Saturday, 4 July 2015

LOOK WHO’S TALKING: Michael Lee Chin + David Butler + Lady Patricia Allen + Dustin Brown + Dr. Fenton Ferguson + PM Portia Simpson-Miller + Asafa Powell

PAIR OF ACES: July 2, United Kingdom. The Dustin Brown story continues to thrill and inspire as it unfolds. Competing for his adopted Germany at Wimbledon this week, the tennis phenom (son of a Jamaican father and German mother) defeated top-ranking Spaniard Rafael Nadal to book a place in the third round. The 30-year-old Brown, ranked at 102, “played the match of his life,” according to the Associated Press, for a victory that’s been dubbed “the biggest surprise of the tournament so far." (Photo: Zimbio.com)

PHOTO FINISH: July 2, France. Newly crowned national sprint champion Asafa Powell is clearly enjoying the Q-&-A as he participates in a press conference ahead of this Saturday’s Areva Diamond League meeting in Paris. Asked about his ‘underdog’ status heading into the IAAF World Championships in August, Powell told journalists, “Being under the radar, it’s always good, you know? No one knows what to expect. You can just strike at any time.” As for watching his back as the competition heats up on the road to Beijing, he noted, “I just don’t accept anything from anyone anymore. I’m just supercareful. (Photo: Getty Images)

DOCTOR’S ORDERS: Dr. Fenton Ferguson seen here greeting Lady Patricia Allen was on hand to deliver the keynote address at a graduation ceremony for nurses and midwives at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on Thursday. During his address, the health minister commended the graduates for playing their part in contributing to the advancement of universal access to health and universal health coverage. (Photo: JIS)

FACTS & FIGURES: Who better to address the gathering at the NCB Foundation’s Billion Dollars in Nation building celebrations than the big man Michael Lee Chin? The finance mogul graced the podium at the Terra Nova Hotel-hosted ceremony to endorse the life-changing work of the foundation, which has surpassed the $1 billion mark in offering support to critical areas islandwide such as education, community development and sports, youth leadership and entrepreneurship. “For those of you who are beneficiaries,” Lee Chin told attendees, “we hope you transition to become benefactors.” (Photo: NCB Foundation)

'HOUSE' CALL: June 16, St. Andrew. Among the most recent noted figures to call on PM Portia Simpson-Miller at Jamaica House was newly appointed Digicel CEO, David Butler. Welcoming the news that the company will be investing some $50 million in mobile technology this year to increase capacity and islandwide coverage, the prime minister congratulated Butler on landing a key role and lauded Digicel for their unceasing contributions to nation-building. (Photo: OPM)




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