Trees Planted at Mineral Heights Primary

first_imgRelatedTrees Planted at Mineral Heights Primary FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Some 30 trees were planted at the Mineral Heights Primary School in Clarendon on October 3, World Tree Planting Day, as part of activities to mark ALCOA’s Worldwide Month of Service, celebrated annually during October.The Jamalco team, assisted by the school’s Cub Scouts, Brownies, and Environmentalists, planted the 30 trees at strategic points on the school’s compound, where they will serve to provide shade, food or beautification for the institution.Jamalco team leader, Silvio Porter, said the experience was an interesting one, which demonstrated the benefits that could be derived when there is a co-operative effort.Principal of the school, Dalton Sharp, told JIS News that the school is generally involved in efforts, which are geared toward the preservation of the environment. He added that the Ministry of Education has mandated that schools across the island participate in this activity, in a conscious effort to instil in young Jamaicans the all-important role each must play to slow down the rate of deterioration of the environment. He expressed gratitude to Jamalco for assisting in this regard.During October each year, ALCOA celebrates a month of service at its 200 locations across the world, including Jamalco. This year’s activities are being observed under the theme: ‘ALCOA in the community: People making a difference’.As a result, 150 Jamalco workers will plant 200 trees, refurbish community facilities, and take part in various outreach activities to better the lives of thousands of Jamaicans, particularly in its operating areas. The company projects that by the end of 2008, some 5,000 trees will have been planted. Trees Planted at Mineral Heights Primary UncategorizedOctober 8, 2008 RelatedTrees Planted at Mineral Heights Primarycenter_img RelatedTrees Planted at Mineral Heights Primary Advertisementslast_img read more

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Mickelson and family moving to South Florida

first_imgLA QUINTA, Calif. – Phil Mickelson was born in San Diego, lives in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., and has won 12 of his 44 PGA Tour titles in California, but his days living on the West Coast appear to be nearing an end. Mickelson confirmed to GolfChannel.com Wednesday at The American Express that his family closed on a lot on Jupiter Island, Fla., on Dec. 23 and he hopes to begin construction soon. Mickelson, who is the host of this week’s event, said the family’s current plan is to move to Florida after his youngest child, Evan, graduates from high school in a year and a half. Lefty would join a growing list of Tour players who call South Florida home including Tiger Woods, world No. 1 Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson. The American Express: Full-field tee times | Full coverage Although Mickelson didn’t offer a reason for his potential move, in 2013 he suggested he might move out of California because of his federal and state tax bill, which he estimated had pushed his tax rate above 60 percent. “There are going to be some drastic changes for me because I happen to be in that zone that has been targeted both federally and by the state and, you know, it doesn’t work for me right now,” he said in 2013. “So I’m going to have to make some changes.” A week later Mickelson released a statement saying, “finances and taxes are a personal matter, and I should not have made my opinions on them public.” There is no state income tax in Florida.last_img read more

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