Peter Murcott Bunting: The Man Seeking to Take Over Leadership of…

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica – On July 14, Peter Bunting officially launched his Presidential campaign for the post of leader of the People’s National Party (PNP) at the Manchester High School in Manchester, Jamaica.In early June, the sitting member of parliament for Central Manchester, and former Minister of National Security announced would be challenging leader of the opposition, former Minister of Finance and current PNP leader, Dr. Peter Phillips.Phillips has held the post of leader of the PNP since 2017 when he succeeded former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. Bunting says, as leader, he wants to transform the party and transform the country.Bunting has been associated with the PNP since 1990 when he was appointed as personal advisor to then prime minister, The Rt Hon. Michael Manley. He entered representational politics for the first time in the 1993 General Elections when he remarkably defeated former Prime Minister Hugh Shearer to win the South East Clarendon seat in a shocking upset.Since then, all eyes have been on Bunting, who in addition to politics, has served many public sector bodies in varying capacities.In the 2007 general elections, he was selected to represent the PNP in the Central Manchester constituency and has held that seat since. He served as the general secretary of the PNP from 2008 to 2014.Peter Bunting was appointed to serve in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Simpson Miller as Minister of National Security on 6 January 2012, a portfolio he held up to the PNP defeat in 2016.A Passion For FinanceBunting was born in a rural district in Clarendon to two hardworking farmers. He attended the prestigious Campion College High School in Kingston and then later, McGill University in Canada where he received an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineeringAlthough Bunting served as the Minister of National Security from 2012 to 2016 in the former PNP administration, he has always had a passion for finance.It wasn’t until Bunting pursued his MBA in Finance at the University of Florida that this passion hr has for finance started to unfold. After graduating UoF, he was employed at Citibank in Jamaica where his work ethic attracted the attention of two prominent Jamaican businessmen, O.K. Melhado and Clifton Cameron, who would later recruit him when they established the Manufacturers’ Merchant Bank (MMB).In 1988, Bunting was appointed as CEO of Manufacturers’ Merchant Bank (MMB), which went on to become the largest independent merchant bank in Jamaica. Today, MMB is known as Pan Caribbean Investment Services.In between working with Michael Manley in 1990 and being elected, for the first time, as member of parliament in 1993, he was appointed CEO of the National Investment Bank of Jamaica, (now Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ).He, along with friends, Christopher Dehring and Mark Golding (a PNP member of parliament for South St. Andrew) also established Jamaica’s first private sector investment banking firm, Dehring, Bunting and Golding (now Scotia Investments) in 1992.Out-pouring of Support  Peter Bunting’s opponent mate for PNP Presidency, Peter Phillips, who was elected to the top position in the PNP on March 26, 2017, following the party’s defeat in the 2016 general election, has been a longstanding member of the PNP since 1989.Despite this, many PNP members and supporters have sided with Bunting in this race for the leadership position.St. Ann North-West MP, Dr. Dayton Campbell, Westmoreland Eastern MP Luther Buchanan, Hanover Western MP Ian Hayles, Former Education Minister and Kingston Central MP Ronnie Thwaites, Southern Manchester MP Michael Stewart and Mark Golding have sided with Bunting.Peter Bunting will celebrate his 59th birthday on September 7, the same day he will challenge incumbent Peter Phillips for party leadership at the special delegates’ conference.He is married to Anushca, who passionately introduced her husband at his official campaign launch last Sunday. The couple has a 3-year old son. He also has a son and a daughter from a previous marriage.last_img read more

What time does the NASCAR race start today? Schedule, TV channel for Texas

first_imgThe start time for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway is a little later than it was before the event was rescheduled amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The spring race at Texas is now a summer race at Texas with not only a new date and a new start time, but also a new TV network.Due to the same coronavirus pandemic-related issues that shut down live sports in March, NASCAR created a modified schedule of races for May, June and July that continues today at 3 p.m. ET at the 1.5-mile oval located in Fort Worth, Texas. It is the first NASCAR Cup Series race scheduled to be shown on NBCSN this season. The previously postponed races at Dover and Michigan are now part of Saturday-Sunday doubleheaders at those respective tracks in August.Because New York requires people to quarantine for 14 days after traveling from one of the states impacted heavily by COVID-19 (including North Carolina), the Watkins Glen race on Aug. 16 was moved to the Daytona road course. According to The Athletic, NASCAR tried to get a quarantine waiver for its Watkins Glen races but was denied by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.The Aug. 16 race will be the NASCAR Cup Series’ first on the road course at Daytona. Scheduled to take the green flag shortly after 3 p.m. ET, Sunday’s race at Texas will feature 334 laps for a total of 501 miles.Below is all you need to know about the schedule for Sunday’s NASCAR race at Texas and beyond.MORE: Watch today’s NASCAR race live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)What time does the NASCAR race start today?Race: O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor SpeedwayDate: Sunday, July 19 Start time: 3 p.m. ETThe green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas will wave shortly after 3 p.m. ET, assuming there are no rain delays as there have been so often since NASCAR returned to live racing in May.Sunday’s Texas race, rescheduled after it was postponed in March, was moved back to 3 p.m. ET rather than 2 p.m. ET as originally scheduled. The race is scheduled for 334 laps around the 1.5 mile oval.Texas Motor Speedway does have lights, so the later start time won’t impact NASCAR’s ability to get the race in Sunday in the event weather threatens to push it to Monday.What channel is NASCAR on today?TV channel: NBCSNLive stream: NBC Sports Go | fuboTV (7-day free trial)NBCSN is the TV channel for Sunday’s race at Texas now that Fox officially has finished its portion of the broadcast schedule. Of the 20 NASCAR Cup Series races NBC will broadcast in 2020, 12 were scheduled to be shown on NBCSN with the other eight on NBC’s flagship cable network.Because of the schedule shake-up, NBC now gets two Texas races rather than just the October playoff race.As for Sunday’s race on NBCSN, the network has a channel finder feature for viewers to find the TV channel options in their areas.As is the case for all the Cup Series races on NBC and NBCSN this season, Rick Allen will call the race with the assistance of analysts Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte.NASCAR live stream for Texas RaceAnybody who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Sunday’s NASCAR race at Indianapolis live via NBCSports.com or the NBC Sports app. This should be the preferred route for a viewer who has such a subscription but isn’t able to get in front of his or her TV.For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five OTT TV streaming options that carry NBC and NBCSN — Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, fuboTV and AT&T Now. Of the five, Hulu, YouTubeTV and fuboTV offer free trial options.Below are links to each.SlingHulu (free trial)YouTubeTV (free trial)fuboTV (free trial)AT&T NowNASCAR schedule 2020NASCAR on July 8 released its latest revised Cup Series schedule through August of 2020. It remains committed to running 36 races, four of which were completed before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the sports world. NASCAR hopes to keep its 10 playoff races in the fall intact and at their original tracks.Below is the schedule revision for the Cup Series regular season, starting with the races at Darlington the Cup Series ran in its return in May.DateTrackTV channelStart timeSun., May 17DarlingtonFOX3:30 p.m. ETWed., May 20DarlingtonFS17:30 p.m. ETSun., May 24CharlotteFOX6 p.m. ETWed., May 27CharlotteFS18 p.m. ETSun, May 31BristolFS13:30 p.m. ETSun, June 7AtlantaFOX3 p.m. ETWed, June 10MartinsvilleFS17 p.m. ETSun, June 14Homestead-MiamiFOX3:30 p.m. ETSun, June 21TalladegaFOX3 p.m. ETSat., June 27PoconoFOX3:30 p.m. ETSun., June 28PoconoFS14 p.m. ETSun., July 5IndianapolisNBC4 p.m. ETSun., July 12KentuckyFS12:30 p.m. ETWed., July 15Bristol (All-Star Race)FS18:30 p.m. ETSun., July 19TexasNBCSN3 p.m. ETThurs., July 23KansasNBCSN7:30 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 2New HampshireNBCSN3 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 8MichiganNBCSN4 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 9MichiganNBCSN4:30 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 16Daytona (road course)NBC3 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 22DoverNBCSN4 p.m. ETSun. Aug. 23DoverNBCSN4 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 29DaytonaNBC7:30 p.m. ETThe Darlington race on May 17 ran instead of the the Chicagoland race that was originally scheduled for June 21. The Darlington race on May 20 ran instead of the postponed Richmond race that was originally scheduled for April 19. The Charlotte race on May 27 ran instead of the Sonoma race that was originally scheduled for June 14.The Pocono doubleheader remained as previously scheduled for the final weekend of June, with the Cup Series racing on back-to-back days. Those races were presented on Fox (and FS1) rather than on NBC. Fox closed its coverage this season with the All-Star Race at Bristol on July 15.last_img read more

Rotary Int’l District 9101 Governor Visits Liberia

first_imgDIstrict Governor Akilad Allen.District Governor for District 9101 of Rotary International, Akiladi Allen, has arrived in Liberia on a week-long assessment tour of activities of Rotary Clubs in the country.District Governor Allen, who arrived in the country on Wednesday, September 25, will end his tour on Monday, October 1, 2018, a release has said.While in the country, according to the release, Allen will assess the progress of Rotary International activities and meet with some state actors and relevant United Nations agencies.In the itinerary, District Governor Allen will visit projects implemented by Rotary Clubs to see how they are impacting the livelihoods of the people in the various communities where the Clubs have made interventions.Currently, there are four clubs in Liberia that are working together in getting Rotary International goals to reach both Liberians and foreign residents.The clubs are Rotary Club of Monrovia and of Sinkor in Montserrado County; Harper in Maryland County; and Gbarnga in Bong County. They continue to work with their international partners on many projects.The clubs were actively involved in fighting the Ebola outbreak in Liberia and are working by supporting polio eradication, water and sanitation initiative, basic education and literacy, maternal and child health, economic and community development, peace and conflict prevention.In August this year, the Rotary Clubs in Liberia worked with their counterpart, Rotaplast International, an international medical team in the United States, a sub group of Rotary International, to carry out free medical reconstructive surgeries for more than 60 Liberians who would have otherwise not had the opportunity to have such serious surgeries.Rotary International District 9101 comprises ten countries in West Africa. They are Cape Verde, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau and Cote D’Ivoire. Rotary International is an international service organization which aims to foster the idea of service as a worthy enterprise.Rotarians globally operate under the motto, “Service Above Self,” fostering high ethical standards in business and profession, while encouraging each member to serve society.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

WELL-KNOWN LETTERKENNY BARS FINED FOR NOT HAVING LICENSES

first_imgTwo well-known Letterkenny bars have been fined €1,000 each for not having drinks licenses.The Brewery Bar in Letterkenny.Letterkenny District Court heard how officers from the Customs and Excise Unit called to both the Central Bar and the Brewery Bar, both owned by the Blaney family, on separate dates in September 2013. On both occasions officers bought glasses of whiskey and then asked the barmen if the bar had a proper license.They were told that they could not locate the licenses.Representatives from the Revenue Commissioners office met with directors from the companies which own the bars.They said that Michael Blaney was the managing director but had been ill and the license for the Central Bar had been allowed to lapse.The court was told that the Brewery Bar was operated by Boyle Enterprises but the company had been struck off and could not get a license.The court was told that both licences had been out of date for approximately two years.Judge Paul Kelly fined each bar €1,000.WELL-KNOWN LETTERKENNY BARS FINED FOR NOT HAVING LICENSES was last modified: March 5th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:barsBrewery BarCentral Bardonegalletterkennylast_img read more