History-making Olympian Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn

first_imgConsidering herself an unyielding soul, history-making double Olympic silver medallist Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn had no doubts that she would win a parliamentary seat as throughout life – in athletics as well as everyday pursuits – she has never settled for anything but the best.Cuthbert-Flynn earned double Olympic silver medals in the 100m and 200m at the 1992 Barcelona Games in Spain and copped bronze four years later in Atlanta, United States, as a member of Jamaica’s 4x100m women’s team.”I didn’t settle for second (1992 Olympics). It is what it is. Anything that I do, anyone who knows me knows that I am going to try to do the best that I can and not going to ever do anything half and half. Never!” she stressed.The 51-year-old on Thursday became Jamaica’s first Olympian to win a seat in Parliament.She emphatically upstaged two-time parliamentarian Paul Buchanan for the St Andrew West Rural constituency.Cuthbert-Flynn, running in her first election, polled 9,742 votes to Buchanan’s 7,517.ALWAYS CONFIDENT”I was always confident of victory because I was putting in the work. I was walking sometimes six, seven days a week, and I was walking for five to six hours a day. I walked off two pairs of sneakers. The bottoms fell off,” she told The Gleaner in an interview.Though many would consider her a celebrity and international star, Cuthbert-Flynn contends that she still joins lines in public places like banks and lives a low-key life.”Representing your country in track and field, it’s little bit different. I think it’s going to be little bit different representing the people of the country in Parliament because when you are running, you’re running for yourself in a lot of ways and the country gets the glory, but I think in this race and in this instance, it is a little bit different. It’s not just for me. It’s not really about me, It’s really about the people. That’s how I look at it,” she pointed out.Cuthbert-Flynn describes her journey in life as an Olympian and politician as an important one, one that has inspired and motivated people, but she adds that she now considers herself a public servant.”I think just seeing the things that I’ve seen on my journey, it gives me that extra push where I must give a hundred per cent and I must do for the people. I must work for the people. There is no half and half … I want to leave a legacy just like I have in track and field,” she remarked.”I have left a legacy in track and field that no one can ever take away from me. They can tell me that I got second, but I am in the history books forever and ever,” she added.last_img read more

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Bill Clinton Takes Part In StarStudded BTIG Charity Day

first_imgBTIG, LLC announced today that the firm is donating more than $4 million to hundreds of charities as a result of its annual BTIG Charity Day.BTIG hosted nearly 80 all-star athletes, models, actors, actresses, journalists, politicians, fashion designers, business leaders and other cultural icons that acted as guest traders on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Over 300 well-deserving charities supporting meaningful causes will benefit from the event.“It was another fantastic year for BTIG Charity Day in terms of the number of celebrity guest traders participating and funds that will be donated this year,” said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. “We are very proud of the tremendous energy, enthusiasm, and generosity put forth by our employees, celebrity guests and industry partners.”President Bill Clinton was a highlight among an impressive group of participating celebrities each acting as an ambassador for an organization that they are passionate about supporting each year. He was joined by Alan Hahn, Alex Rodriguez, Allan Houston, Angel Cordero, Barry Bonds, Beth Ostrosky Stern, Bob Papa, Bobby Valentine, Bode Miller, Brian Cashman, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Beck, CC Sabathia, Charles Oakley, Chase Headley, Chris Wragge, Chuck Scarborough, Curtis Martin, D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Darryl Strawberry, Dave Dravecky, David Diehl, Dellin Betances, Derek Jeter, Didi Gregorius, Dwight Gooden, Eric Decker, Eric LeGrand, Geraldo Rivera, Gerry Cooney, Hannah Storm, Jenny McCarthy, Jeremy Affeldt, Joe Girardi, Joe Namath, John Calipari, John McEnroe, John Starks, Johnny Velazquez, Kelenna Azubuike, Kristin Davis, Laurie Hernandez, Lawrence Taylor, Marcus Peters, Mariano Rivera, Mark Cuban, Mark Messier, Mark Teixeira, Marshall Plumlee, Mason Plumlee, Michael Bloomberg, Nicky Hilton, Olivia Culpo, Oz Pearlman, Padma Lakshmi, Petra Nemcova, Phil Simms, Ralph Sampson, Reggie Jackson, Renel Brooks-Moon, Rick DiPietro, Rick Porcello, Ricky Steamboat, Ronnie Lott, Rosanna Scotto, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Buscemi, Steve Weatherford, Ted Robinson, Tom Coughlin, Tommy and Dee Hilfiger, Tony Richardson, Victor Cruz, Vida Blue, Warren Moon and Woody Johnson who all appeared at BTIG offices yesterday to help give back to others in need.“Since 2003, BTIG Charity Day has helped support important non-profit organizations around the world,” said Scott Kovalik, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BTIG. “We are very grateful to our celebrity guests, clients and employees that help us improve the lives of others year after year.”last_img read more

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Attraction expands international presence with acquisition of CMJ Productions

first_imgAdvertisement Attraction, Quebec’s foremost media and entertainment group, is thrilled to announce it has recently signed an agreement to acquire renowned production company CMJ Productions. Specialized in producing factual series, Montreal-based CMJ Productions boasts a catalogue featuring more than 550 hours of quality TV productions broadcast in English in several countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom and English Canada, as well as in French in Quebec.“CMJ Productions’ seasoned team, helmed by John Kuyk, leverages its extensive experience in international documentaries,” said Richard Speer, President of Attraction. “Adding CMJ Productions to Attraction’s asset portfolio will not only enable us to diversify our offering, but also significantly contribute to expanding our organization’s presence across English-language markets in Canada and worldwide!”“On behalf of everyone at CMJ Productions, it’s both a pleasure and honour to join the ranks of Attraction Media, a major player in the TV and film industries,” added John Kuyk, Founding President of CMJ Productions. “This transaction will take our team to the next level through the expertise and resources of a visionary and energetic company.” Advertisement Advertisement Following this transaction, CMJ Productions’ team will maintain the same organizational structure, with John Kuyk at the helm, supported by Judith Beauchemin.CMJ Productions’ catalogue includes Impostors, A Stranger in my Home, Fatal Vows, The Will: Family Secrets Revealed, Accident Investigator, Risk Takers, Stunt Stars, Monster Quest, Regatta, Outrageous Final Wishes, Hélico tout terrain, Wheels that fail and many more.About AttractionAttraction is a major media group operating in the advertising, film, television, new media, radio broadcasting and content distribution industries. Our client list features broadcasters, distributors, advertisers and, ultimately, all media and entertainment consumers across Québec and abroad. Founded in 2002, Attraction boasts nearly 250 creative minds. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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