Серебряный призер Олимпийских игр 2008 года в прыжках в высоту британец Джермейн Мэйсон погиб в результате дорожной аварии на Ямайке.
34-летний серебряный призер Игр-2008 года по прыжкам в высоту, британец Джермейн Мэйсон, разбился на мотоцикле на Ямайке. Спортсмен не справился с управлением и на полной скорости выпал с транспортного средства. Инцидент произошел в Восточном Кингстоне, Мэйсон погиб на месте.
Olympic medal-winning track and field athlete Germaine Mason died Thursday in a motorcycle crash in outside the capital of his native Jamaica, police in the Caribbean island said.
• The 34-year-old was involved in an accident in Jamaica• Mason won silver for Great Britain in Beijing high jumpGermaine Mason, the British athlete who won a high jump silver medal at the 2008 Olympics, has died in a motorcycle accident in Jamaica.The 34-year-old was riding at the front of a convoy with a number of athletes, including Usain Bolt and the 2005 world championship 100m silver medallist Michael Frater, as well as the former Bolton defender Ricardo Gardner, when he lost control of his bike on the Palisadoes main road in Kingston. Continue reading...
Set in the aftermath of the first world war, this is a twisted fairytale populated by wounded servicemen, establishment radicals and a ‘discount Aleister Crowley’It’s 1923. Lucy Marsh and her friend Winifred, mid-teenagers from an enclave of dying pubs and dead industries in north-east London, find themselves effectively sold into prostitution by their families. Once a week in Epping Forest they meet with and service four bizarrely wounded ex‑servicemen who have given arms, legs, hands and faces for their country in the recent world war. Lucy isn’t sure if they’re named after Dorothy’s companions in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, or if the characters in the story were named after them. The “funny men” seem as decent as they are damaged, puzzled to the point of inarticulacy by the things that have happened to them. But though they’re shy they know what they’ve lost – homes, wives, children, physical comfort, any sense of themselves as welcome in the society that sent them to fight – and they know what they want, at least from Lucy and Winifred.Xan Brooks’ first novel quickly normalises both the bizarreness and the unspoken brutality of the situation. Much of this depends on Lucy’s adaptability: throughout, she treats her clients – and indeed everyone she meets – with a kind of bemused generosity. The reader is less tempted. The funny men subsist on the charity of “the Pink Earl”, an establishment radical, and his vile son Rupert Fortnum-Hyde, whose 5,000-acre estate “rolls out on either side of the river Lea”. Their holdings include “a sugar estate in Jamaica, 12 London townhouses and an ongoing stake in the British South Africa Company”. Despite this, both conceive of themselves somehow as socialists; in addition the son presents himself as an experimentalist of human beings, a force for modernity and change. He surrounds himself with a permanent carnival of jazz musicians, confused interwar intellectuals, a “discount Aleister Crowley” who has somehow failed to monetise the ability to conjure genuine flames from his fingertips, and a female north African camel called Edith. Everyone but the camel, including Lucy and Winifred, is plied with vast quantities of cocaine, “a drug for action, a drug for doers”, the “taste of the future” – although their only future is to be abandoned the moment Fortnum-Hyde becomes bored. Continue reading...
The International Church of Cannabis will open its doors in Denver on April 20, a day marijuana enthusiasts everywhere have memorialized as a sort of “high” holy day. The church is not your average house of worship, for obvious reasons. But the religion it preaches, members say, is no joke. Members of the church are known as Elevationists. Their faith holds that “an individual’s spiritual journey, and search for meaning, is one of self-discovery that can be accelerated and deepened with ritual cannabis use,” according to the church’s website. “We do not believe in authoritarian structures, nor do we profess the arrogance of knowing God’s mind,” Elevationist Lee Molloy told The Huffington Post. “There are no Grand Poobah’s or High Priests ― well, we are all ‘high’ priests ― rather, we are all on our own quest to be the best self we can be, and to give back to the community with our talents and labor.” Church members refer to cannabis as “the sacred flower,” which Molloy described as “a gift from the Universal Creative Force.” Ritual use of cannabis has a long, well-documented history dating back over 3,000 years, according to Mark S. Ferrara, an associate professor of English at the State University of New York and author of Sacred Bliss: A Spiritual History of Cannabis. “In low dosages, such as those achieved by inhalation and through tinctures, cannabis produces a mild euphoric effect employed by shamans and herbal healers across time and culture,” Ferrara writes. One of the earliest recorded mentions of cannabis comes from The Vedas, a set of ancient Hindu texts. To this day, many people in India enjoy a drink called bhang, made from the leaves of the female cannabis plant. Adherents of Rastafari, an Africa-centred religion that formed in Jamaica in the 1930s, also use marijuana to aid in meditation and community bonding. As Molloy puts it: “When we ritually take cannabis our mind is elevated and we become a better version of self.” Marijuana is legal in Colorado, with some caveats. Residents cannot smoke or consume the plant in public ― including at “social clubs” ― which has posed some challenges for the church’s organizers. “We are being forced to jump hoops by the City,” said Molloy in an email to HuffPost. For now, all programming and ritual cannabis use will be by invitation only. Programming will include guest speakers, comedians, artists, musicians and film screenings. Visitors can come to the church between 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m. daily to see the space, but no burning will be allowed in the building during those hours, Molloy said. When we ritually take cannabis our mind is elevated and we become a better version of self." Other cannabis churches in the country have faced similar roadblocks in recent years. Possession of marijuana is illegal in Indiana ― the home of the First Church of Cannabis. The act of “visiting a place where marijuana is used” is classified as a misdemeanor or a felony. Indiana’s First Church of Cannabis, a religion that also embraces marijuana as a holy sacrament, came into being under the state’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. That church sued the state and the city of Indianapolis in 2015, claiming the laws infringed on its religious beliefs. The International Church of Cannabis, which is not affiliated to the Indiana church, will comply with state regulations by enforcing a strict, invitation-only policy for events where cannabis will be used, Molloy said. The church also will not sell marijuana or accessories. The congregation is currently raising money to fund repairs on the building, which itself has a long history. The structure, located in Denver’s Washington Park neighborhood, is 113 years old and was most recently inhabited by a Lutheran congregation. Spanish muralist Okuda San Miguel has since painted the vaulted ceilings with colorful, geometric designs. The campaign has raised over $30,000 so far. To see what the church looks like on the inside, watch the church’s IndieGoGo campaign video: Some local residents have expressed concerns about the church, but members insist their intentions are good. “This is not just a bunch of lazy stoners getting together to get high,” Steve Burke, the church’s landlord and one its founding members, told the local KUSA station. “We really want to positively impact Washington Park West neighborhood. We want to do great things for the community.” Molloy echoed these sentiments, saying the church will represent the best of what houses of worship have to offer ― “safety and sanctuary.” “Our church is a community,” he said. “Once we open we will continue to push for volunteering efforts in the community, and we will be offering many of the similar services you may find in any other traditional church.” -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Harold Fairweather died on Wednesday in the Jamaican community of Duanvale, two days after his mother Violet Brown was declared world’s oldest personThe son of a woman believed to be the oldest person in the world has died at their home in Jamaica at the ripe old age of 97. Related: Jamaican woman, 117, is oldest person on Earth Continue reading...
The son of a woman believed to be the oldest person in the world died at their home Wednesday in Jamaica at the ripe old age of 97.
Initiatives to implement inflation-targeting framework and liberalise forex rate already under way; IMF says strengthening autonomy will help
Большую часть жизни она убирала сахарный тростник
Новости Ямайки. Курьезный случай произошел на Ямайке. Пеликан сбил беспилотник. На видео видно, как птица летит навстречу дрону, а затем сталкивается с ним. Пеликан после инцидента полетел дальше, а вот беспилотник значительно потерял высоту, сообщили в программе Новости «24 часа» на СТВ.
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Violet Brown spent much of her life cutting sugarcane in the fields around her home in western Jamaica. She attended church regularly, avoids pork and chicken and celebrated her 117th birthday last month.
В Астраханской области молодежь устроила паркур на памятнике участникам Великой Отечественной войны. В Приморье природный пожар уничтожил два дома и пилораму. Реку Лихоборку в Москве давно пора спасать. В Челябинске пассажиры подрались с водителем маршрутки. По улицам Казани проехал самолет. В небе над Ямайкой пеликан атаковал дрон. Мастер-класс по езде на квадроцикле от российских пенсионерок.
Мясо, рыба, овощи и по стакану полусладкого вина в день - таков рецепт долгой жизни испанки Аны Вела, которая признана самым пожилым жителем Европы. Женщина родилась в октябре 1901 года и на данный момент ей 115 лет. Ее дочери 89 лет, внуку 65.Самым пожилым человеком на Земле в настоящее время является жительница Ямайки Вайолет Браун, родившаяся 10 марта 1900 года.(https://yodnews.ru/news/1...)