells you to fill all the bottles and put into refrigerator2. When Mom arrives and see no bottles filled. pic.twitter.com/yUFAm6aAytVishwajeet Kumar (@Vishwaj51666629) July 9, 2019advertisementWe need cricket grounds like this #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/NmHsQObWfGMahesh Sankpal (@sankpal_mahesh) July 9, 2019Earlier, slower bouncers, cutters and the knuckle-balls ruled the roost as the Indian bowlers showed why they are considered one of the best in world cricket at present. Even as the team management surprised many by deciding to drop the in-form Mohammad Shami, the trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya showed that they were up for the challenge.New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson scored a fighting 95-ball 67 even as the Kiwi batsmen found the going extremely tough on the slow wicket on offer.Also Read | World Cup 2019 semi-final: How much will India need to chase if New Zealand do not bat again?Also Read | Martin Guptill: Leading run-scorer in 2015 World Cup, goes through nightmarish time in 2019For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow India vs New Zealand Next commentary No data available! advertisement Rain lasted longer than any New Zealand batsman: Funny memes outWith rain playing spoilsport during the 1st semi-final of World Cup 2019 played between India and New Zealand, fans took to Twitter to take a dig at ICC scheduling, rains and everything in between. graphs view more view less scorecardlast_img read more

first_img The Best Small-Space Furniture for Living Tiny Editors’ Recommendations A Brief History of the Tervis Tumbler and Why You Need One Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, you’ve undoubtedly caught wind of all the hullabaloo surrounding the next generation game consoles from Microsoft and Sony. Tech sites have been going wild with predictions on which machine will win the living room for the next few years, and while many have already dubbed Sony’s PlayStation 4 as the winner of the “console wars,” we think Microsoft’s console deserves recognition for some of its features.Microsoft understands that not everyone uses their consoles solely for gaming, so they built their machine to be an all-in-one entertainment hub – hence choosing the name Xbox One even though it’s a third generation console. And if the name wasn’t clear enough, Microsoft’s design language makes it abundantly clear that the box is meant for more than just gaming. The two-tone, two-textured exterior is surely intended to communicate the Xbox One’s dual purpose.In addition to playing games, the console also functions like a cable box. If you’re a cable or satellite TV subscriber, Xbox One will give you seamless access to all your favorite channels right from the console – no input switching necessary.But that’s not even the coolest part. Microsoft has also outfitted the console with voice and gesture controls, so switching between TV and games is as easy as saying “watch TV,” or “go to game.” This might not be the most groundbreaking feature, but based on what Microsoft showed off at its press event last month, this live switching feature works incredibly fast, which makes One more appealing as an entertainment platform.Microsoft’s new console also comes with the ability to multitask, meaning you can not only switch between games, apps, and live TV without needing to hit pause, but also run apps side by side on the same screen. How awesome would it be to watch the news while simultaneously fighting off a horde of flesh-eating zombies? Or watching live sports while also keeping tabs on your Fantasy team?Sony’s console might’ve won the hearts of serious gamers, but Xbox One’s futuristic features and innovative interface give it a leg up in our book. Unfortunately, the console won’t be available until November, but you can pre-order one now on Microsoft’s site. Introducing a New Look for The Manual Spare Your Palate with the Best Things to Drink While Bowling The Best Hats for Men to Fit Every Occasion last_img read more

first_img Rob Lowe’s Montecito Millon-Dollar Manse Hits the Market For the record, Portland is nothing like the TV Show Portlandia. Or at least we didn’t see that side of PDX. It is very young, very cool although there are way, way too many tattooed people, but it isn’t horribly hipster like parts of Brooklyn can be. There is a fine line and Portland is on it. One main reason is everyone is incredibly nice. That’s not very hipster is it? In every store, bar and restaurant people are happy, friendly and helpful without serving an ounce of ‘tude’ (minus one whiskey bar).Besides the general happiness of the city and the bike friendliness that blew our minds (is this Copenhagen?), we were also stoked to find so many great shops, restaurants and bars that do it right. This may be due to the fact that those younguns  have pretty good jobs and like to spend their money on quality. Nike, Wieden + Kennedy and Poler are all based in the City of Roses (as is our brother site, Digital Trends).There is too much to cover in one guide, but here are some of the top spots that really curled our mustache.Stay: Hotel LuciaThis modern boutique hotel is right in the heart of downtown and most of the must see spots are in walking distance. If you need a cab just ask the hotel to call one for you. This isn’t the kind of town one can easily wave one down.Also the two restaurants in the hotel are stellar. The Imperial is a great little restaurant with great entrees. We devoured the Semolina Corn Cake with Coombs family maple syrup for a hearty wintery breakfast. The Portland Penny Diner is the other option and they make a mean duck sausage, egg croissant sammich for a quick hangover cure.The Ace HotelLocated in the old Clyde Hotel building this is another outpost that is a quick walk to the Pearl District and other great locations. There is Portland’s own Stumptown right off the lobby so you get a double dose of hip in one spot. Clyde Common is their superb restaurant that we discuss further down.Hotel De LuxeOriginally built as the Hotel Mallory in 1912 as one of the most luxurious hotels in Portland, it was revamped in 2006 and is now not only swanky but loads of fun. There is a screening room where they hold pop-up screenings and the Driftwood bar is known for seriously good cocktails. The hotel also rolls out the red carpet for your pets too.Eat:Ned LuddThis is the food lover’s climax of farm to table. Chef Jason French changes the menu weekly to ensure guests are gettin’ down on the best bounty Oregon has to offer.Voodoo DonutsWe know this place gets cheers and jeers from every travel writer but just go, eat a huge, awesome donut and thank us later. It’s a hoot and total early 90s flashback complete with homeless hippies hovering near the front door. As they say, “The magic is in the hole!”The Woodsman’s TavernThis cozy nook opened in the fall of 2011 and has been serving savory dishes from smoked mussels to serious pork chops to a packed house ever since. This is a popular place so book early or just hit the bar and try a Richmond Sour.Boxer RamenThis is another retreat that gets packed quickly. Luckily it is located in the awesome Union Way arcade where you can pop into some great shops (including Danner, Spruce Apothecary and Steven Alan). But once you are in, the menu is tiny and kick ass. Definitely get the Okonomiyaki tots to go with your big ole bowl of ramen.Drink:ExpatriateSome may find this place a little over done for the Portland scene, but it’s exactly what Portland needs. When we entered this tiny little gem we sat at the bar while the lady DJ stood next to us playing some old Björk remix we hadn’t heard in eons. There was a 1930s movie playing silently on one wall and the bartenders were happily mixing up some excellent libations in front of an incredible golden Chinese archway all designed by this fella.Clyde CommonOpened in 2007, this European style tavern is the spot to go to for spirits actually aged in house by bartender Jeffrey Morganthaler. Housed in the Ace Hotel, the food isn’t anything to scoff at either. Their hamburger is a favorite as are their rotating boards (ours had seared beef tongue, yogurt, watercress, pearl onion, mushrooms and a shot of Manhattan).The Victory BarEvery city needs a handsome bar full of caustic wit. Victory is it! Don’t believe us? Read the FAQ’s before heading there. Once you get there order one of their Belgian beers or go for a local Portland brew. If you are a cocktail man the Corpse Reviver #4 is a winner. Oh, and once you are drunk and hungry shimmy into the restaurant and order some spätzle. There is a reason a local paper declared Victory the best bar of 2013.Whiskey Soda LoungeLocated inside Pok Pok, Andy Ricker’s famous Thai dive (his cookbook is a favorite of Andrew Zimmern and others) their cocktails offer something different and refreshing from the ‘mixologist’ items on many menus these days. How about a house infused Kaffir Lime gin served with tonic? House made ginger syrup? Som honey drinking vinegar? Oh yeah.Shop:CanoeFor the design minded shopper this place takes the cake. It reminded us of the museum shops you find at MoMA with various items displayed with their designers’ names, date of creation and description. And no, that doesn’t mean they are pricey. We found an excellent scarf from Michigan based woolen mill Fairbault as well as awesome totes from local bag maker Chester Wallace.Beam and AnchorOk so this is the Portland shopping mecca. Period. Located in a far off land near the rail yards (call the cab!) it is well worth the 10 minute drive. We spent over an hour zoning out on incredibly crafted candles, stationary, soaps and leather crafts all displayed on tables made by locals. This is the kind of place that you feel like family as soon as you darken the door. Good people and great products.Portland Outdoor StoreYou may just have a panic attack amid all of the clutter but after a couple of deep breaths take your time to amble through this historic landmark that opened in 1914. This is how we remember Filson and Woolrich being sold way before it was lauded by a new generation. This is the store where the real working man comes to shop. Be sure to check out every floor. The saddle room will make you wish you owned your own ranch and the rack of glittery Western cowboy shirts will have you Instagraming before you can shout, ‘Yeehaw!’.DannerPortland may be a bit rainy at the moment (ok, most of the year) but when the sun is shining there is no better place for an epic afternoon hike. Since 1932 Danner has been making Portlander’s best hiking boots and is having a resurgence recently with the Made in America movement in full swing. One of their stores is located in Union Way where Boxer Ramen is also located. Check out all the boots as well as camping equipment, apparel and big ole wooly socks. They also carry one of our favorite grooming brands, Juniper Ridge.Spruce ApothecaryLocated down the hall from Danner (we are telling you, Union Way is a one stop alley of awesomeness) is this epicenter of all things grooming. A great spot to find gifts as well as serious razors (we are still lusting after a silver one we eyed there), old school shave cream, toothpaste and colognes.Tanner GoodsThey may not be a heritage brand, but Tanner crafts like they have been doing it for 100 years. Their HQ is chocked full of good lookin’ wallets, belts, bags and even dog collars all made with premium materials and made right there in Portland. On another note, Tanner has a great magazine rack to buy up before the flight back home. Editors’ Recommendations The Best Lodges in the U.S. for Drinking and Relaxing 1. Hotel Lucia, Portland 2. Ace Hotel, Portland 3. Clyde Common at The Ace Hotel 4. Boxer Ramen photography by Dina Avila 5. Beam & Anchor, Portland 6. Tanner Store, Portlandcenter_img Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Men Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacylast_img read more

first_img The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain Super-hot chile peppers have intrigued and beguiled humanity for at least 6,000 years. While peppers can be delicious, many folks seem more attracted to the punishing heat. If you’re the kind of person who sees an erupting volcano and thinks, “I want to put my tongue on that,” then the super-hot peppers on this list are for you. For help identifying the hottest peppers in the world, we reached out to Dr. Paul Bosland, Director of the Chile Pepper Institute of New Mexico State University. We could call him Dr. Pepper, but let’s not.Where Does the Heat Come From?“The heat in a chile pepper comes from alkaloids called capsaicinoids,” says Dr. Bosland. Environmental conditions and genetics affect how hot a pepper gets, and the spiciness can vary widely from pepper to pepper. It’s believed that chile peppers evolved extreme heat as a defense mechanism from predators. Humans, meanwhile, have evolved to become super-dumb pepper-eaters. Checkmate, peppers.Chile pepper heat is often measured via the Scoville Organoleptic Test. “In the test, human subjects taste a series of prepared chile samples to determine the heat level,” according to a guide published by the CPI. “The samples are diluted in the laboratory until heat can no longer be detected by the tasters. A single unit of dilution is called a Scoville Heat Unit.” Jalapeños, which represent the limit of heat for some people, have somewhere between 2,000 and 10,000 SHUs. “Pure capsaicin, one of the capsaicinoids found in chile peppers, is 16 million Scoville Heat Units,” says Dr. Bosland.5. Trinidad 7-pot JonahAt 780,000 SHUs, the Trinidad 7-pot Jonah is said to have enough heat for seven pots of stew. This pepper comes from the Chaguanas region of Trinidad, an island located just off the coast of Venezuela. In fact, most of the world’s super-hot peppers are thought to have originated on Trinidad, then made their way to Europe and Asia during the Columbian Exchange. The Trinidad 7-pot Jonah is about an inch or two long, and typically has a sweet, nutty flavor.4. Bhut JolokiaThe bhut jolokia, which roughly translates to “ghost pepper,” turns the temperature up to 1 million SHUs. These peppers are usually red or orange in color, and a bit longer than the 7-pot Jonahs. An alternative name for this pepper means “poison” in Assamese, if that gives you any idea of its heat. India, the bhut jolokia’s country of origin, has even incorporated this beastly pepper into non-lethal hand grenades.Related: Move Over Sriracha! There’s a New Hot Sauce in Town3. Trinidad ScorpionClocking in at about 1.5 million SHUs, this son of a gun is roughly 230 times hotter than your average jalapeño. This pepper has earned the name “scorpion” because of the stinger-like point at the end. The considerable sting one feels while eating it probably has something to do with the name, too. After taking a bite of the Trinidad Scorpion, you might cool yourself down with a tall glass of real scorpions.2. Douglah Trinidad ChocolateSurprise, surprise, another super-hot pepper from Trinidad. This rascal is often grown to have a sweet flavor and a brownish, chocolatey hue. However, its similarities with chocolate end there. With about 1.8 million SHUs, this pepper will blow the roof off of your mouth, and probably your house. Whatever you do, do not give out Douglah Trinidad Chocolates on Halloween.1. Trinidad Moruga Scorpion  At 2 million SHUs, you should finalize your will, kiss your loved ones goodbye, and abandon all hope before you try the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion. To give you some perspective, classic red Tabasco Sauce peaks at about 5,000 SHUs, making the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion at least 400 times hotter than the so-called “hot sauce.” The capsaicinoids in this pepper are strong enough to eat through latex gloves — imagine what they can do to your mouth.If you want to go even hotter, you might try the Carolina Reaper, which was named the hottest pepper in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2013. However, the Chili Pepper Institute has not yet confirmed it as the world’s hottest pepper. Still, the Carolina Reaper deserves an honorable mention at the very least.Dr. Bosland recommends being very careful when eating any of the above peppers. “These chile peppers go well with citrus notes, fish, and tropical fruit,” he says. “One of the best ways to soothe the heat is milk. Milk contains a protein, casein, that counters the capsaicinoids.”The Chile Pepper Institute was founded in 1992. If you’re interested in purchasing the seeds of the world’s hottest peppers, check out the CPI’s online store. The Best American Liqueur The Best American Gin Editors’ Recommendations The Best History Podcasts for Learning About Everything From Pirates to Presidents The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Nowlast_img read more

first_imgCinco de Mayo is kind of an odd holiday. First off, it is not Mexico’s Independence Day (that’s September 16th). Rather, it commemorates Mexico’s 1862 victory over the French Army in the Battle of Puebla. It was an impressive underdog victory for the outgunned and outnumbered Mexican army, and has long served as a patriotic symbol for Mexicans and Mexican-Americans.These days, Cinco de Mayo is a general celebration of Mexican and Mexican-American culture and heritage. It’s a much bigger deal in the U.S. than it is in Mexico — maybe because every day in Mexico is a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. Like most holidays, Cinco de Mayo is a great excuse to drink a considerable amount of alcohol — so let’s get started, shall we? Here are some unique Cinco de Mayo drinks to try.1. Spicy MargaritaCourtesy of Cointreau2 oz. Blanco tequila1 oz. Cointreau3/4 oz. lime juice2 slices jalapenoPinch of cilantroDirections:Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and add ice. Shake and strain into an iced rocks glass. Garnish with cilantro and jalapeno spiral.2. The Berry MargaritaCourtesy of CointreauIngredients:1.5 oz. tequila1 oz. Cointreau½ oz. lime juice½ oz. blackberriesDirections:Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a sugar-rimmed rocks glass. Garnish with 2 blackberries on a silver toothpick3. The Piña MargaritaCourtesy of CointreauIngredients:2 oz. tequila1 oz. Cointreau1 oz. lime juice1 oz. pineapple juiceDirections:Muddle fresh pineapple in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients with ice and shake. Strain over ice in a cinnamon-sugar rimmed rocks glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge4. Spicy Raspberry MargaritaCourtesy of el Jimador TequilaIngredients:1.5 oz. el Jimador Reposado0.5 oz. Chambord1 oz. Sprite2 oz. sour mix3 dashes of TabascoDirections:Combine ingredients and shake with ice. Pour into margarita glass rimmed with spicy salt. Garnish with a lime wedge.5. Tamarind PalomaCourtesy of el Jimador TequilaIngredients:1.5 oz. of el Jimador blanco1.5 oz. Bohemia beer0.5 oz. fresh lemon juice0.5 oz. tamarind syrup2 dashes orange bittersDirections:Shake all ingredients (except the Bohemia beer) with ice, then pour over fresh ice into a Collins glass. Fill rest of glass with Bohemia beer.Related: National Margarita Day Has Come Again!6. The Horseshoe MargaritaCourtesy of Herradura TequilaIngredients:2 parts Tequila Herradura Silver1 part fresh squeezed lime juice0.5-0.75 part agave nectar (to taste)Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake hard so that some of the ice melts, then strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.7. Herradura VesuvioCourtesy of Herradura TequilaIngredients: 2 oz. Herradura Silver 0.75 oz. red pepper juice 0.5 oz. lime juice 0.25 oz. Cholula hot sauce 0.25 oz. agave nectarDirections:Rim a coupe glass with cayenne pepper and salt mix. Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour into the chilled coupe glass.8. Smoky SageCourtesy of Megan of Moloko in Portland, ORIngredients:1 sprig muddled sage0.75 oz lime0.75 oz ginger simple1.5 oz Del Maguey Vida MezcalDirections:Shake and strain over ice in a Collins glass. Top with soda and garnish with fresh sage.9. Jimi PunchCourtesy of el Jimador TequilaIngredients (20 servings):1 bottle el Jimador Silver1 bottle Korbel Champagne6 oz. Campari6 oz. agave Syrup1 liter orange juice0.25 liter lemon juice1 orange cut into slices1 tray of raspberriesDirections:Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl and add lots of ice. Stir, cover, and leave to sit 20 mins before serving. Stir occasionally afterward.10. St. RitaCourtesy of St. GermainIngredients:2 oz. tequila1 oz. St. Germain elderflower liqueur3⁄4 oz. freshly squeezed lime juiceDirections: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.Enjoy these Cinco de Mayo drinks responsibly! Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make 6 Essential Scotch Cocktails That You Need to Know How to Drink Absinthe and Live to Tell the Tale How to Make a Blood and Sand Cocktail Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

first_img How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know You might think the owners of a company selling grass-fed meats would have been the least likely people on the planet to start such an endeavor. That’s because before Taylor Collins and Katie Forrest developed Epic they were both vegans. “We are both competitive athletes,” said Collins, “but our bodies weren’t recovering. We weren’t getting the vitamins and proteins we needed. When we introduced grass fed meats into our diet, it was a game changer. We felt great in a couple of days.”They created a protein bar out of grass fed meats to fit their own nutritional needs, but decided to put it into production when they received a lot of positive feedback. “The first year and a half, we only had four bars,” said Collins. “We’ve now expanded to 36 products including a jerky like product and trail mix, but our bars are still the most popular. The Bison Bacon Cranberry is our number one best seller. It’s ridiculously delicious.”Other bar flavors include Bacon, Chicken Sesame BBQ, Beef Apple Bacon, Turkey Almond Cranberry, Beef Habanero Cherry, Chicken Sriracha, Pulled Pork Pineapple, and Lamb Current Mint. A sample pack of all nine flavors retails for $26. The company has just unveiled its newest products: animal oils. They come in three varieties: Grass Fed Beef Tallow, Berkshire Pork Lard, and Cage-Free Duck Fat. Single jars retail for $8.99.The next big thing for Epic is a major purchase. “We’re starting a ranch right outside Austin, Texas where we’ll raise the animals we use in our product,” said Collins. “Bisons, chickens, sheep, and cows will all be in the same pasture; all complementing each other. Nature loves biodiversity.”Epic products are available on their website, but they are also offered for sale nationally through Whole Foods, Vitamin Shoppe, and outdoor retailers like REI. “Pretty much any natural food grocery store you go into will have our products,” he said. Editors’ Recommendations The Best Vodka Mixers for Stocking Your Home Bar The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities What’s So Great About the Icelandic Hot Dog? The Burger Show’s Alvin Cailan Shares His Burger-Making Secretslast_img read more

first_img A Beginner’s Guide to Road Biking Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) Founded in Hudson, Massachusetts in 1975, Penfield clothing company has built its foundation on providing high-quality down-insulated outerwear at attractive prices. As anyone who’s ever shopped for a solid down jacket can attest, this isn’t always the easiest thing to accomplish. For founder Harvey Gross, he succeeded at this by acquiring a small manufacturing facility in Hudson capable of producing down — instead of outsourcing the labor. Because the mill was located in New England, Gross was able to expertly craft his collection’s to stand up to the somewhat schizophrenic weather native to the area.Related: Travel in style with Hook & AlbertToday, Penfield’s extensive collection of outerwear completely embraces its northeastern heritage, epitomizing New England style and celebrating the region’s aesthetic. The company beautifully continues this with the recent release of its Spring/Summer 2016 men’s collection which introduces a bevy of new (and flashy) prints to its already impressive lineup. With the Botanical and Spring/Summer prints, Penfield customers won’t have to look much further than their wardrobe to find playful, summer inspiration.“New product injections enrich the collection available in a wealth of new prints and colors, resulting in a diverse offering finely balanced with the brand’s origins in classic outdoor apparel,” reads the company’s press release.Aside from the spirited new prints, Penfield’s upcoming collection also embraces historically beloved colors such as petrol can red and boat yellow, which perfectly capture 1970s New England history. Additionally, the brand chose to focus on a selection of clothing that excels when layered and displays extreme durability no matter what climate they are worn in. From its classic rain jacket to a standard bomber jacket, Penfield offers its customers a varied array of product that will keep you comfortable, dry, and (above all) looking good throughout the spring and summer. 5 Canadian Lifestyle Brands You Need to Know The Best Best Big and Tall Men’s Clothing and Brands last_img read more

first_imgWhen your jeans are as iconic as Levi’s, it might make sense to leave them be. But, not a brand to rest, Levi’s launched your new favorite denim last week–the Levi’s 505™C, a rock-inspired style that pays homage to its heritage while resting firmly in modern style territory.The new silhouette was released last week at hallowed NYC rock venue Bowery Ballroom and featured a performance by Levi’s icon Debbie Harry; fittingly enough, the new denim plays off the Levi’s 505, a classic silhouette beloved by rockers like the Ramones in the 60s and 70s — heck, it’s even the jean you see on the cover of the Rolling Stones’ seminal album Sticky Fingers. Levi’s 505™C nods to that heritage yet offers up a different take, featuring a customized slim fit and a variety of washes. The brand calls it “the 70s rock jean cut for today,” and it’s tough to argue with that statement.The 505 has a heritage all its own — it took off in popularity at a time when the brand’s San Francisco roots coexisted alongside the Summer of Love and West Coast counterculture. Karyn Hilman, the brand’s chief product officer, noted in a release that the 505 in particular “rose to fame during an era of unrivaled creativity in art and music,” yet she said Levi’s 505™C is a “modern and slimmer take on this classic.” That’s music to the ears of today’s denim-loving, rock-obsessed, festival-going crowd.The Levi’s 505™C is slim-straight style featuring a slight hint of stretch — that’s certainly technology that wasn’t around in punk rock’s heyday. It’s available in a range of washes suitable for every taste, from the faded black Dee Dee wash to the stonewashed Tommy to the classic dark blue Elvis, all featuring a nicely tailored fit that works just about any day of the week.Available for both men and women, the jean manages to feel both current and retro at the same time. For budding music fans, seasoned show goers and menswear aficionados alike, it’s great news.The jeans should perform admirably at your next concert alongside a slim-fit T-shirt and a pair of sturdy chukka boots, and a pair like the classic dark blue Elvis could even add a bit of rocker edge to a lightweight blazer this summer.Of course, there might be no better match for the Levi’s 505™C than classic white sneakers, a cold beer and a front-row, standing-room view for some rock music — loud rock music. Throw on your Levi’s, plug in and jam away — it’s how they’re meant to be worn. How to Cultivate Mid-Century Modern Style in Your Own Home The New Fender Vintera Series Harkens Back to the Beginnings of Rock and Roll The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected What Is the Best Jean Style for You? Editors’ Recommendations The Best Black Jeans to Have You Stepping Out in Style last_img read more

first_img A Rev-ealing Conversation About IndyCar Racing with Takuma Sato The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors Whether it’s in the backyard or five-miles deep off a mountainous trail, a campfire cookout is about more than just eating, but being together as a tribe. This is one of our happiest of places, and it might be yours too, until the food is done and you’re forced to play balancing act on your lap with your plate.The Japanese outdoor gear company Snow Peak— famous for its Giga Power outdoor stoves— has solved this ever-annoying problem with a hibachi-meets-BBQ table, the Jikaro Table ($325).Despite being sold at REI, many outdoorists still don’t know about Snow Peak. (That changes NOW.) The company began in 1958 when Japanese mountaineer Yukio Yamai started making his own climbing gear out of discontent for what was offered on the market.For reference, ski bindings and neoprene wetsuits were considered groundbreaking at that time… so the category of outdoor gear didn’t have the techy or quality engineered super-products we revel in today.Yukio’s son Toru was the one who really brought Snow Peak to the masses from the 80s on, and in every new product the brand releases you see both a harmony in vision and a new boundary broken.In the case of the Jikaro Fireing Table, its stainless steel, made-in-Japan frame is clean and modern, yet the piece fully functions toward the goal of bringing users closer to nature and the outdoors. In fact, Jikaro is so devoid of embellishment that it almost looks like the skeleton of a deconstructed table.But that’s the point.Snow Peaks entire mission is to build products that help us find a harmony with nature.Jikaro can be built to form either a square or octagon table for small or large groups, turning an outdoor grill into an immediate social and sitting area. If you find yourself needing more table space, there’s an extension for an add-on bamboo table, so invite the neighbors.At sitting-height (perfect for camping chairs), the Jikaro creates the perfect outdoor dining table. No debate. Transfer your food directly from the grill and onto your plate. Heck, if you’re eating chicken and vegetables don’t even use a plate (Snow Peak makes some great utensils that I would recommend however).And once the adventure is done, the Jikaro packs down into a portable, space-efficient nylon case (weighing about 23 pounds). This allows us to take the table on epic camping adventures, but also use as the mainstay table in the backyard for Sunday BBQs.Set up is about six steps, so no it’s not the plastic fold-out you got from Walmart… but since when did you ever enjoy eating off of that? Editors’ Recommendations There’s Never a Bad Time to Visit Whistler, the Four-Season Outdoor Playground last_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y., June 17, 2019 –From the incredible diversity to the unspoiled natural beauty, history and rich culture, Colombia is a distinct destination like no other. In 2016, former Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and this prestigious recognition sparked heightened interest from travelers worldwide to visit, currently making Colombia a top emerging destination. This year, Luxury Gold, the global leader in luxury escorted journeys, is pleased to introduce a new itinerary to bring guests to Colombia on a journey beyond the ordinary. From exclusive VIP experiences, exceptional dining and a Traveling concierge who can truly tailor the journey to guests’ individual preferences, travelers will indulge in exquisite luxury and relaxation as they stay at optimally located hotels and enjoy personalized exclusivity. “My homeland, Colombia, is an emerging travel destination ready to be discovered,” said Luxury Gold’s Vice President of Marketing, Willie Montano. “The country offers a contrast of climates, with spectacular sightseeing, rich history and immersive cosmopolitan cities with friendly locals. Our guests will discover the wonders of Colombia in a true luxurious style.” On select departures, travelers can also enjoy exclusive Chairman’s Collection VIP Experiences, which are handpicked by The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) Chairman, Mr. Stanley Tollman, and offer the rare opportunity to meet iconic local legends and unique access to amazing places. Discover more about this exceptional new journey below: ‘Art, Culture & Cuisine of Colombia’: On this 10-day journey, guests will enjoy a private, before-hours guided tour of the Gold Museum (“Museo del Oro”) in Bogotá. They’ll also delight in an exclusive after-hours guided visit to the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral, a fascinating Roman Catholic Church built 721 feet (220 meters) underground within the tunnels of a salt mine while in Zipaquirá. In Medellin, they will meet fascinating locals including a Comuna 13 survivor, when the city was at its most dangerous. Notorious for Pablo Escobar turning it into the crime capital of the world, they’ll discover more about the area’s gruesome history and how it has reinvented itself into one of Medellin’s coolest neighborhoods.  Along the way, they’ll also meet the niece of literary great Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Cartagena, and the owner of a coffee plantation in paisa country. On select departures, they will enjoy a Chairman’s Collection VIP experience by meeting celebrated author, Juan Gabriel Vasquez, who has been shortlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize – the leading literary award in the English-speaking world. Hailed as one of South America’s most notable literary stars and one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation, Vasquez is best known for his award-winning novel The Sound of Things Falling, where he confronts the history of his native country, Colombia.  For a taste of local and exceptional dining, guests indulge in delicious regional flavors along the way, including ‘Bandeja Paisa’ and dishes prepared by one of the top 50 chefs in Latin America in Medellin at El Cielo. In Cartagena guests will have lunch at the esteemed La Cevicheria, a once little-known spot, prized by locals. The venue came into the spotlight when the late Anthony Bourdain shot an episode of No Reservations there. You’ll meet with chef Jorge Escandon and learn more about his friendship with Bourdain. Departures are available January to November 2020. Book and pay in full by December 18, 2019 to save 10% on your journey.last_img read more

first_img State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, has emphasised the importance of public/private partnerships to transform the education sector. Mr. Green hailed the opening of the eye clinic and training centre as a step in the right direction, noting that this signifies the power of partnership in the development of the nation. Story Highlights State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, has emphasised the importance of public/private partnerships to transform the education sector.According to the State Minister, while the Government continues to institute measures to improve education, collaboration is needed to amplify those efforts.“When it comes to health and education, no one group, no one person, no one entity can get the job done. We all have to pull together. The Government, private sector, NGOs, community and of course the church, have been doing yeoman service  in the area of healthcare and education and continue along that path,” he noted.The State Minister was speaking at the dedication of an eye clinic and training centre at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, in Maggotty, St. Elizabeth, on January 30.Mr. Green hailed the opening of the eye clinic and training centre as a step in the right direction, noting that this signifies the power of partnership in the development of the nation.He also lauded the Catholic Church for its contribution to Jamaica in the areas of education and healthcare.“We know that eye care is one of those areas that is tremendously costly. A lot of our residents are unable to afford it oftentimes. So this project, which brings accessibility and removes the cost factor, is something to be applauded and I acknowledge the work of the Catholic Church in this vineyard as you continue to do what is the work of the Lord,” Mr. Green said.The eye clinic and training centre were constructed with the assistance of the Diocese of Poland and Food for the Poor.The eye clinic complements a health clinic that has been in operation at the Holy Spirit Church for eight years.The training centre, which boasts three classrooms and an auditorium, will serve the Maggotty community in the areas of skills training and literacy development. The training centre, which boasts three classrooms and an auditorium, will serve the Maggotty community in the areas of skills training and literacy development. last_img read more

first_imgMinister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, says the National Insurance Fund (NIF) remains viable, despite its participation in the National Debt Exchange (NDX), and is assuring pensioners that their benefits are not in jeopardy. The Minister, who was speaking at a church service on Sunday, April 21, in Montego Bay, to mark the 47th anniversary of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), stated that participation of the Fund in the NDX involved reduction in the interest rate, but allowed “access to longer term maturing securities, which helps to maintain the long term viability and sustainability of the Fund.” “Let me assure all of our pensioners that you can set your minds at ease, as you have absolutely nothing to worry about. The NIF remains strong and vibrant at its current value of approximately $63 billion. Additionally, we continue to maintain sufficient cash flows to satisfy our obligations to our beneficiaries,” the Minister said. Benefits from the NIS are funded by the NIF. The NIS is a compulsory social security scheme for workers, which provide financial protection to its contributors and their families against loss of income arising from injury on the job, incapacity, retirement or death. It also has maternity allowance for domestic workers, a health plan for all contributors, grant for funeral, widow and widower’s pensions, and orphan’s allowance. “For many of the over 100,000 pensioners we serve, the NIS benefit is their main source of income, and the NI Gold Health Plan provides access to affordable, quality health care at no additional premium. On January 10 this year, we implemented increased benefit payments for our NIS beneficiaries, with benefits for our pensioners being increased by 16.67 per cent on the flat rate. These increases will see an additional $1.5 billion being paid out in benefits annually,” the Minister informed. Mr. Kellier said that the NIF Board has, over the years, ensured prudent investment of the Fund’s resources, and that efforts will be redoubled to have great returns on its investments. He also called on employers to remain compliant with the Scheme, especially in paying over the contributions deducted from their employees. “The prevailing global economic crisis and Jamaica’s ageing population are all reasons for us to redouble our efforts to promote the culture of savings in the Jamaican society, and to expand coverage of the NIS. We pledge our continued efforts to streamline our operations and take advantage of improvements in technology and a joined-up Government approach to improve our efficiency and service delivery,” he said. By Garfield L. Angus, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

first_imgStory Highlights The JIS, Kingston Public Hospital, the Donald Sangster Building at the Sangster International Airport, and the Montego Bay Revenue Service Centre will receive new systems. The systems are expected to result in a 49 per cent reduction in energy consumption for the entities. The contract, which has been awarded to Geddes Refrigeration Limited, is in the amounts of US$1.527 million, and $112.981 million. As the Government intensifies measures to improve energy efficiency in the public sector, Cabinet has approved a contract for air conditioning systems for four state entities.This involves the design, supply and retrofitting of efficient air conditioning solutions for the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), Kingston Public Hospital, the Donald Sangster Building at the Sangster International Airport, and the Montego Bay Revenue Service Centre.Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, who made the announcement at Wednesday’s (November 20) Jamaica House press briefing, said that the systems are expected to result in a 49 per cent reduction in energy consumption for the entities.“Jamaica imports approximately 90 per cent of its energy needs, and energy efficiency and conservation are necessary tools in the drive to significantly increase value obtained from each unit of energy consumed,” Minister Falconer said.The contract, which has been awarded to Geddes Refrigeration Limited, is in the amounts of US$1.527 million, and $112.981 million.Minister Falconer informed that the contract will be funded from a loan agreement for an energy efficiency and conservation programme, which the government entered into with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in 2011.last_img read more

first_img “The Government of Jamaica wants all our young people to be engaged. The strategy is to use the energy, the innovativeness of our young people to solve the burning social, environmental and economic problems, and that is what the CAP programme is about,” Mr. Holness said. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is imploring young people to get involved in training programmes, so that their ideas can be transformed into tangible innovations. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is imploring young people to get involved in training programmes, so that their ideas can be transformed into tangible innovations.Mr. Holness was addressing a group of Career Advancement Programme (CAP) students who were awarded an international award of US$7,500 at the recent Youth Entrepreneurship Summit held at the University of Delaware in the United Sates, at the Office of the Prime Minister in St. Andrew today (April 24).“The Government of Jamaica wants all our young people to be engaged. The strategy is to use the energy, the innovativeness of our young people to solve the burning social, environmental and economic problems, and that is what the CAP programme is about,” Mr. Holness said.The Jamaican team of high-school students – Deneka Pusey, Sophia Morris, Devonte Williams and Noel McDonald – emerged in second place at the 2018 staging of the Diamond Challenge for High School Entrepreneurs at the US-based university. They were awarded for their social venture, ‘Paradise Care’.It was designed to lead efforts in the collection of waste plastic, and its conversion into useable products. The students showcased a functional prototype of their first product, USAVER, a powerbank and lamp built from plastic bottles.The Diamond Challenge is an innovative entrepreneurship concept competition for high-school students hosted by the University of Delaware. The young entrepreneurs are trained to conceive, test and pitch ideas for a new social venture.The CAP is an initiative of the Government of Jamaica, through the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, to respond to the number of learners who complete secondary-level education without any formal certification, and have not matriculated to post-secondary-level education or work. Mr. Holness was addressing a group of Career Advancement Programme (CAP) students who were awarded an international award of US$7,500 at the recent Youth Entrepreneurship Summit held at the University of Delaware in the United Sates, at the Office of the Prime Minister in St. Andrew today (April 24). Story Highlightslast_img read more

first_img Two new divisions have been established at the National Land Agency (NLA) to continue the titling of land under the Registration of Titles Act.They are the Land Administration and Management Division (LAMD) and the Adjudication Services Division (ASD).The departments were created out of the merger of the NLA with the Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP), the latter of which was officially closed in December 2018.Senior Director of LAMD, Felicia Wiltshire, explained that the new division will “continue the functions of LAMP as you know it”.“The NLA (through LAMD) will be assisting persons in getting registered titles, and where titles exist, we will assist persons in dealing with these titles, such as estates, and whole or part transfer of titles,” she noted, while addressing a JIS Think Tank on Tuesday (April 2).Senior Director of the Land Administration and Management Division (LAMD) of the National Land Agency (NLA), Felicia Wiltshire, outlines the functions of the new division during a JIS Think Tank on April 2. The departments were created out of the merger of the NLA with the Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP), the latter of which was officially closed in December 2018. They are the Land Administration and Management Division (LAMD) and the Adjudication Services Division (ASD). Two new divisions have been established at the National Land Agency (NLA) to continue the titling of land under the Registration of Titles Act.center_img Story Highlights The project areas for LAMD operations are St. Catherine, excluding Portmore; St. Mary; Portland; St. Thomas; Rock Hall, St. Andrew; Lawrence Tavern and its environs in St. Andrew; and Rose Town, Kingston.Ms. Wiltshire told JIS News that LAMD stages monthly meetings in rural parishes to facilitate beneficiaries.“Although we are located at Ardenne Road, at the end of every month, we have meetings in St. Thomas, St. Mary and Portland, so persons don’t have to come into Kingston. We will go into the communities, meet with beneficiaries, open files and get documents to assist in accelerating the programme for land titling,” she said.The Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, recently announced a push to issue 20,000 land titles in three years starting April 1.This will be achieved by continuing the process of voluntary land titling through LAMD, and by way of systematic land titling under the new ASD.The new divisions will work together to achieve the overall goal by targeting 4,000 titles in year one and 8,000 titles for each of the second and third years.Senior Director of the ASD, Shalise Porteous, said that the mandate of the division “is to assist landowners who have been in open, undisturbed and undisputed possession of their land for upwards of 12 years, to claim ownership of the land via systematic registration using the adjudication process”.Systematic land titling will facilitate the orderly registration of parcels of land in designated areas to authoritatively ascertain existing ownership rights. While the legislative framework for systematic registration is not yet in place, the ASD is already clear on how it will go about meeting the target.“The parishes with the lowest rate of registration will be targeted and any area where there is some sort of economic activity, for example farming, where we know that persons will benefit from having a certificate of title for the parcels of land, those are the areas that we are targeting,” explained Ms. Porteous.last_img read more