Wednesday, January 19, 2022

July 13, 2021  -The Sint Maarten Lions Club recently inducted 6new members into its club joining the world’s largest and most active Service Club Organization, a group of over 1.4 million men and women in over 48.000 Clubs in over 200 countries, who are dedicated to making a difference in their communities and beyond.

During the Board of DirectorsInstallationCeremony on June 26th at the Paradise Event Hall, Cay Hill, the Past President of the Sint Maarten Lions Club, Lion Alphons Gumbs welcomed the 6 newly inducted Lions into the Club, stating that through their membership, they will help the Sint Maarten Lions Club reach out to more people in need in our community.

“This year the Sint Maarten Lions Club completed many Projects in all the Core areas of Lions Club International, namely Hunger, Diabetes, Vision, Childhood Cancer and Environment”, Past President Lion Alphons Gumbstold the large audience comprising of Lions of both Dutch and French St.Martin, members of the Sint Maarten “Alpha” Leo Club, the Sint Maarten South “Omega” Club, the Toastmasters Club, of which Lion President Linette Gibs is a member, and other invited guests.

The new members who were inducted into the Sint Maarten Lions Club are Lion Ketty Paines, Lion Niva Clark, Lion Shantal Zorilla, Lion Shirley Hilaire, Lion Sasha Buncamper and Lion La-Teen Clark. Last December, 2 members, Lion Rose Hughes-Coram and Lion Roxanne Bloomfield, were inducted as part of the Club’s 50th-anniversary celebration making a total of 8 members joining the Club during the past Lionistic year which ended on June 30th..Past President Lion Alphons Gumbs stated that he “was very proud of the membership team as we welcome the 8 new members into our movement for this our 50thAnniversary lion year, which was a first in many years for the Club”.

Three members, Leo Tomeeka Matthew, Leo Elisha Dolor and Leo Shannen Molanus, were also inducted into the Sint Maarten South “Omega” Leo Club at the Event on June 26th.

The growth in membership enables both Service Clubs to expand their service to those in need in both the local and international communities.

On that same evening, Lion President Linette Gibs introduced her theme for the new Lionistic year which started on July 1st, “Bridging the Gap….. to Embrace Change”.  She told the audience, “We need to ensure that our members are equipped and ready to embrace the existing changes as we work with our Club’s future Leaders, our Leos, as this is key to the continuity of Lionism.”

The Board of Directors and members of the Sint Maarten Lions Club congratulate these new members and are thrilled that they have made the decision to assist the Club in continuing the legacy of Lions Club International of improving the lives of the less fortunate and making our community an even better place as we continue our dedicated service and commitment to the community of Sint Maarten.

SXM Radio Online

Entertainment

September 7, 2021  NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Michael K. Williams, who as the rogue robber of drug dealers Omar Little on “The Wire” created one of the most beloved and enduring characters in a prime era of television, died Monday. Williams was found dead Monday afternoon by family members in his Brooklyn penthouse apartment, New York City police said. He was 54. His death was being investigated as a possible drug overdose, the NYPD said. The medical examiner was investigating the cause of death. Little, a “stick-up boy” based on real figures from Baltimore, was probably the most popular character among the devoted fans of “The Wire,” the HBO show that ran from 2002 to 2008 and is re-watched constantly in streaming.

September 8, 2021 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears’ father filed Tuesday to end the court conservatorship that has controlled the singer’s life and money for 13 years. James Spears filed his petition to terminate the conservatorship in Los Angeles Superior Court. “As Mr. Spears has said, again and again, all he wants is what is best for his daughter,” the document says. “If Ms. Spears wants to terminate the conservatorship and believes that she can handle her own life, Mr. Spears believes that she should get that chance.” Judge Brenda Penny, who oversees the case, will need to approve the move. Britney Spears attorney Matthew Rosengart said in an email the filing “represents another legal victory for Britney Spears — a massive one — as well as vindication for Ms. Spears.”

September 8, 2021  NEW YORK (AP) — With Katie Holmes and Lil’ Kim on his front row and singer Marina on the mic high above his runway, Christian Siriano helped kicked off New York Fashion Week’s first big pandemic round of in-person shows Tuesday with a flurry of neon and lace-inspired in part by all the Italian women in his life. From ornate Gotham Hall, beneath a stained-glass skylight 70 feet up, Siriano’s commitment to size inclusivity was never stronger as he opened and closed the show with plus-size breakout model Precious Lee. She first walked in a stunning yellow trouser suit with wide loose pants and an asymmetrical jacket, a matching crossover bralette underneath.

September 7, 2021  VENICE, Italy (AP) — Paul Schrader knows he has a limited number of films left, so whatever he does from here on out is going to be for himself. At 75 years old, the writer of “Taxi Driver” and “Raging Bull” and director of “American Gigolo” and “Mishima” was even somewhat prepared to call it a day after his 2018 film “First Reformed,” for which he got his first Oscar nomination. He didn’t want to. He just knew it might be the reality. “I thought I would go back to this character again for about the fifth time,” Schrader said in a recent interview. By “this character” he means “the man in the room.” It’s Travis Bickle. It’s John LeTour. It’s Julian Kay. And it’s a formula he’s been working with for 45 years.

Business News

September 8, 2021  -Stocks were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday after a lackluster session on Wall Street, where weak jobs data and pandemic concerns weighed on sentiment. Shares rose in Tokyo after economic growth for the April-June quarter was revised upward to an annualized 1.9% from an earlier estimate of 1.3%. “Any feel-good factor was ignored, though, given the climb was less than half of the 4.20% fall in Q1,” Jeffrey Halley of Oanda said in a commentary. “Japan will be lucky to break even this year as the current Covid-19 wave will almost certainly have weighed on domestic consumption,” he said.

September 8, 2021 NEW YORK (AP) — There will be something missing at two Whole Foods stores opening next year: the rows of cashiers. Amazon, which owns the grocery chain, said Wednesday that it will bring its cashier-less technology to two Whole Foods stores for the first time, letting shoppers grab what they need and leave without having to open their wallets. Cameras and sensors track what’s taken off shelves. Items are charged to an Amazon account after customers leave the store with them. But there will be an option for those who want to shop the old-fashioned way: Self-checkout lanes will be available that take cash, gift cards and other types of payment. Amazon first unveiled the cashier-less technology in 2018 at an Amazon Go convenience store and has expanded it to larger Amazon supermarkets. But it will be the first time it has appeared at Whole Foods, a chain of more than 500 grocery stores Amazon bought four years ago.

September 8, 2021  BEIJING (AP) — An avalanche of changes launched by China’s ruling Communist Party has jolted everyone from tech billionaires to school kids. Behind them: President Xi Jinping’s vision of making a more powerful, prosperous country by reviving revolutionary ideals, with more economic equality and tighter party control over society and entrepreneurs. Since taking power in 2012, Xi has called for the party to return to its “original mission” as China’s economic, social and cultural leader and carry out the “ rejuvenation of the great Chinese nation.” The party has spent the decade since then silencing dissent and tightening political control. Now, after 40 years of growth that transformed China into the world’s factory but left a gulf between a wealthy elite and the poor majority, the party is promising to spread prosperity more evenly and is pressing private companies to pay for social welfare and back Beijing’s ambition to become a global technology competitor.

Fashion News

“Representation Is the Bare Minimum”: Modeling’s Biggest Stars Speak Out