Parchment, McLeod plot hurdles dominance

first_imgDOHA, Qatar:World Championships and Olympic Games 110 metres hurdles medallist Hansle Parchment strongly believes that Jamaica, with Omar McLeod and himself leading the way, can wrestle supremacy in the sprint hurdles away from the Americans and Russians.The 25-year-old Parchment won bronze in the event at the 2012 Olympics, with American Aries Merritt, the world record holder, taking gold. Parchment came even closer at last year’s World Championships when he copped silver behind Russia’s Sergey Shubenkov, with McLeod, in his first senior competition final, placing sixth.Parchment now believes that Jamaica has the ammunition to conquer the field at the Rio Olympics later this year.”I feel we have the potential. We are two strong athletes and we are working towards our goals,” Parchment said. “It would be great for us to start to dominate hurdling, which we have never done before.”McLeod, 22, is also keen on a Jamaican dominance of the event. He also envisions himself and Parchment making history.”He (Parchment) is my big bro (brother). We always give each other pep talks before races, we warm up together and we run together,” McLeod shared. “So it is always exciting running with him, and I just want both of us to continue to make Jamaica proud and create a lot of history.”The two gave a glimpse into the future when they finished first and second in the opening Diamond League meet of the season.McLeod won in a world leading and season’s best time of 13.05 seconds, while Parchment, who, like his compatriot, was competing in his first Diamond League, clocked a season-best 13.10.Spain’s Orlando Ortega (13.12) was third, while 2013 World Champion, American David Oliver (13.16) was fourth, and Merritt was sixth in 13.37.unpredictableParchment has, however, warned against complacency. He stressed that the event is very unpredictable and it is just a matter of who executes better on the day.”The hurdles are very unpredictable, so sometimes we can’t tell who will win,” Parchment said. “It is early and I believe everyone is still in the transition phase. This is my second race, so we are really just getting started. It is a very good start so far; probably the best ever for me, so I am giving thanks for that.”McLeod, on the other hand, already has his sights set on winning the Diamond trophy for the event and achieving Olympics glory.”That is my aim (to win everything); that is my goal; especially with the Olympics,” McLeod said. “So I am really just taking it one step at a time and not jumping the gun too much. One race at a time and I know if I do that and go out there and have fun, the sky is the limit.”ryon.jones@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

ClassNK Expands HKC Verification to SouthEast Asia

first_imgzoom Tokyo-based classification society ClassNK has received its first application for verification from a recycling facility in South-East Asia, Tsuneishi Ship Recycling (Negros).ClassNK completed the document review for a Ship Recycling Facility Plan (SRFP) submitted by TSRNI verifying the facility to be in line with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (HKC).Additionally, this marks the first facility designed to comply with the HKC standard from its planning stage. TSRNI would be constructed in Negros Occidental, the Philippines, and operated under the umbrella of Tsuneishi Group.In preparation for the completion of the facility, TSRNI developed the SRFP required to obtain certification by competent authority according to the HKC in the future.ClassNK reviewed the SRFP to examine that the document met with the HKC requirements. As the final part of the verification process, the classification society will conduct the on-site inspection, including checks on facilities and actual recycling practices, when ship recycling work commences at TSRNI to confirm its processes conform to the SRFP.“The maritime industry needs appropriate capacity for the safe and environmentally sound ship recycling,” ClassNK’s Junichi Hirata, Project Manager of Ship Recycling Team, said.“We are delighted that TSRNI has chosen ClassNK to verify the facility and it practices. As the first South-East Asia initiative to carry out ship recycling in line with HKC, it represents a major step forward in our mission to promote and facilitate safe and environmentally-friendly ship recycling across the world,” Hirata added.last_img read more

11th Anniversary of the UPLIFT Tribute

first_img KUSI Newsroom 11th Anniversary of the UPLIFT Tribute Posted: November 27, 2018 November 27, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)  – The nonprofit UPLIFT is hosting an event called “The Gift of Collaboration” to benefit vulnerable students, seniors and homeless in San Diego.The event is Saturday December 1st and tickets are still available.For more information click here. last_img read more

Anarchy on roads despite numerous projects

first_imgStudents occupy roads in front of Jamuna Future Park in Nadda, Dhaka for the second consecutive day on Wednesday. Photo: Abdus SalamAlthough the government had undertaken projects worth over Tk 500 billion in the last decade to develop Dhaka’s road and transport sector, the suffering of the commuters has not eased in reality.Vehicles run on manual signal while most of the traffic signals are dysfunctional. It has turned into a city of traffic jam, pollution, deaths and anarchy on roads.Experts attribute the problem to unplanned urban management and policy. The government had drafted a 20-year STP (Strategic Transport Plan) in 2005 that was supposed to end by 2014. But many of the plans still remain incomplete. Another modified RSTP (Revised Strategic Transport Plan) was prepared in 2015 which is to run till 2035.All the projects to be taken and implemented in Dhaka were supposed to be carried out under the RSTP. Conducting safe and disciplined transport system along with priority on bus service development were in the plan. Despite that the government had prioritised costly flyover projects.Dhaka has been among the top uninhabitable cities of the planet for the last few years. In a study carried out by London-based The Economist, Dhaka ranked second in the list of uninhabitable city in 2018. The study included indicators of crime, education, health along with road and mass transport scenario.According to the ministries of road, transport and bridges, local government and housing and public works, the government has spent Tk 68.66 billion in Dhaka’s road and transport sector in eight years. Currently, projects worth Tk 435 billion are running.The metro rail project from Uttara to Motijheel, the flyover from airport to Jatrabari, special lane from Joydebpur to airport, and road and canal in Purbachal are among the projects. These are supposed to be finished by 2010. There are doubts over the completion of these projects as progress is slow. Another Tk 2-trillion-project is on the way that includes metro rail, flyover, ring road and subway rail.When asked over this, road transport and highways division secretary Nazrul Islam told Prothom Alo, development projects are adopted taking people’s need in consideration. Depending on the reality some are implemented early while some are done later. Order will be restored in mass transport sector as soon as the metro rail and special lanes are opened, he added.Reckless bus driving is a chief reason for death on the roads in Dhaka. JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) too came to the conclusion while running a study during the adoption of RSTP. The survery, conducted in 2015, said 29,000,000 trips take place in Dhaka every day while bus or minibus contribute to 47 per cent of them.The type of ownership, fault in transport conducting system along with road system were mentioned in the RSTP. It also preferred a planned bus system instead of random licence approval. Former mayor Annisul Huq took the initiative.There was a decision to run all the buses under six companies on six different routes. The colours of the buses were supposed to be different too. The existing bus-owners were to be included in the companies. The owners were to receive the profit according to investment.There would be no competition among the drivers if this was followed. This initiative came to a halt after Annisul died in 2017. Sayeed Khokon, mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation was given the responsibility to move on the process in 2018. Nothing more than three meetings were held over the issue after this.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Nusrat Nowrinlast_img read more

Man Killed In Welding Explosion In Kemah

first_img Share OSHA is on at scene at the Gulf Coast Trawl Doors. The 57 year old owner here was killed in a welding accident. #abc13 pic.twitter.com/70K3r6T8Vz— Pooja Lodhia (@PoojaOnTV) July 23, 2018A welding explosion in Kemah Monday night left a man dead. Local media outlets are reporting the man was welding a gas tank on a small boat.Galveston County deputies reportedly found the man with severe burns. He died at the hospital.The sheriff’s office has not yet confirmed the man’s name. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is reportedly looking into the explosion.last_img read more

Bengal sees huge response in India BPO promotion scheme bidding

first_imgKolkata: Bengal received a positive response in the recently concluded bidding of the India BPO Promotion Scheme (IBPS), much to the delight of the state Information Technology (IT) & Electronics department and the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), the nodal agency of the union ministry of IT and Electronics for this scheme. Bengal has applied for as many as 500 seats, nearly an increase of 2.5 times. Last time, out of a total of 48,300 seats, the state had accounted for only 200 seats. “A company based in Krishnanagar, Nadia has availed 400 seats while another in Siliguri has applied for 100 seats,” a senior official of the state IT department said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe IBPS, envisaged under the Digital India Programme, seeks to incentivise the establishment of 48,300 seats in respect of BPO/ITES operations across the country, with a focus on Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities. The scheme has an outlay of Rs 493 crore and aims at creating capacity building in smaller cities in terms of infrastructure and manpower. Bengal has an allocation of 1,700 seats in this scheme.Officials of STPI in Bengal feel that stringent eligibility criteria had been a major factor in Bengal’s lukewarm response to the scheme. “It should be noted that most of the state’s activities take place in Kolkata Metropolitan Area, where this scheme is not applicable. Hence, the response was not positive last time. However, the response has been satisfactory this time,” a senior STPI official added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedA senior IT department official felt that lack of awareness regarding a financial assistance of upto Rs 1 lakh per seat, which can be sought under the scheme, had also been a reason for the poor response.At a workshop organised by STPI in the city on April 20, state Additional Chief Secretary IT Debashis Sen had urged people working in the IT sector to spread the word around through tweets, Facebook and other social media channels. “This has contributed in the rise of seat applications,” an IT official said. The state IT department has adopted a two-tier approach in the IT sector. Apart from holding knowledge sharing workshops on emerging technologies like Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics etc at the state level, it is also holding workshops at the district level in collaboration with Nasscom, Webel and local chambers to enable people to have an idea of the facilities offered by the state government and STPI, if somebody wants to set up a BPO or other IT start ups.last_img read more

Register now for ACVs Mega Fams in Cuba Mexico DR and Saint

first_img Posted by Tags: Air Canada Vacations, FAMs Travelweek Group Share MONTREAL — Air Canada Vacations is bringing back its popular Mega Fams in Mexico & the Caribbean.The four fams range in price from $329 and $359, double occupancy, including taxes and other fees, and take place in the following destinations:Santa Clara or Cayo Coco from Montreal (three nights)Puerto Vallarta from Calgary (two nights)Saint Lucia from Toronto (two nights)Puerto Plata and Samana from Toronto (three nights)Connector flights will also be available.For agents who wish to add more luxury to the trip, upgrades to Premium Rouge will be available for $125 roundtrip, but spots are limited.During the Mega Fams, agents will enjoy special events on site, site inspections in various resorts including some that are exclusive to Air Canada Vacations, and a few local attractions.According to Dana Gain, Senior Director, Sales and Partnerships at Air Canada Vacations, “awareness and experience” are the main reasons why ACV brings travel agents to destinations.More news:  CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise Collection“There is nothing better than to experience a product firsthand in order to really understand it and present it effectively to customers,” she said. “The Mega Fams are an incredible way to achieve this, plus we guarantee you’ll have lots of fun!”To confirm their request, agents can register via the links below:YUL-SNU: https://aircanadavacations.formstack.com/forms/mega_fam_2018_registration_form_snuYUL-CCC: https://aircanadavacations.formstack.com/forms/mega_fam_2018_registration_form_cccYYC-PVR: https://aircanadavacations.formstack.com/forms/mega_fam_2018_registration_form_pvrYYZ-UVF: https://aircanadavacations.formstack.com/forms/mega_fam_2018_registration_form_uvfYYZ-AZS: https://aircanadavacations.formstack.com/forms/mega_fam_2018_registration_form_drcenter_img Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Register now for ACV’s Mega Fams in Cuba, Mexico, D.R. and Saint Lucia << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more