My mum and dad for their support and driving me everywhere. My school coaches for giving me the confidence to run with the ball and be able to play.Also Ally Donaldson and Ian Monaghan, who I had last year with the U18s. They were really positive and gave the team confidence. We won our three matches.What have you learnt training with the senior Edinburgh squad? It’s been a great experience. My core skills have improved a lot because we do a lot of 15 v 15. And my contact work because I’m going up against bigger guys. That’s given me a lot of confidence.What are your goals going forward? Hopefully I get picked for the Junior World Cup, where we have a tough pool of New Zealand, South Africa and Georgia. That should be a great experience.Obviously there will be boys away with Scotland (at the start of next season), so it would be great if I can get Edinburgh game time then.What do you do away from rugby? This season I wanted to just focus on rugby, but I’ve applied to do history at uni next year. I’d like to do it full-time if I could. I’ll have discussions with the uni about what’s manageable.RW VERDICT: The teenager was one of the bright lights in a disappointing U20 Six Nations for the Scots. He became the first player born this century to represent Edinburgh, in a pre-season friendly against Bath, and recently made his Pro14 bow v Benetton. TAGS: Edinburgh Rugby Get to know Scottish speedster Jack Blain Fast show: Jack Blain makes a break against France U20 (Inpho) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Edinburgh and Scotland U20 wing Jack BlainDate of birth 21 February 2000 Born Edinburgh Club Edinburgh Country Scotland Position WingHow did you first get into rugby? I started off at the Stew Mel Lions when I was five or six. Then I played all the way through school, at Stewart’s Melville College. I was involved in some regional stuff and have played age-grade for Scotland as well – U16, U18 and U20.Did you play any other sports? I played cricket and did athletics for the school. I got involved in as many things as possible – I’m from a sporty family. My older brother, Scott, plays cricket and my younger brother, Tom, plays golf.I really enjoy rugby and being part of a team, and I was lucky enough to be offered an academy contract straight out of school. So I thought I’d give it a go and see where it took me. I’ve really enjoyed it this year.Have you always been a wing? I played a bit at centre at school but I’ve always enjoyed playing on the wing and I’m most comfortable out there. I like running with ball in hand.Which players do you admire? I like Rieko Ioane and Jacob Stockdale.Who’s been the biggest influence on you? This article originally appeared in the May 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Area: 4875 m² Area: 4875 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2013 United States ArchDaily photographs: David Sundberg | EstoPhotographs: David Sundberg | EstoSave this picture!© David Sundberg | EstoText description provided by the architects. The Stonington Residence, a recently renovated and restored historic house, is sited between 300 feet of waterfront and a large meadow in Stonington, Connecticut. While the house is situated on a small stone ledge, additional rock outcroppings of the landscape help to organize the outdoor spaces, which include a studio and garage, a pool, and patios. Save this picture!© David Sundberg | EstoThe existing house was designed during World War II (1945) by architect John Lincoln, former senior architect for the Navy at Quonset Point, professor of architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design, and an inventor of the Quonset Hut, a lightweight prefabricated structure of corrugated steel and plywood. Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence is evident in Lincoln’s use of stone, corner windows and a flat roof. Due to the nature of the materials and construction methods used on the original building, the design process was akin to an archaeological investigation, revealing the home’s unique details, and incorporating its materials and methods into a new design.Save this picture!© David Sundberg | EstoThe original house had five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a library, a laboratory, and three fireplaces, all situated along a granite wall that runs through the center of the house. The stone wall remains the primary organizing device and functions as a stabilizing center around which new construction opens up an extended entryway and circulation through the home. In addition to the stone wall, new blackened steel and plywood elements create linkages between public and private programs and reference Quonset’s industrial heritage. Finally, a rectangular second-floor volume encapsulates the reconfigured primary bedroom suites, wrapping them in a corrugated metal envelope that directs views from balconies on each end and softly contrasts with the natural stone of the lower exterior.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessArtifact Nº1, Scenography for “Manuel Lacunza” / Alfredo ThiermannSelected ProjectsCantagua Residence / Raimundo AnguitaSelected Projects Share 2013 CopyAbout this officeJoeb Moore & PartnersOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentStoningtonHousesRefurbishmentUnited StatesPublished on January 15, 2014Cite: “Stonington Residence / Joeb Moore & Partners” 15 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Facebook LJ Collier has been one of the best defensive lineman in the Big 12 this season. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. printTCU Football has qualified for a bowl trip in 15 of 17 seasons under head coach Gary Patterson.That streak will be on the line Saturday as the Horned Frogs travel to Waco with the team needing to win their final two games to earn bowl eligibility. The Baylor Bears, at 5-5, are fighting for the crucial sixth win as well.“We’re going to attack this game like any other game,” said senior tight end Cole Novak. “It is a must-win because we want to make a bowl game, that is the end goal. We’re going to do everything that we can to make that happen.”Coming off a 47-10 loss to West Virginia, the nation’s No. 3 team in the nation in passing efficiency, TCU will transition to facing a run-based team in Baylor.Collier sacks Kansas State’s Delton in TCU’s 14-13 win over the Wildcats. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.“We should have executed more than we have,” said sophomore linebacker Garret Wallow. “It’s something to work on throughout the week, executing our calls. We have a lot of great players we have to keep forward and working. We have high expectations for ourselves.”The Bears average 224 rushing yards per game in their five home games, second in the Big 12.Baylor’s dynamic running backs have also recorded 52 receptions in 10 games, just shy of last season’s 58-catch mark. Running back JaMycal Hasty ranks second among all Big 12 rushers with 26 receptions.Baylor running back JaMycal Hasty (6) runs past the grasp of Texas defensive back P.J. Locke III (11) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)The offense isn’t limited to the running game. Wide receiver Jalen Hurd ranks fifth in the nation with 47 plays of more than 10 yards and has recorded 46 first-down receptions, good for fourth among all Power 5 conference teams.Head coach Gary Patterson expects a lot of experimentation in Baylor’s play calls Saturday.“It could be the empty five wideouts and have two backs,” Patterson said. “At the end of the year, you’ll see a lot of formations and they’re moving people around and doing things. You need to prepare for them all.”Baylor is averaging 430.1 yards per game and has out-gained its opponents offensively in six of their 10 games.“They very good receivers and a very good quarterback,” said Wallow. “I haven’t really gotten much into the game plan yet, but I know Coach has something good planned for us like he does every week. I can’t wait to see what he has planned for us.”Baylor’s offense plays with a different edge at McLane Stadium. The Bears average 36 points per game at home compared to 23 on the road. They have also averaged 231.6 rushing yards per game in their last three home conference games.“They’re a very physical football team,” said Patterson. “Good skill set. We have a lot of work to do.”TCU’s defense will prove to be a tough challenge for the high-flying Bears offensive attack. TCU ranks first in the conference in passing defense and third in total defense. The Horned Frogs allow an average of 208.7 passing yards and 355 total yards per game this season.“We want to finish off the season with three wins,” said Novak. “The only thing we can focus on right now is going to Baylor and beating Baylor. It’s just the next game, everyone has to do their job, do their one-eleventh, take it play-by-play and push through until the end.”Kickoff from Waco is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday. Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedin Robbie Vaglio Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award What to watch during quarantine Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Previous articleMembers of local Jewish community discuss anti-SemitismNext articleTCU celebrates First Generation Students Day Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter ReddIt Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedin I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Twitter + posts ReddIt TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello
News News to go further March 18, 2021 Find out more Pro-government media that attended the first hearing in his trial before a Tehran revolutionary court have published photos showing masked security agents in a nearly empty courtroom and a visibly tired Zam sitting opposite Aboulghasem Salevati, a judge widely regard as one of the worst “executioners” of Iranian journalists. There is no sign of a defence lawyer. June 9, 2021 Find out more The 17 charges include two that are punishable by death. One is spying and the other is “spreading corruption on earth,” a term that comes from the Koranic expression “mofsed-e-fel’arz.” It implies that corruption pervades the defendant’s very soul and being and it is one of the most serious charges that can be brought before a revolutionary court. According to Zam’s family, officials advised him: “Don’t make things worse for yourself by asking for a lawyer.” Prisoners of conscience, including journalists, are often told this during interrogation. Defendants are denied the most basic rights when tried before revolutionary courts, which even Iran’s official laws regard as illegal. Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms InternetCitizen-journalistsViolence Iran is ranked 170th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms InternetCitizen-journalistsViolence Help by sharing this information Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Zam is a controversial figure who, according to some sources, was manipulated on several occasions by the Iranian intelligence services into publishing false information. But AmadNews also published information that was embarrassing for the regime and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, and the site had nearly 1.4 million subscribers during the big protests in December 2018. “Rouhollah Zam’s safety and life are threatened by this grossly unfair trial,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Iran-Afghanistan desk. “We call on Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary killings, Seong-Phil Hong, the head of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, and Javaid Rehman, the UN special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, to intervene quickly in this case.” News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Follow the news on Iran News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is extremely concerned about AmadNews website editor Rouhollah Zam’s trial, which began in Tehran on 10 February. Kidnapped in Iraq by Revolutionary Guards last October and forcibly returned to Iran, Zam is being tried on 17 charges, some of them punishable by death under Islamic law. February 25, 2021 Find out more Organisation After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists February 14, 2020 AmadNews director facing possible death penalty in Tehran trial
WEST INDIES 1st inningsK Brathwaite c wkp Chakabva b Jarvis 3K Powell c Ervine b Cremer 56K Hope c wkp Chakabva b Mire 16S Hope not out 90R Chase c Ervine b Sikandar Raza 31J Blackwood st Chakabva b Cremer 1+S Dowrich c Masakadza b Williams 11*J Holder lbw b Williams 8D Bishoo c Ervine b Williams 0K Roach lbw b Cremer 0S Gabriel c Ervine b Cremer 0Extras (b3) 3TOTAL (all out, 82.5 overs) 219Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-35, 3-110, 4-174, 5-179, 6-202, 7-212, 8-218, 9-219, 10-219.Bowling: Jarvis 14-2-40-1, Mpofu 14-4-28-0, Mire 7-0-22-1, Cremer 23.5-3-64-4, Sikander Raza 11-1-42-1, Williams 13-4-20-3.ZIMBABWE 1st inningsH Masakadza not out 0S Mire not out 17Extras (lb2) 2TOTAL (without loss, 5 overs) 19To bat: B Taylor, C Ervine, S Williams, Sikandar Raza, M Waller, +R Chakabva, *G Cremer, C Mpofu, K Jarvis.Bowling: Gabriel 2-1-2-0, Holder 1-0-9-0, Bishoo 1-1-0-0, Chase 1-0-6-0.Position: Zimbabwe trail by 200 runs with all 10 wickets in tact. BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, CMC – The enterprising Shai Hope was left stranded agonisingly short of a third Test hundred as West Indies lost seven wickets in a dismal final session to be bowled out cheaply, giving minnows Zimbabwe the advantage on the opening day of the first Test here Saturday.The right-handed Hope stroked a composed unbeaten 90 while opener Kieran Powell chipped in with 56 but the Caribbean side found it difficult to cope with Zimbabwe’s spinners on a turning track at Queens Sports Club and were humbled for 219 in their first innings.Leg-spinner Graeme Cremer snatched four for 64 to reach 50 wickets in Tests while left-arm spinner Sean Williams prised out three for 20, as the Windies capitulated from a healthy position of 175 for three about half-hour after tea, to lose their seven wickets for a mere 44 runs in quick time.In reply, Zimbabwe safely navigated the five overs available to reach 19 without loss, 200 runs behind heading into Sunday’s second day.Solomon Mire was unbeaten on 17 while Hamilton Masakadza was yet to score.Opting to bat first, West Indies suffered an early setback when vice-captain Kraigg Brathwaite lasted 22 balls for his three before getting a thin edge behind off seamer Kyle Jarvis with 14 runs on the board.And they were in further trouble in the third over following the hour mark when Kyle Hope was adjudged caught at the wicket on review for 16, giving debutant all-rounder Mire his first wicket in Tests at 35 for twoHowever, Powell and Shai Hope then came together in a key 75-run, third wicket stand which guided the visitors to 65 without further loss at lunch.Unbeaten on 25 at the break, left-hander Powell moved into the 30s in the third over followng the resumption with a top-edged pull for four off Jarvis before entering the 40s with a sweetly-timed cover drive for four off a full toss from the same bowler, a few overs later.He raised his half-century – his first in 13 innings since his return to international cricket earlier this year – just before the hour mark of the session with a streaky four past the keeper off pacer Chris Mpofu.But he lasted just 14 more balls before edging a sweep at Cremer onto his pad and into the hands of Craig Ervine at short leg, to depart in the second over after the drinks break after facing 133 deliveries and striking six fours.Hope, on 19 at lunch, then took charge, anchoring a second successive half-century stand by adding 64 for the fourth wicket with Roston Chase who made 31.All told, Hope faced 201 deliveries and counted seven fours and a six – a clean blow over mid-wicket off Sikander Raza.He was forced to ride his luck, however, suriving a chance to Masakadza at slip off Cremer on 41 and then being acquitted on 51 by DRS after being given out caught at slip off Sikander Raza, in the final over before tea.Together, he and chase steered the Windies to tea at 154 for three but things fell apart in the first hour, with the wickets of Chase and Jermaine Blackwood (1) in quick succession.Chase, unbeaten on 20 at the break, gave Ervine his second of four catches close in when he failed to keep down one from off-spinner Sikandar Raza. He faced 64 balls and counted three fours.Three overs later, Cremer dragged Blackwood from his crease and had him stumped, leaving the Windies on 179 for five.Hope and wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich (11) attempted a repair job in a 23-run, sixth wicket stand which took their side past the 200-run mark.But Dowrich edged Williams to Masakadza at slip at the start of the final hour leading to a swift decline which saw the last five wickets tumble for 17 runs.Hope, on 56 at tea, continued to carry the innings as he marched towards three figures but lacked support.Captain Jason Holder was adjudged lbw to Williams for eight at 212 for seven and tail-enders Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel all failed to score, lasting a total of nine balls, as Cremer and Williams clinically mopped up the tail.
Glowing sand was your cradle, claimed The Telegraph. “The sifting and collection of radioactive material by powerful tides could have generated the complex molecules that led to the evolution of carbon-based life forms –including plants, animals and humans.” The article acknowledged that “radiation may seem an unlikely candidate to kick-start life because it breaks chemical bonds and splits large molecules,” but thought some of the energy could be used productively. Radioactive grains in the sand could provide the chemical energy to build sugars, amino acids and soluble phosphates needed for life as we know it. This scenario is the brainchild of Zachary Adam, an astrobiologist at the University of Washington. His idea can “be added to the existing long and varied list of hypotheses.” Reporter Nick Fleming listed the usual suspects: Oparin, Miller, the clay hypothesis, panspermia, “and the intervention of a divine, intelligent designer.” The article is accompanied by a picture of humans at the beach. No claim was made whether the energy from sunlight was helping them evolve.Somebody else needs a kick-start. At least intelligent design wasn’t excluded from the list of possibilities this time. It’s the only contender that isn’t deaf, dumb, blind and lazy from the starting gate. (Clarification: speaking of the hypotheses, not their proponents).(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Hometown hero Greg Minnaar is only the third person in history to win a world championship on home soil. Photo: Darren Goddard / Gameplan Media By Brad Morgan9 September 2013It has been almost a week and I still get a buzz out of it. Just thinking back or watching YouTube videos brings a smile to my face. You see, I was there on Sunday, 1 September, when South Africa’s Greg Minnaar blasted his way to victory in the downhill at the 2013 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships in Pietermaritzburg.That victory made him a three-time world champion. He’s also a three-time runner-up in the World Championships. In addition, Minnaar has won the overall World Cup title three times and finished as runner-up four times. He has more World Cup podium finishes than anyone in history.All of those achievements put him in the conversation as one of South Africa’s greatest sportsmen ever.Other stars that come to mind include golf legend Gary Player; cricket all-rounder Jacques Kallis; batsmen Graeme Pollock and Barry Richards; rugby’s Danie Gerber, Naas Botha and Frik du Preez; swimmers Natalie du Toit and Penny Heyns; boxers “Baby Jake” Matlala and Vic Toweel; and footballers Ace Ntsoelengoe, Lucas Radebe and Kaizer Motaung.You can pick your favourite from whatever sport, but with a record like his, Minnaar has to be in the conversation.Two years ago, Greg Minnaar was a great of downhill racing. By winning two World Championships and finishing runner-up in the World Cup twice since, he has become a legend of the sport.France’s Nicolas Vouilloz is the only other man in the conversation when it comes to the greatest downhill racer of all time – although Australia’s Sam Hill is a narrow third. Vouilloz won the World Championships a record seven times and topped the World Cup standings five times. At first glance, this trumps Minnaar’s achievements, but Vouilloz was dominant mostly in the sport’s early days, when the competition was not as tough as it is today.It’s the old story of it being difficult comparing athletes from different eras. Take the example of Sir Donald Bradman, by common consensus the greatest cricketer of all time. His batting average of 99.94 is way ahead of the number two man on the list, Graeme Pollock, who averaged 60.97. Yet only a fool would believe Bradman could achieve such dominance in this day and age.It was Minnaar who brought to an end Vouilloz’s run of five World Championship downhill titles in six years back in 2003. It took him another nine years before he won a second rainbow-striped jersey, but in that time he narrowly missed out three times, when he finished second, and won three World Cup overall titles.To my mind, the way Minnaar wins reminds me of Roger Federer. The man from Pietermaritzburg is tall at 1.90m (6 foot 3), but he has a grace and technical brilliance, even in the pursuit of speed, that stands out and confirms his status as special.Read more on SouthAfrica.info: Minnaar: one of South Africa’s greats
Questions you should think about while planning: Read the tips for hosting an event.Submit your event listing on Geocaching.com at least two weeks prior to the date of your event and wait for it to be published by a Volunteer Reviewer.Once your event is published, fill out the GIFF Sign Up Form.Wait for your event to be approved via email by the GIFF team at HQ. Approved events will be added to the GIFF 2019 List and will receive the GIFF film reel file prior to the event. The Geocaching International Film Festival (GIFF) is still three months away (November 7-17) but now is the perfect time to start planning your event. Don’t know where to start? Look here for help. Are you looking for GIFF Geocoins or other merchandise items? Check out our Shop.Share with your Friends:More How to host a GIFF Event: What equipment will you use to show the finalist films?How many people will come and how many seats do you need?Will your film night have a theme, snacks, or film judging? GIFF is your only chance to earn a special souvenir by watching a whole series of unique and fun geocaching movies. For more inspiration, check out these 39 amazing moments from GIFF 2017. SharePrint RelatedAnd action! It’s time to start planning your GIFF event!August 7, 2017In “GIFF”Ready, Set…Plan Your GIFF Event!August 14, 2018In “News”GIFF Weekend 2015August 24, 2015In “GIFF”
Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Portugal’s Ines Henriques celebrates after winning the gold medal and setting a new world record in the women’s 50-kilometer race walk during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)LONDON — The first women’s 50-kilometer walk at the world championships produced a world record.Ines Henriques of Portugal bettered her own mark on Sunday by finishing in 4 hours, 5 minutes, 56 seconds on the two-kilometer loop in central London.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Football, Netball, Water polo bets open PH bid Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES The Frenchman’s time was the second fastest in history. Diniz set the world record of 3:32:33 in 2014.“A lot of training has gone into this – cycling, swimming – everything for this 50 (kilometer) walk,” Diniz said. “Last night I kept away from watching the TV because I did not want to get too excited. I went to bed at 9 because I knew it was going to be my day today.”Hirooki Arai was second in 3:41:17, two seconds ahead of Japanese teammate Kai Kobayashi in third.The 20-kilometer walks were also held Sunday. Yang Jiayu of China won the women’s event in a personal best time of 1:26:18. She beat Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez of Mexico by only 1 second.Antonella Palmisano of Italy was third in 1:26:36.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Lyu Xiuzhi had been in line for bronze, but the Chinese walker was disqualified with about 50 meters to go.“In the last 100 (meters) I was in a hurry,” Lyu said. “I forgot that I already had a medal.”The men’s 20K was also close. Eider Arevalo beat 18-year-old Sergei Shirobokov of Russia by two seconds to win gold.The Colombian finished in 1:18:53. Caio Bonfim of Brazil was third in 1:19:04.Action will return to the Olympic Stadium later in the evening on the final day of the championships, and the United States is expected to add more to its medal haul in the 4×400-meter relays.American great Allyson Felix is favored to win a 16th world championship medal.Other finals are in the women’s 800, 5,000 and discus, and the men’s high jump and 1,500.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “The last 5 (kilometers) were really tough,” said Henriques, whose previous world record was 4:08:26. “My goal was to go under 4 hours and 6 minutes.”Yin Hang was second in 4:08:58, followed by Chinese teammate Yang Shuqing in 4:20:49.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsOnly seven women started the race, which was being run at the worlds for the first time, and only four finished.In the men’s 50K, Yohann Diniz of France won in 3:33:12. At 39, Diniz is the oldest man to win a gold medal at the world championships. MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side
Story Highlights Programmes offered at the Flanker Skills Training Institute in Montego Bay, St. James, have been boosted with the provision of equipment valued approximately $3 million by China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC).The donation has been facilitated under a partnership with the Government of Jamaica.Speaking during the handover ceremony at the Institute on Tuesday (July 24), National Security Minister, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, who is also the Member of Parliament for North West St. James where the centre is located, lauded CHEC for their contribution to the community, noting that “they were kind enough when I spoke to them to (commit) to provide training tools”.He pointed out that the gesture by the Chinese firm, which has been integrally involved in infrastructure developments islandwide, will enable the centre to provide skills training for more persons.This, Dr. Chang pointed out, by being utilised in a property management training course, which gets under way shortly in collaboration with the HEART Trust/NTA.The Minister said the course forms part of the Administration’s commitment to ensuring that there is sustainability throughout inner-city communities such as Flanker.Dr. Chang also announced that the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) will set up a simulator in the parish to train and certify individuals in the use of heavy-duty equipment by year end.Meanwhile, Acting Senior Director of the Workforce Development and Employment Division at HEART Trust/NTA, Elain Holloway, pledged the agency’s commitment to ensuring that the skills of youth in Flanker are developed to enable them to create wealth for themselves and their families.“The HEART Trust/NTA is fully supportive of any initiative which will engage our youth in the development of skills. Community training intervention is a major component of our training at the HEART Trust/NTA as we seek to take the programmes more and more into the communities and to expand the access to person’s right across Jamaica,” she explained.In this regard, Mrs. Holloway challenged the trainees to “take excellent care of these tools and equipment and the facilities, because I am sure you want to ensure that others who will come after you will be able to benefit”.For her part, Deputy General Manager of CHEC, Dr. Zhimin Hu, said the firm welcomed the opportunity to contribute to the development of Flanker.“We are mindful of the fact that sustainable development must be at the centre of the people. This approach to development will not only enable the country to achieve its goals but also help to shape the hearts and minds, values and attitudes. For this reason, we are so happy to donate the gift of tools and equipment to skills training,” she said.Additionally, she said her organisation is more than happy to be able to transfer knowledge and skill to the Jamaican people, and is committed to putting greater effort in having more local communities and people participate in opportunities being created by their projects “through jobs, training and also the company’s use of the local services provided”.“We welcome opportunities to contribute to the effort that enables individuals to grow and develop in this rapidly changing world. We take corporate social responsibility as an integral part of our company’s culture and way of doing business through education and cultural exchange, charitable support and other means. This is why we strive to build relationships based on mutual respect and shared values. Programmes offered at the Flanker Skills Training Institute in Montego Bay, St. James, have been boosted with the provision of equipment valued approximately $3 million by China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC). The donation has been facilitated under a partnership with the Government of Jamaica. Speaking during the handover ceremony at the Institute on Tuesday (July 24), National Security Minister, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, who is also the Member of Parliament for North West St. James where the centre is located, lauded CHEC for their contribution to the community, noting that “they were kind enough when I spoke to them to (commit) to provide training tools”.