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Lambert bags Walsh Award

first_imgFormer West Indies fast-bowling great Courtney Walsh, after whom theprestigious Courtney Walsh Awards for Excellence is named, has heaped praise on this year’s recipient, former Jamaica cricket captain Tamar Lambert.Walsh considers the award a just reward for Lambert, who won five consecutive regional championships for Jamaica at the first-class level.”He has done really good service in that department. The one thing is that if he wasn’t that relaxed, he would have gone on to higher heights. I have always been telling him that he should have knocked on the West Indies door, but I think he was just in a comfort zone doing the job for Jamaica. He did a tremendous job,” Walsh told reporters.”I am just happy that he got some recognition for that tonight because it is not easy to win five back-to-back titles and he showed he is a deserving leader,” Walsh continued.The former world Test wickets record holder was speaking at Wednesday evening’s awards function held at the Terra Nova All-SuiteHotel in New Kingston where the respective winners, were announced.For his part, Lambert, who is still active in cricket locally, said it felt good to be recognised.”This award means everything to me. The Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education Fund fund has recognised my contributions over the years and it’s nice to know that you have done well and people recognise you,” he reasoned.”I am still in the sport. I am jetting off to Australia shortly,” said Lambert, who revealed that he has been delayed by a problem with his visa. The 35-year-old plans to get into coaching and will be doing some courses while he is Australia.In addition to a trophy, Lambert collected $500,000. The two other shortlisted nominees, West Indies Women’s captain Stafanie Taylor and former Reggae Boyz goalkeeper Warren Barrett also collected awards.The Student Excellence Awards went to sprinter Jhevaughn Matherson of Kingston College and 400 metres runner Satanya Wright of St Elizabeth Technical. They received awards as well as $250,000 from the Supreme Ventures Foundation towards a school project.The main objective of the award, which is administered by The CHASE Fund is to recognise the achievements of a sportsperson who displays a high level of humility, integrity, discipline and other exemplary qualities, while excelling in the field of sports.Prime Minister Andrew Holness, the guest speaker, lauded Walsh and other present and past sports stars for being true ambassadors of Jamaica.”I am very pleased to be here to participate in this Courtney Walsh Awards ceremony for athletes and student athletes,” Holness remarked.last_img read more

The Community Development Institute makes a presentation to City Council

first_imgNext Morris, addressed the Social and Economic Development Framework and its purpose, to provide guidance, focus, and the tools to build a strong foundation that will support the future social and economic development of Fort St. John. The framework is like a roadmap, to help things keep going, having indicators to where you may have gone wrong and to help navigate detours.Advertisement For the Development to be realized, capacity must be built, develope connections and build resilience, as well as fostering flexibility and adaptability. Fifteen aspects where you see the two facets working together in Fort St. John include; – Advertisement -The Social and Economic parts of the Framework are interwoven and work together in order to work. Making the presentation was Marleen Morris a Co-Director of the CDI. Morris started her presentation with a refresher to date of the research and the community engagement the CDI has done to gather information from the community and what has been learned. HousingWorkforceInclusion and BelongingPersonal and Family ServicesVulnerable people and familiesArts and CultureSports and RecreationInfrastructureOils and GasForestryAgricultureRetail and ServicesTourismTransportationPublic and Government Services Morris says, Social and Economic Development takes place on three levels, individual, group and community. To watch the presentation you can; CLICK HERE Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Community Development Institute (CDI) made a presentation to Council on the Social and Economic Development Framework. Once the final report is prepared it will be presented to the public and Council the report will include more information and provide questions that will help determine which initiatives are a good fit for the city.last_img read more

THE GARDAI BEHIND WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL WITH SAM GET PIC – WITH SAM!

first_imgBRID SWEENEY TOOK THIS PIC OF THE GARDAI WHO’VE ESCORTED SAMTHE DONEGAL team has tonight paid tribute to the Gardai who have been escorting them across the county since their arrival in Pettigo on Monday night.A Co Board statement said: “A big thank you to members of An Garda Síochána Traffic Corps who have been escorting the All Ireland Champions through the towns, villages and parishes of Donegal with the treasured Sam Maguire Cup since Tuesday morning. We are very grateful to them for their assistance and co-operation.”  THE GARDAI BEHIND WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL WITH SAM GET PIC – WITH SAM! was last modified: September 27th, 2012 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:THE GARDAI BEHIND WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL WITH SAM GET PIC – WITH SAM!last_img read more

Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC launched in India, price starts at Rs 10.73 lakh

first_imgTriumph Motorcycles India today launched the new Scrambler 1200 XC in the country at an ex-showroom price of Rs 10.73 lakh. The company claims that the new bike has been developed to deliver both classic and adventure capabilities. It gets two colour schemes — Jet Black with Matt Black and Khaki Green with Brooklands Green.The new Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC gets a liquid cooled 1200 cc, Bonneville twin engine with dedicated ‘Scrambler’ tune. The motor makes 90 PS at 7,400 rpm and 110 Nm of peak torque at 3,950 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. There is a torque-assist clutch as well. This mill in Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC produces 12.5 per cent more power than Triumph Bonneville T120 and 38 per cent more than 2019 Triumph Street Scrambler. The torque figure in the new launch is also 37.5 per cent more than what we get in the 2019 Triumph Street Scrambler. Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC gets Ohlins adjustable long travel rear suspension with 200 mm travel.Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC comes with a new dedicated scrambler frame. There is an adjustable handlebar and folding foot controls. Performing the suspension duties are Showa adjustable long travel USD cartridge forks with 200 mm travel at the front and Ohlins adjustable long travel rear suspension with 200 mm travel. The bike gets high specification side-laced wheels with duel-purpose Metzler Tourance tubeless tyres. There are Brembo twin 320 mm floating discs with Monobloc M50 front calipers and Brembo 2-piston 255 mm disc with the rear brake caliper. You also get ABS and switchable traction control.In April, the company had launched 2019 Triumph Speed Twin in India at an introductory price of Rs 9.46 lakh (ex-showroom). Also, the bike maker had introduced Triumph Tiger 800 XCA in the country at an introductory price of Rs 15.16 lakh (ex-showroom) in March.advertisementThe 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC gets 2nd-generation TFT instruments. There are five riding modes — Road, Rain, Sport, Off-Road and Rider-Configurable. The bike comes with all-LED lighting with DRL headlight and illuminated backlit switches. There are features like keyless ignition, single-button cruise control, USB charging and immobiliser. As accessory fits, the bike gets TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) and Bluetooth connectivity module that enables integrated GoPro control system, ‘turn-by-turn’ navigation, plus phone and music operation. The new Scrambler 1200 XC will get its first major service done at 16,000 kms.”Modern classic continues to be Triumph’s largest selling motorcycles in India with a contribution of around 55 per cent in the total volume. The all-new Scrambler 1200 fills in the gap of a more capable, more stylish and the first in its class scrambler which further strengthens and completes the modern classic portfolio of Triumph in India. The new Scrambler 1200 XC is a benchmark-setting motorcycle that represents a first for dual-purpose capability and modern custom style. This is a genuine ‘cross-over’ adventure capable modern classic. Modern classics segment are a stronghold of Triumph in India with clear leadership and we expect this product to further strengthen that position,” Triumph Motorcycles India General Manager Shoeb Farooq said.ALSO READ | Top 5 bikes in India under Rs 50,000: Hero Splendor PRO, TVS Sport, Bajaj Platina 100 and moreALSO READ | Tata Altroz spotted without any disguise ahead of launch later this yearALSO READ | Elon Musk dismisses media report on Tesla not ordering toilet paper as complete nonsenselast_img read more