Sunday, 18 December 2016

ON THE MOVE: Bolt and Gatorade extend partnership + UTech hires Stephen Vasciannie + Johnny Daley exits SunCity FM

THE MAN FOR THE JOB: Professor Stephen Vasciannie has been appointed President of the University of Technology (UTech). He will officially take up the post on January 2, 2017 on a three-year contract. A former Jamaican ambassador to Washington and a one-time Principal of the Norman Manley Law School, Vasciannie comes to this latest post from the Faculty of Law at the UWI Mona Campus, where he's been based since returning to the classroom full-time. As UTech President, he will carry out the functions of chief academic and administrative officer of the university, reporting directly to the university council through its Pro Vice-Chancellor. Vasciannie will also be principally responsible for implementing the council's policies and will exercise such executive powers as necessary for the proper administration and operation of the university. 

FEELING CHANGE: Since 2013, Chris 'Johnny' Daley has brought his trademark mix of high energy, wit and comedic antics to the morning airwaves, as host of Johnny Live on SunCity Radio. But now the ace comic and award-winning actor is ready to embark on a fresh chapter in his career and at a new home. As 2017 draws closer, Daley has announced that he's leaving the Portmore-based station, but he's by no means deserting his loyal listeners. "I would like to extend hearty gratitude to my listeners, corporate partners and staunch supporters for the dedication they have shown," said Daley, who just returned to the island from a successful stint in Helsinki, Finland. "It is for that reason, and the love for the fans, why I can safely say we will be back at a new home." Stay tuned... 

IT'S A DEAL: In addition to the multiple awards he's already picked up this season and the slew of honours headed his way, Usain Bolt has capped his fantastic year by extending his contract with one of his loyal corporate sponsors - Gatorade, with whom he teamed up to release the clever two-minute animated film, The Boy Who Learned to Fly," ahead of the Rio Summer Olympics. A few days ago, the Olympic champ and World's Fastest Man sat down with representatives from the energy drink company to sign the paperwork. "Great way to end the year," he tweeted afterwards, "with an extension of the Gatorade partnership." Meanwhile, Bolt inked a deal with XM last month, to serve as a brand ambassador for the next three years. And their could be more endorsement deals to be announced as the London World Championships draw closer. As the figures show, Usain Bolt is the highest paid track-and-field athlete in the history of the sport. His $32.5 million in yearly earnings is roughly ten times what other top track stars (including Canada's Ashton Eaton and the UK's Mo Farah) bank annually.

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