CITY & AIR GUARD TO RENEW AIRPORT SHARING AGREEMENT

first_imgOver 40 civilian employers and distinguished visitors from around the states of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota boarded flights departing the Sioux City, Iowa airport for an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, “Boss Lift” that departed from the 185th Air Refueling Wing.While lying next to the boom operator in the back of the U.S. Air Force KC-135 aircraft, guests nominated by their National Guard employee made their way to the refueling area above South Dakota where they got to witness an air to air refueling with F-16’s from South Dakota’s 114th Fighter Wing based in Sioux Falls, SD. THE CITY COUNCIL OF SIOUX CITY WILL SOON BE ASKED TO VOTE ON RENEWING A JOINT USE AGREEMENT OF SIOUX GATEWAY AIRPORT WITH THE 185TH AIR NATIONAL GUARD.AIRPORT DIRECTOR MIKE COLLETT SAYS THE AGREEMENT HAS BEEN RENEWED EVERY FIVE TO TEN YEARS FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/AGREE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…OR CHANGED. :09THERE WILL BE SOME CHANGES THE COUNCIL WILL BE ASKED TO APPROVE IN THE RENEWAL:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/AGREE2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………COMMERCIAL SERVICE. :16WITHOUT THAT AGREEMENT OR THE PRESENCE OF THE 185TH, THE CITY WOULD HAVE TO BUILD IT’S OWN FIRE STATION AT THE AIRPORT AND EQUIP AND STAFF IT AT AN ANNUAL COST OF NEARLY ONE MILLION DOLLARS.THE CITY COUNCIL, AIRPORT BOARD AND MEMBERS OF THE 185TH HELD A JOINT MEETING WEDNESDAY AT THE MID AMERICA MUSEUM OF AVIATION AND TRANSPORTATION.last_img read more

Tourism Minister Highlights Ocho Rios Seafood Festival

first_img “Gastronomy is a US$150-billion business across the world. Events like the Ocho Rios Seafood Festival are the perfect fit to draw some of that business to Jamaica, giving us more opportunities to improve the country’s earnings and also give tourism another reason to smile,” the minister said. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the upcoming Ocho Rios Seafood Festival represents a unique opportunity for Jamaica to make further inroads into the lucrative gastro-tourism market. Story Highlights The Ocho Rios Seafood Festival will be held on Tuesday, August 1 (Emancipation Day), at the Turtle River Park in Ocho Rios, St. Ann. The event is sponsored by Hah-R-Mony Entertainment, and Marksman. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the upcoming Ocho Rios Seafood Festival represents a unique opportunity for Jamaica to make further inroads into the lucrative gastro-tourism market.Speaking to JIS News following the press launch of the festival in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, on June 22, Mr. Bartlett added that with food festivals now becoming an attractive draw for tourists, the island is now on track to become one of the world’s major gastronomy destinations.“Gastronomy is a US$150-billion business across the world. Events like the Ocho Rios Seafood Festival are the perfect fit to draw some of that business to Jamaica, giving us more opportunities to improve the country’s earnings and also give tourism another reason to smile,” the minister said.Mr. Bartlett said he is very impressed with how the Ocho Rios Seafood Festival has broadened its appeal for an international audience, noting that “bringing in reputable chefs from overseas, as well as having an international film crew here to participate in the event, is a big move that will give both the festival and Jamaica a major push globally”.“The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) and the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport are both on board as sponsors, and we see where the Ocho Rios Seafood Festival can also be used as a template for other culinary events that will assist in broadening our gastronomy network,” he added.Mr. Bartlett said that Jamaican food, rum and music are all critical ingredients in the building out of the gastronomy experience, and that the plan is to have food festivals and other culinary events year-round, “giving us that big opportunity to secure a piece of the gastro-tourism pie”.He pointed out that an enterprise team, led by former President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Nicola Madden-Greig, has been appointed “as our gastronomy gurus” to put Jamaica on the map as a major gastronomy centre.For her part, Marketing Manager of the Ocho Rios Seafood Festival, Camille Miller, said the event, which is also celebrating its 10th anniversary, has been moving from “strength to strength”, to where it is now one of the premier family-oriented festivals in the country.“What we have long recognised is that there is a vast market out there for quality events that cater for the entire family. This also rings true for families overseas who want to come to Jamaica for vacation and having an event of this magnitude to look forward to. Since our roll-out in 2007, we have consistently stuck with our family-oriented theme and this is not about to change anytime soon,” she said.The Ocho Rios Seafood Festival will be held on Tuesday, August 1 (Emancipation Day), at the Turtle River Park in Ocho Rios, St. Ann. The event is sponsored by Hah-R-Mony Entertainment, and Marksman.last_img read more

Will somebody please give Norm Macdonald another TV show

first_imgAdvertisement “The only thing that would happen is I would destroy. Which leads to nothing.”It is a strange mix of confidence and fatalism.“I’m telling you, I know. As a matter of fact, if there was somebody writing a story about that night, I would not be mentioned.”I’d mention you, I tell him. This seems to have no effect.“I could do better than all of them. Which is possible. I’m not saying I’m better than them. I’m saying that on any night, I could do material that’s super strong and I’d probably be better than Rock’s material for the Oscars. But it leads to nothing.”Over the next four hours, Macdonald barely budges from his seat in the two-bedroom condo he recently bought in a planned community not far from the airport. But he does talk – about his first book, a kind of memoir that is overdue and torturing him, his various TV ideas, his various TV failures, his dashed dream of hosting a late-night talk show, Rodney Dangerfield, gambling, religion, Russian literature, his son, why he was “Saturday Night Live’s” best “Weekend Update” anchor ever, why he’s a terrible actor, his obsessive tweeting and his belief that nothing is more important professionally than being the greatest stand-up comic of his time. Five more times, he will get up to grab another Klondike. And then, around 2:37 a.m., he’ll stand up, lift up his shirt to rub his stomach and say, “Maybe I shouldn’t have had all six of those.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Norm Macdonald has just unwrapped his first Klondike bar when he mentions the Chris Rock show. Turns out he has a chance to appear at a surprise gig at the nearby Comedy Store that also includes Louis C.K. and Dave Chappelle.Wouldn’t performing in L.A. with the hottest comedians on Earth two nights before Rock’s much-anticipated #OscarsSoWhite hosting spot be good for his career?Macdonald, 56, shakes his head. His mouth is full of chocolate crust and ice cream, and he chews as he talks. He’s in his favorite chair, sneakers kicked off, ESPN on with the sound down. Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more