Linden Town Council in talks with Indian Gov’t to establish solar energy project

first_imgThe office of the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) is in discussion with First Secretary of the High Commission of India, Vijayakumar K. for installation of a solar energy project in the mining town.Mayor Waneka Arindell and First Secretary of the High Commission of India, Vijayakumar KThe First Secretary of the High Commission visited Linden Mayor Waneka Arindell at the LM&TC on Monday to have talks on the proposed initiative.Mayor Arindell has said that while it was that official’s first visit to Linden, it came on the heels of correspondence to identify possible projects which can be initiated in the community.“They would have sent us a letter to identify projects. So, we’re in the introduction stage of it…and they’re going to return once we provide some information…” the mayor noted.Additionally, at the launch of the Linden Town Week of activities back in May, Minister of State Joseph Harmon had told residents that the presence of several ‘mined-out’ areas across the Linden community makes Linden perfect to benefit from projects under the International Solar Alliance agreement (ISA). He posited that those areas allow for a greater level of access to solar power.Minister Harmon had said there was an indication that the bauxite mining community would benefit from projects under the international agreement signed by His Excellency President David Granger in India.He also noted that the solar footprints of Linden are among its greatest assets, and ought to be explored. He further related that, based on conversations taking place, he had some indication as well, that these ‘mined-out’ areas can be converted to green tourism and conservation facilities.last_img read more

JOB VACANCIES: KELLY’S CENTRA MOUNTAIN TOP SEEKING TO RECRUIT DELI ASSISTANTS

first_imgKelly’s Centra Mountain Top are seeking to recruit TWO new deli staff.JOB VACANCY: Due to the growing and continuing success at Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top, management are looking to recruit TWO deli assistants part-time and full-time. This award winning deli has numerous awards for its food and is a fast paced environment.The type of person Kelly’s are seeking to recruit must be friendly, well presented and flexible as there will be some evening and weekend work. Experience would be an advantage but not necessarily a deal breaker as full in house training will be provided including HACCP.Kelly’s is a highly progressive company and there are always opportunities to progress through the ranks so this will be of interest to ambitious people also.Apply by email with cv to www.kellyscentra.ie or in writing to Mairtin Kelly Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal.JOB VACANCIES: KELLY’S CENTRA MOUNTAIN TOP SEEKING TO RECRUIT DELI ASSISTANTS was last modified: December 9th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:jobJob VacanciesKelly’s Centra Mountain Topnewslast_img read more

Redknapp hails Leeds as ‘one of the great clubs in English football’

first_imgQPR boss Harry Redknapp says his players must be ready to face an intimidating atmosphere when they play Leeds United at Elland Road this weekend.Both teams are unbeaten in the Championship so far this season and Redknapp believes Leeds will challenge for promotion under manager Brian McDermott.“It’ll be a tough game. You don’t get an easy game at Leeds,” said Redknapp.“It’s a passionate, fantastic crowd – great support. It’s one of the great clubs in English football.“You look at the support and the club over the years that Leeds have been. They still have great support home and away and it’s an intimidating place to go.“They’ve got a good manager in Brian McDermott and a good team. I’m sure they’ll be there or thereabouts.“With that crowd behind them, no-one will go to Elland Road and get an easy game that’s for sure. They’ll be right up there.“They’re talking about getting maybe 30,000 tomorrow. It’ll be a great atmosphere and we’ll have to be at our best to get a result there.”See also:QPR star passed fit for Leeds 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Van Dyk wins Laureus Award

first_img23 May 2006South African wheelchair racing athlete Ernst van Dyk won the Laureus Sportsperson of the Year Award for an athlete with a disability at a gala function in Barcelona on Monday.The “Oscars of sport” are awarded annually, chosen by 42 sporting greats who make up the Laureus World Sports Academy.Van Dyk won the title ahead of five other nominees: German swimmer Kirsten Bruhn; Hungarian fencer Zsuzsanna Krajnyak; Finland’s Leo-Pekka Tahti, a previous winner and also a wheelchair racer; wheelchair tennis player Esther Vergeer of the Netherlands; and Kenyan athlete Henry Wanyoike.Magnificent yearThe award put the seal on a magnificent year for South Africa’s Disabled Sportman of the Year 2005. During the course of the year, he won the Boston Marathon wheelchair race for an unprecedented fifth year in succession, as well as the New York, Paris, Seoul and Oita Marathons.He also showed himself to be versatile by winning the 400 and 800 metres in Atlanta’s Meet in the Heat.In handcycling, he won the South African Championships, the Argus Cycle Tour, the EHC Circuit Race at Spijkernisse and the Saddlers Ultra Challenge in Alaska. He also finished runner-up at the European Championship road race and time trial.Van Dyk holds the world record for the marathon. He became the first person in history to crack the magical one hour 20 minute barrier when he won the Boston Marathon in 2004.He also represented South Africa as a swimmer at the Barcelona Paralympics way back in 1992.Greatest achievementDespite this, Van Dyk rates earning a degree in sports science from the University of Stellenbosch as his number one achievement, because it made him the first disabled sportsperson to graduate with it.Van Dyk was born with congenital birth defects which resulted in him having a double amputation from the knee down.SA’s sport laureatesTwo other South Africans have won Laureus awards. The first, extreme adventurer Mike Horn, was named Laureus World Alternative Sportsperson of the Year in 2001.Horn made history in 2000 by completing the landmark Latitude 0° project, making a solo circle of the globe at the Equator without the help of motor power – covering 8 400 kilometres on foot and mountain bike and 16 142 nautical miles by trimaran for a combined total of 40 000km.Gary Player, one of the greatest golfers of all time and one of only five professionals to have won golf’s grand slam of all four major championships, became SA’s second Laureus award winner in 2003 when he was presented with a Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award.And in 2004, disabled swimmer Natalie du Toit was a Laureus nominee in the Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability category.Du Toit, whose left leg was amputated below the knee in 2001, holds disability world records for the 50m, 100m and 400m freestyle, 100m butterfly and 200m individual medley.Perhaps her greatest achievement, however, has been bridging the gap between able-bodied and disabled athletes.At the 2003 All-Africa Games, competing against able-bodied swimmers, Du Toit won gold in the 800 metres freestyle. At the Afro-Asian Games in the same year, up against able-bodied swimmers once more, she took silver in the 800 metres freestyle and bronze in the 400 metres freestyle.In the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, 18 years old at the time, she qualified for the 800 metres freestyle final – the first time in history that an athlete with disability had qualified for the final of an able-bodied event.Laureus Sport for Good projectsThe Laureus Sport for Good Foundation in South Africa is headed up by former Springbok rugby captain and Rugby World Cup winning manager Morne du Plessis. It is a proactive body that works in a funding and consultative capacity with other organisations.In South Africa, the Foundation is involved in a number of projects, including the Helderberg Partnership Project in Cape Town, Starfish Sport in Gauteng, Playing for Peace in Kwazulu-Natal, Project Sozo in Paarl, and the Little Champs Academy in Gauteng.The Helderberg Partnership Project, established in 1999, is a joint initiative of the Helderberg Sports Academy and Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse in Helderberg.Children between 10 and 18 receive sports coaching at the Helderberg Sports Academy, irrespective of their ability to pay, while social workers use the opportunity to raise awareness of the problem of juvenile sexual abuse.Playing for Peace’s focus is combating problems of racism and discord. The message of the project is: “Children who learn to play together can learn to live together.”Philosophy of the FoundationThis fits in perfectly with the philosophy of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, which holds that people’s attitudes and prejudices can be changed by the power of sport.Starfish Sport provides holistic care for children who are orphaned as a result of HIV/Aids, with Laureus taking responsibility, along with Discovery, for funding.Project Sozo aims to counter problems of gangsterism in Paarl by providing children with an alternative source of excitement and stimulation by focusing their attention on sport.The Little Champs Academy is a national project that began in 2000 to teach children from a young age basic sporting skills and at the same time improve their learning skills.Du Plessis and Gary Player are members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, which includes some of the greatest sports personalities ever to grace the playing arenas of the world – among them Franz Beckenbauer, Sergey Bubka, Ian Botham, Sean Fitzpatrick, Miguel Indurain, Jack Nicklaus, Martina Navratilova, Edwin Moses, Jack Nicklaus, Tony Hawk, Dan Marino and Viv Richards. 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IOC: 45 more positive cases in retests of 2008, ’12 samples

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares LONDON (AP). Forty-five more athletes, including 23 medalists from the 2008 Beijing Games, have been caught for doping after retesting of samples from the last two Olympics, the IOC said Friday.The new cases bring to 98 the total number of athletes who have failed tests so far in the reanalysis of their stored samples from Beijing and the 2012 Olympics in London.Using “the very latest scientific analysis methods,” the latest round of retests produced 30 “provisional” positive findings from Beijing and 15 confirmed positives from London, the IOC reported.No names were given.The International Olympic Committee stores doping samples for 10 years so they can be retested when new methods become available, meaning drug cheats who escaped detection at the time can be caught years later.The retesting program has targeted athletes who were in contention to compete at the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but has also been widened to cover many medalists.“All athletes found to have infringed the anti-doping rules will be banned from competing” at the Rio Games, the IOC said.The announcement comes at a time when the IOC is weighing whether to ban Russia from the Rio Olympics over allegations of systematic and state-run doping.On Thursday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld an IAAF ban on Russia’s track and field athletes from the games. The IOC executive board is scheduled to hold a meeting Sunday amid calls by anti-doping bodies to exclude Russia entirely from Rio.The IOC said the previous first wave of retests had found 30 positive cases from Beijing and 23 from London. The Russian Olympic Committee has said 22 of those cases involved Russian athletes, including medalists.A total of 1,243 samples have been retested so far in the first two waves of the reanalysis program.The 30 new positive cases from Beijing involved athletes from four sports and eight countries.The 15 athletes caught in the new London tests represent two sports and nine countries. The IOC did not say whether any were medalists.A third and fourth round of retesting will continue throughout and after the Rio Games, the IOC said.“The new reanalysis once again shows the commitment of the IOC in the fight against doping,” IOC President Thomas Bach said in a statement.The IOC said it was informing the national Olympic committees and international sports federations affected by the latest positives, clearing the way for disciplinary proceedings to begin against the athletes.The IOC said it could not provide more details, including the names of the athletes, “for legal reasons.”“This will follow in due course,” it said.So far, only one athlete has been formally disqualified by the IOC in the retesting program.Last week, Ukrainian weightlifter Yulia Kalina was stripped of her bronze medal from the London Olympics after her sample came back positive for the steroid turinabol.The IOC reported in May that it had found 31 positives from Beijing. It said Friday that the backup “B” samples in two cases did not confirm the original finding, while an additional positive case was confirmed later.last_img read more