Jamaica Passport Office (PICA) stages Community Outreach – Lauderhill

first_imgThe Passport, Immigration, Citizenship Agency (PICA), Jamaica will stage a Community Outreach, this weekend (March 16-17) in Lauderhill, Fort Lauderdale.The two day event will be held at the Lauderhill Mall at 1267 State Road 7, Lauderhill, Florida 33313; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Persons will benefit from the processing of Jamaican passports and citizenship applications.Jamaican nationals across the South Florida communities are encouraged to attend the Outreach and utilize the services. To ensure the efficient and timely processing of applications, persons are reminded to have on hand, the necessary supporting documents and fees.  For further information regarding this event, persons may contact the Consulate General of Jamaica in Miami, (305-374-8431) or email ([email protected]; and on-line www.jamaicacgmiami.org The two-day event is in conjunction with the Voters’ Registration Drive being hosted by Broward County Commissioner, Dale Holness.  Other partnering agencies will be on hand to offer client services and provide relevant information.last_img read more

Metta World Peace joins South Bay Lakers as player development coach

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Six months after he played his final season with the Lakers, Metta World Peace on Monday signed on for a third stint with the organization. This time, he’ll be coaching.World Peace was hired as a player development assistant for the South Bay Lakers – formerly the L.A. D-Fenders – the franchise’s affiliate in the NBA’s Gatorade League, the team announced. He will work under Coby Karl, who is in his second season as the head coach of the South Bay Lakers.A fan favorite forward who resurrected his career and image by helping the Lakers win a championship in 2010, World Peace had long expressed an interest in coaching when his playing days ended.In 2015, he told the Southern California News Group, “I want to coach one day.” He surprised the organization by earning a spot on the regular-season roster and averaged 16.9 minutes in 35 games. The next summer they invited him back again. Once again, he made the team, spending most of the season mentoring players like Julius Randle.He appeared in just 25 games in his final season. At the end of the year, however, the team was beset by injuries. His final appearance at Staples Center came on April 11 against the New Orleans Pelicans. World Peace played 25 minutes and scored a season-high 18 points.center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersA year ago, Dallas coach Rick Carlisle, who mentored World Peace in Indiana, said World Peace would periodically reach out with questions about coaching.“He’s got a chance to be a good coach,” Carlisle said.The former Ron Artest originally signed with the Lakers in 2009, famously telling Kobe Bryant after the Lakers lost in the 2008 Finals to the Celtics, “I’m coming. We’re going to get Boston.”When the teams met in the 2010 Finals, it was World Peace who hit the game-sealing 3-point basket to win Game 7.As his career wound to a close, however, World Peace was already transitioning into more of a coaching role. After a failed 29-game stint with the New York Knicks in 2013-14, World Peace was out of the league until the summer of 2015, when the Lakers extended a training camp invitation.last_img read more

Dr. Fauci, Two More Members of COVID-19 Task Force in Quarantine

first_imgStephen Hahn, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner, and Robert Redfield, who serves as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will also self-quarantine after possibly be exposed to someone who has the virus.Redfield and Hahn will testify by video conference, the committee’s chairman, Sen. Lamar Alexander, said on Saturday.Additionally, the White House sent out an email to all staff on Friday titled, “Strong Precautions We Are Taking,” about the measures being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 there in the wake of Miller’s positive test, an official said.The note discusses maintaining maximum telework for staff, reporting travel and monitoring one’s own symptoms, according to a copy obtained by CNN.The memo also states that “high-touch points” in the White House and Eisenhower Executive Office Building, an office building near the White House where many staffers work, will receive “heightened levels of cleaning.”Last Thursday, White House staff reportedly received another memo, telling them that they would be asked about their symptoms and would have their temperatures checked before being allowed to enter the White House complex. Any person who acknowledges having symptoms may be pulled for further screening or may be denied entry.Neither memo addresses face masks. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the infectious disease expert who has been serving on the White House coronavirus task force, told multiple media outlets over the weekend that he will go into a “modified” self-quarantine.The decision to self-quarantine comes after two White House staffers, an unidentified valet to President Trump, and Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary, Katie Miller, both tested positive for coronavirus late last week. Miller is the wife of White House adviser Stephen Miller.Meanwhile, Dr. Fauci says his reasoning for doing a modified self-quarantine is that he had a “low-risk” contact with the White House staff member who tested positive.In that regard, he will mostly work from home, and would wear a mask and take necessary precautions if he is requested to go to the White House or Capitol Hill, Fauci told CNN. He is expected to testify this week in person at a Senate hearing on the coronavirus.Fauci says tested negative for the virus on Friday.last_img read more