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MONTEGO BAY – Scores of mourners and well wishers turned out to celebrate the life of former Educator and People’s National Party (PNP) Senator, Reverend Noel Keith Monteith, during a Service of Thanksgiving at the historic Carmel Moravian Church in Westmoreland yesterday (May 18).There were approximately 22 tributes which highlighted the outstanding contributions of the former public servant to the fields of education, politics, the Legislature, sports, the Church and the community.Among those in attendance was Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, who spoke glowingly of Mr. Monteith’s character and his contribution to the nation.The Prime Minister said the Government of Jamaica, the Parliament and especially the Senate, as well as the PNP, the political party to which Rev. Monteith was affiliated, are grateful beneficiaries of his wisdom, efficiency and dedication to duty.Making reference to a passage in the Book of Proverbs, which states that a good name is to be more desired than great riches, Mrs. Simpson Miller noted that Noel Monteith, seemed to have taken that advice seriously, as his good name is known across the length and breadth of Jamaica.She said that all who knew him can attest to the fact that he lived “a consistent life of service, integrity and generosity of spirit.”“These characteristics ensure that he had a good name in every sphere of activity which his life embraced,” she said.While expressing condolences to Rev. Monteith’s widow and family, the Prime Minister stated that all who were associated with him have lost a friend, a legislator, an organizer, an administrator and a quiet political giant.“He had clear ideas about what was right and what was wrong and he never departed from his principles. He was a model of integrity and a beacon of service,” she said.Meanwhile, former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. P.J. Patterson, in his tribute, observed that all who spoke attested to the many facets of human endeavour with which Reverend Monteith was engaged and excelled.Giving a short synopsis of the history of the Monteith family, he said that the Thanksgiving Service was in celebration of a man of the very highest pedigree.Also bringing tributes were Custos of Westmoreland, The Very Reverend Canon Hartley Perrin; Hon. A.J. Nicholson representing the Senate; and Minister of Education, The Hon. Reverend Ronald Thwaites.Other attendees included former Prime Minister Bruce Golding; former Governor General, Professor Sir Kenneth Hall and Lady Hall; several Cabinet Ministers; Members of Parliament and other political associates; President of the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA), Clayton Hall, along with many persons from within the teaching profession; and a number of Church and local community representatives.Born on Christmas Day in 1941, Reverend Noel Keith Monteith O D, JP, died at the age of 71 years on April 24, 2013, after a brief illness. His body was laid to rest in the family plot at Kilmarnock District, Westmoreland.CONTACT: BRYAN MILLERJIS REGIONAL OFFICE, MONTEGO BAY
Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld aims to return to winning ways at Cardiff City on New Year’s DayMauricio Pochettino’s side saw their five-match winning run come to an end with a shock 3-1 home defeat to Wolves on Saturday.However, Spurs have bounced back superbly from losses this season and Alderweireld is hoping they will prove that again at Cardiff.“We have to stick together,” Alderweireld told the club website.“Of course, everyone is very disappointed to get this result (against Wolves) but we have to bounce back on Tuesday and show what kind of team we are.”In the game at Wembley, Harry Kane’s first-half strike gave Spurs the lead heading into the break.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…But goals from Willy Boly, Raul Jimenez and Helder Costa in the space of 15 minutes in the second-half handed Wolves the win.“I thought we had a good first half, second half we couldn’t get the energy from the last games, we defended, defended and then a goal against… it was difficult,” added Alderweireld.“The desire was there, sometimes it’s just the energy. Normally we’re on top of it and we’re better than the opponent but we couldn’t create a lot chances (in the second half).“Defensively they stood okay and we couldn’t get through. The second half was difficult.”Saturday’s defeat in London was also Alderweireld’s 100th league match for Spurs.
Kolkata: If you want to tickle your taste buds with almost 2,000 years old Roman bread? Then, here is the good news for Kolkatans as Spencer’s has prepared the historic bread with the same ingredients, the Roman bakeries might have followed in 79 AD.Internationally reputed bread maker Spencer’s in Kolkata, after a series of experiments, has successfully recreated Roman bread which was very popular in Pompeii. The city of Pompeii was destroyed during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius around 2,000 years ago. To celebrate 400 days of the inception of its Park Street store, the Spencer’s from Monday afternoon has started offering this historic Pompeiian bread to consumers. The bread will be available in a 400 gram pack at a cost of Rs 60 from 30 Spencer’s stores as well in the city from 30 October. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeA Spencer’s spokesperson said on Monday that in the Western world, there had been inquisitiveness about the carbonized loaves excavated from Pompeii many years ago. According to the chief chef, western bread makers like many of us wonder how the original Pompeiian breads might have been looked like, how they might have tasted or what ingredients might have been used by the then bakeries to prepare those loaves. The funny looking bread was called “Panis Quadratus” which was excavated in a fossilised state many years later. It is presumed that the city of Pompeii had been destroyed due to a volcanic eruption. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAccording to a senior official of the Spencer’s, the Pompeii bread is prepared with ingredients like — whole wheat flour (Atta), wheat refined flour (Maida), wheat bran, extra-high dietary fibre, yeast, starter, salt and others. Researchers tell us that the professional bakers in Rome and Pompeii did not exist until 2 nd Century BC. According to historical sources, the ancient Roman breads were made of flour, whole-wheat flour, tepid water, salt and other spices. The preparation time of the bread during the Roman era might have remained up to 30 minutes.