Warm Reception for Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

first_imgRelatedWarm Reception for Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Advertisements RelatedWarm Reception for Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Olympic 100-Metres Champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, arrived in the island on September 8 to a warm reception from a large turnout of persons welcoming her home at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston. A fanfare, orchestrated by the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF), announced the sprinter’s arrival, moving her to intimate that she “felt the love” of all the persons receiving her. Minister with responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley; Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Anthony Hylton; Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President, Michael Fennell; and Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) President, Dr. Warren Blake, headed the dignitaries, officials and other guests, who were on hand to meet the triple Olympic medallist.    Mrs. Fraser-Pryce is returning home for the first time since competing in the recently concluded London Olympic Games, where she successfully defended her Women’s 100-Metres title.  In addition to this, she mined a Silver medal in the Women’s 200-Metres, and was part of the 4×100-Metres Women’s sprint relay team that won the Silver medal, behind the United States. During a brief reception for her in the airport’s VIP Lounge, Mrs. Fraser-Pryce, said she was proud of her accomplishments and pleased to have represented Jamaica at the Olympics. She indicated that she and the other athletes had worked very hard to secure their achievements and were grateful for the appreciation being shown to them by the nation. “We represent our country because we are proud to be Jamaican…we love Jamaica,” she said, noting that all of the athletes are desirous of making the nation proud. The “Pocket Rocket”, as she is affectionately called, expressed heartfelt gratitude to her husband, mother, grandmother, other members of her family, friends, sponsors, and her management team for their support of her pursuits, noting that this and her faith in God, are the factors that motivate her to strive for success. In congratulating Mrs. Fraser-Pryce, Minister Neita Headley said the country was proud of her tremendous achievements and thanked her “for having executed so well. We thank you for being the fabulous role model you are for our young people here in Jamaica”. The Minister informed that a special reception is being planned for the athletes who participated in the Olympic Games, “to let all of our Olympians know that Jamaica recognizes the value that you bring to the process of development of this country”. She further noted that Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller will also be hosting a special reception for the athletes at Jamaica House.center_img Warm Reception for Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce SportSeptember 9, 2012 RelatedWarm Reception for Shelly-Ann Fraser-Prycelast_img read more

Ironman Foundation partnership with iPhone/Android app Charity Miles

first_img Related The Ironman Foundation has announced a partnership with Charity Miles, an iPhone/Android app that empowers runners, walkers and cyclists to earn money for charity during training. Smart phone users who download the Charity Miles app will see The Ironman Foundation as a featured charity available for selection.Users can choose The Ironman Foundation at the beginning of a workout to earn money for The Ironman Foundation Community Fund, which provides support to non-profit groups located in Ironman race communities. Cyclists earn US$0.10 cents per mile, while runners and walkers earn US$0.25 cents per mile.“We are excited about partnering with Charity Miles and providing triathletes from all over the world an opportunity to give back to the communities where they race,” said David Deschenes, Executive Director for The Ironman Foundation. “Since athletes spend countless hours on the road training for their Ironman journey, it seems fitting to provide them with a way to raise money at the same time.”The Ironman Foundation aims to build a legacy in its race communities through philanthropy, volunteering and grant making. The funds earned from the use of the Charity Miles app will allow the foundation to continue supporting various athletic, community, education, health, human services and public benefit non-profit organizations around the world.“We are proud to support the grant funding provided by The Ironman Foundation,” said the Founder of Charity Miles and six-time Ironman Triathlon finisher, Gene Gurkoff. “It is unique that an organization gives back to the communities in which it participates in, as is the case with The Ironman Foundation and we look forward to harnessing the power of Ironman athletes everywhere to make an even bigger impact throughout these areas.”Charity Miles is a free iPhone/Android app that allows people to earn money for charity when they walk, run or bike. Bikers earn 10¢ per mile. Walkers and runners earn 25¢ per mile. Along with The Ironman Foundation, the app also includes: ASPCA, Achilles International, Autism Speaks, Every Mother Counts, Feeding America, The Global Fund, Habitat for Humanity, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Pencils of Promise, Stand Up To Cancer, Wounded Warrior Project, and the World Food Program. Athletes can download the app for free in the Apple and Android app stores.www.Ironman.comwww.Ironmanfoundation.orglast_img read more

Gallery: Sabine Pass liquefaction project advances

first_imgHouston Based LNG player Cheniere filed a construction progress update with FERC covering activities on Sabine Pass liquefaction project during the month of May.The company informed that for Stage 1 (trains 1 and 2) engineering and procurement are 100% complete. Subcontract and direct hire construction work are 71.2% and 81.9% complete, respectively. Stage 1 overall project completion is 90.8% against the plan of 92.6%.Stage 2 (trains 3 and 4)  engineering is now 99.8% complete. Procurement is 95.7% complete. Subcontract and direct hire construction work are 44.1% and 29.2% complete, respectively.Overall project completion for Stage 2 is 67.7% against the plan of 70.1%.For Stage 3 (trains 5 and 6) the company filed the implementation plan and request for authorization to conduct site preparation activities with FERC. No construction occurred during the period.During May, Train 1 construction began the lube oil flushing of the ethylene compressor and the methane compressor, as well as synthetic oil flushing of the ethylene turbine. The first two gas generators were set and aligned for both ethylene compressors. Pre-commissioning work and loop checks continued, Cheniere said in its filing.Train 2 completed the erection of the two methane filter houses and made significant progress on the installation and testing of lube oil piping.Train 3 received the cold boxes and construction continued to work on aboveground pipe installation, with a focus on the cryo pipe rack and refrigeration compressor areas.In Train 4, above ground piping installation continued under the compressor table top, propane condenser pipe rack, and cryo pipe rack.Actual project progress continues to support the achievement of the scheduled Substantial Completion Dates for Trains 1 and 2, which remain as February 2016 and June 2016, respectively. Trains 3 and 4 Substantial Completion Dates are April 2017 and August 2017.[mappress mapid=”16402″]LNG World News Staff; Image: Chenierelast_img read more