Custos hails Bruising gym founder

first_imgBruising Gym founder and head coach Carl Grant was praised for his foresight in setting up the gym and congratulated for the work he is doing in the Stony Hill area by Custos of St Andrew Donna Parchment Brown at the gym’s seventh anniversary celebrations at the Stony Hill Primary and Junior School last Saturday night.Parchment-Brown said that it was noteworthy that Grant was taking time to nurture and train his boxers, who, she noted, were doing well both locally and overseas. She urged him to continue doing so as it was a well needed service to his community.Parchment-Brown also presented Grant with his AIBA 3-Star Certificate, for which he qualified last year. This is the highest qualification in amateur boxing and is awarded by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) after the recipient receives special training and passes the relevant examinations. He is the only Jamaican currently holding this certificate.Grant told The Gleaner afterwards that he was encouraged by the words of the custos and that this provided him with the incentive he needed to continue working with the young people in the area.At the presentation ceremony, boxers Felice Groves, Kestna Davis, Michael Gardener, and Omar Campbell were awarded plaques for being the representatives from the gym who have been selected to represent Jamaica in international competition. They received their awards from Winston Chung, a sales representative of Diamond Paints, one of the gym’s sponsors.Outstanding graduatesSakima Mullings and Richard Holmes were recognised for being outstanding graduates of the gym’s amateur programme. Mullings was crowned Wray and Nephew Contender champion in 2014 and Holmes was runner-up in the same competition this year. These awards were presented by Wray and Nephew Contender champion 2015 Kemahl Russell.Three individuals who have made substantial contributions to the gym’s growth, and to boxing in Jamaica, were also honoured. They were William Tavares-Finson, who was president of the Jamaica Boxing Board of Control when the gym was founded; Leroy Brown, also a former president and now general secretary of the board; and Robert Forbes, owner of the Olympia Crown Hotel. These awards were presented by Everoy Chin, who is the consul general in Jamaica for the Republic of the Phillipines and a member of the Jamaica Boxing Board.last_img read more

IT ALL ADDS UP! DONEGAL TEENS TO BE MATHS OLYMPIANS!

first_imgMEET the brainy Donegal students who show that lots of (X) maths study all (+) adds up and you can’t take that away (-) from them – for they’re set to become (=) Maths Olympians!The two students at the Abbey Vocational School in Donegal Town have been selected to train for the Irish Maths Olympiad team.Jessica Weitbreach and Pauric Doherty were selected based on their outstanding Maths results in the Junior Certificate Examination. The two students have been invited to attend enrichment classes in colleges such as University College Dublin, NUI Galway and  NUI Maynooth.Their class teacher, Ms Rosemary Quinn was delighted with the news and complimented the two students on their outstanding achievement.And Principal, Emmanuel McCormack beamed: “I am delighted for the students and their families and I want to pay tribute to their maths teacher, Rosemary Quinn and the entire Maths department at the Abbey Vocational School.“It really is great news for all of them and all of us.” The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is a prestigious annual team competition for mathematically talented second-level students representing their countries.Ireland has participated in the competition since 1988 and Irish students have won medals in eight of those competitions.The next IMO takes place in July 2012.Picture are Jessica Weitbreach, Ms. Rosemary Quinn (Head of AVS Maths Dept) and Pauric Doherty.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com IT ALL ADDS UP! DONEGAL TEENS TO BE MATHS OLYMPIANS! was last modified: November 18th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:abbey vocational schoolDonegal TownMATHS OLYMPIADSlast_img read more