News / Congestion at Felixstowe pushes Maersk Lavras to London Gateway, boosting Asia-Europe call hopes

first_img Maersk Line is diverting the UK call of its AE1 service 8,850 teu Maersk Lavras to London Gateway at the end of this week due to increasing berth and landside congestion at Felixstowe.The carrier issued an advisory notice to customers late last week. The Maersk Lavras is scheduled to discharge 2,251 containers (all Maersk Line cargo) at London Gateway within a 24-hour window commencing at 1am on Saturday.There are no plans to load exports and the ship will proceed to Bremerhaven to resume its normal schedule.Like many of its North European counterparts, the UK’s biggest container port of Felixstowe has been challenged in the past year by a surge of ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) that require more gangs and more cranes to service the increased cargo exchange – regularly more than 5,000 boxes per call.This in turn exerts pressure on the landside operation in a vicious circle of reduced port productivity.And, according to sources at Felixstowe, the ULCVs often arrive outside their official schedule windows, resulting in a bunch of big ships all vying for the same berths at the same time.Indeed, one of the largest containerships in the world, the 19,224 teu MSC Oscar, was last week reported to have been held at anchor off Felixstowe unable to secure a berth for more than 24 hours, notwithstanding the importance of the world’s second largest line to the UK east coast port.One local source confirmed to The Loadstar this morning that the current congestion was due to the port having to handle too many big ships over a short time frame.He said Felixstowe was “not coping well” and berthing delays of 48 hours or more were now quite common – especially for feeder ships.In the past, when carriers have diverted Felixstowe-bound ships to London Gateway and other North European ports at the eleventh hour, it has resulted in some supply chain confusion. However, the significantly longer notice given to Maersk Lavras consignees suggests that the co-ordination between carrier and port planners has improved, with Felixstowe now seemingly prepared to flag-up potential working problems at a much earlier stage.London Gateway opened officially in November 2013 with the call of the SEACs consortia, and has since added several new services to its portfolio. It must now hope that its proven flexibility in handling diverted ships will ultimately win it the holy grail of a regular Asia-Europe loop. It is becoming more important, given that the port is due to open its third berth at the facility in the second half of this year. By Mike Wackett 18/01/2016last_img read more

Laois man in Malawi on novel School in an Envelope project

first_img Twitter Laois man in Malawi on novel School in an Envelope project SEE MORE – The Midweek Podcast: SOSAD’s Christy Bannon, historian Cormac Moore and Laois singer’s new song id aid of the Irish Cancer Society Pinterest Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival WhatsApp WhatsApp Glenbarrow native Evin Joyce has been an aid worker professionally for almost ten years. Currently in Malawi, he has divised an ingenious path to education for local children.Evin explained his project ‘School in an Envelope’ on the LaoisToday Midweek Podcast, with Paul Downey.Evin was working in Malawi for UNICEF after Cyclone Idai in 2019 and in that time visited more than 40 nurseries, many on islands and all in remote areas. Home News Community Laois man in Malawi on novel School in an Envelope project NewsCommunity Pinterest Electric Picnic Electric Picnic Twitter By Sarah Cullen – 28th April 2021 Council Evin said these nurseries all had very consistent needs.He explained: “They had no teaching materials. As a an assistant teacher, before I got into the aid work myself, I know there is nothing as bad as just standing in front of the class of kids not knowing to what to do or what to say.“They had no porridge to give to the kids, because the kids would often come hungry. They had no building. They would just be doing the nursery and a tree and they had no pens.”Evin looked at the ways he could improve the teaching materials. On advice from his sister Ailbhe, a primary school teacher then working in Abu Dhabi, they came up with School in an Envelope.School in an Envelope is an inexpensive teaching pack of laminated flash cards, that can be adapted depending on age.Beginning this project, they experimented with homemade cards and used them playing games with the kids in the nurseries. Evin explained “once you have pictures and cards and really simple rules, you can do different activities.”They had to refine the prototype of the flashcards as Evin says “that stereotypical thing of the red Earth, the red dusty ground of Africa under an Acacia tree –  that fits the stereotype exactly here, but that red dirt destroys paper flashcards instantly.“So one of the refinements was okay, we’ve got to laminate them.”They have continued to expand School in an Envelope.Evan said: “We’re at a point now where, Ailbhe, my sister, has come from Abu Dhabi, she flew over to Malawi in December, just before the global second wave, and now she’s taken over the School in an Envelope project as a professional teacher.“We’ve got a baseline literacy test and a numeracy test that she’s doing with the kids in nurseries all around where we’re based right now.“We’re just going to see if we can move the needle on these kids, most of them between three years and five years of age, click and move the needle in improving their numeracy and literacy.”Evin concluded that School in an Envelope is a really cheap and easy to use set of educational resources, adapted to the African environments.“They can be torn and stood on. It’s bitten by a five year old but will still survive and can be easy for the for the teachers.”You can learn more about this project on Evin’s website – Ulemu.com.You can listen to it below on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Previous articleThe Midweek Podcast: Crime prevention, Laois man leads latest Lebanon mission and music from ShadybirdNext articleIn Pictures: Local golf and tennis clubs return as restrictions eased Sarah Cullenhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSarah Cullen is a Journalism and New Media graduate from the University of Limerick. A Portlaoise native, she is happiest when tweeting and talking about dogs. TAGSEvin JoyceMidweek Podcast Facebook Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 monthslast_img read more

Immigration likely to miss targets again in 2021: RBC

first_img Related news Economy lost 68,000 jobs in May Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The government is aiming to add 1.2 million new residents over the next three years to help make up for the shortfall in 2020, the report noted.However, RBC projected that the ongoing effects of the pandemic will see immigration totals fall short again in 2021, with 275,000 new permanent residents predicted for the year ahead.Continued border restrictions, significant quarantine requirements and substantial processing delays are all weighing against strong immigration totals for the current year, the report noted.Additionally, the number of new applicants for permanent residency has dropped notably, and there isn’t much of a backlog of immigrants who have been approved but haven’t yet moved to Canada. This suggests that “even if borders open up soon, it will still take time to increase the flow of new immigrants back to pre-pandemic levels,” the report said.“In the long-run, Canada does have the capacity to hit the ambitious targets set out last fall and population growth from new immigration will again return as the main driver. However, with the effects of the pandemic looking more likely to remain into the spring and summer, the headwinds listed above will keep immigration into Canada low throughout most of 2021.” Household debt-to-income ratio fell in first quarter: Statscan Leading indicators signal steady rebound: OECD James Langton Tarmac and planes at the Pearson Airport in Toronto, Canada noodels73/123RF Keywords Economic indicators,  ImmigrantsCompanies Royal Bank of Canada Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Immigration, a key driver of the Canadian population and economic growth, is likely to remain stalled in 2021, says RBC Economics in a new report.In 2020, Canada only managed to meet just over half of its pre-pandemic immigration target of 341,000 new residents, RBC said, as 184,000 people settled in the country amid an array of border restrictions caused by Covid-19. last_img read more

Hanover Gets New Custos

first_imgRelatedHanover Gets New Custos FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Medical Practitioner, Dr. David Stair, is to be installed as Custos of Hanover on March 5, 2009.He succeeds the Hon. Mavis Whitter-King CD, who demitted office in 2006 for health reasons. Dr. Stair was appointed Custos Rotulorum of the parish by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Professor Sir Kenneth Hall, in September of last year on the advice of the Prime Minister.As Custos Rotulorum for Hanover, the Hon. Dr. David Stair is the Governor-General’s representative in the parish. His duties include receiving the Sovereign or any representative of the Royal Family and the Governor-General, whenever they are in the precincts of the parish. As Custos, Dr. Stair will also serve as the Chief Magistrate for the parish of Hanover.The Hon. Dr. Stair is the current Medical Officer at the Sandy Bay Health Centre in Hanover and his elevation to the office of Custos follows many years of dedicated community service.He has served as Chairman of the Hanover Parish Health Committee, Member of the Board of Governors of Rusea’s High School and member of the board of the Hanover Mediation Centre. In the mid-1980s Dr. Stair served as Medical Officer for Operation Friendship and conducted several clinics in West Kingston, Portmore and Portland. Hanover Gets New Custos JusticeJanuary 21, 2009 RelatedHanover Gets New Custoscenter_img RelatedHanover Gets New Custos Advertisementslast_img read more

Housing Minister Calls on Jamaicans to Pull Together

first_imgRelatedHousing Minister Calls on Jamaicans to Pull Together RelatedHousing Minister Calls on Jamaicans to Pull Together FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Water and Housing, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, has called on Jamaicans to be more optimistic and pull together, doing what is right to make the country a better place.He was speaking at the 18th Annual District Convention of the Optimist International, which was held at the Gran Bahia Principe Clubs and Resorts, in Runaway Bay, St. Ann, recently.“We need to forget some things of the past. The truth is that every country has a history that you don’t want to write off in any way or even put it behind you, but you will have to learn from the mistakes and put it behind you and move on to establish a better place,” the Minister said.“What we need to look at is what we need to do now in the face of the challenges we have, and move on positively as a people,” Dr. Chang added.He argued that Jamaica was now a part of the global crisis and, “what my ambition and my hope, as an individual and part of this Government, is that we can choose the mix of policies that will lay the foundation, when we come out of this, for sustainable economic growth to offer our kids and the people of Jamaica a better future.”One major concern of the people, he noted, was that of job losses, but reminded that Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding has given clear instructions that the public sector staff would not be affected.“First of all, with the economy as it is, any lay off now would cause extra trauma to the individuals and we feel strongly, that if we can avoid that, then we do so, hence the need to contain the salary increases,” the Minister said.He emphasised that consideration was being given to the very poor in the society, as the Government was of the view that the very poor were the ones to be most affected during the economic crisis.“The bottom line in terms of expenditure for us, is that we would like to protect the very poor in society, hence the PATH programme, the commitment to retain the access to health care without cost and access to High School Education without cost-sharing,” he said.The Minister commended the work of members of Optimist International and congratulated them on their achievements over the years.The Caribbean District Optimist International Convention was held under the theme: ‘Today’s Children – Tomorrow’s World’. RelatedHousing Minister Calls on Jamaicans to Pull Togethercenter_img Advertisements Housing Minister Calls on Jamaicans to Pull Together EnvironmentAugust 25, 2009last_img read more

NWA Exploring the Use of Red Mud in Road Construction

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedNWA Exploring the Use of Red Mud in Road Construction RelatedNWA Exploring the Use of Red Mud in Road Construction FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The National Works Agency (NWA) is looking into the possibility of using the red mud derived from alumina production in the construction of roads across the island.Engineer in charge of materials and soil research at the NWA, Vivian Blair, told JIS News in an interview that the agency has already gone through one aspect of the research process working in conjunction with the Scientific Research Council and the Bureau of Standards Jamaica.He disclosed that investigations so far have shown that the mud can be stabilised using geopolymers.“Geopolymers are some complex polymers (compounds) of aluminum silicates that you mix with the red mud and it stabilises the red mud. It is really cutting edge technology,” Mr. Blair explained.The engineer informed that the agency will now be moving into the pilot phase, which entails testing the material at a site in St. Elizabeth. This phase is expected to end by April this year. If the tests are successful, Mr. Blair said the initiative could result in savings on road construction and repair.“We can treat the waste and use it in road construction, so there should be savings there, because you are using a material that is normally a waste in the road construction process,” he pointed out.The red mud project is one of two initiatives the NWA has embarked upon in a bid to find alternative and cheaper materials to be used in road construction. The other measure, which is already on stream, involves the use of a product called Pavezyme to construct several roads, which were recently completed.Mr. Blair explained that the agency has been able to save money using Pavezyme as it allows road builders to use the existing materials at the site to form the base of the road.“We’ll rip up the existing marl and we add this product to it and it stabilises the existing marl and then we re-lay it and compact it and then we surface it with asphalt, concrete or whatever material we want to use on it,” he outlined.center_img NWA Exploring the Use of Red Mud in Road Construction TransportJanuary 8, 2010 RelatedNWA Exploring the Use of Red Mud in Road Constructionlast_img read more

Derailment at Dalwhinnie

first_imgDerailment at Dalwhinnie At around 03:03 hrs on 10 April 2021, an empty high speed train (HST), being used to check platform-train stepping distances, was wrongly diverted from the up line to the down line at a crossover located around 190 metres south of Dalwhinnie station. Before the train was able to be stopped, its rear three bogies became derailed due to the points at the north end of the crossover moving under the rear of the train.The crossover comprised a set of points at each end of a short section of track linking the up and down lines. The maximum permitted speed is 70 mph (113 km/h) on the up line and 15 mph (24 km/h) when traversing the crossover. The train was travelling at around 33 mph (53 km/h) when it was wrongly diverted onto the crossover and came to a stop around 290 metres beyond it. There were five people on the train including the driver; no one was injured. The derailed portion of the train, track and signalling equipment were damaged.The signal on the approach to the crossover was displaying a proceed indication for the route along the up line and there is no signalled route from there, over the crossover, to the down line. Both sets of points forming the crossover were detected as being in the correct position for the up-line route by the signalling system and were indicated as such to the signaller, even though the points at the north end of the crossover (the end nearest Dalwhinnie station) were set in a position to divert the train onto the crossover.Our investigation will seek to identify the sequence of events which led to the accident. It will also consider:Why the signalling system did not detect that the points were in an incorrect position thereby allowing the signal to be cleared for the movement along the up lineHow the points were able to move as the train passed overFactors associated with the installation, testing and maintenance of the point machines that operated the crossoverAny relevant underlying factors, including the rail industry response to RAIB’s recommendations made its Greenhill Upper Junction (Report 04/2010) and Waterloo (Report 19/2018) investigations.Our investigation is independent of any investigation by the railway industry or by the industry’s regulator, the Office of Rail and Road.We will publish our findings, including any recommendations to improve safety, at the conclusion of our investigation. This report will be available on our website.You can subscribe to automated emails notifying you when we publish our reports. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:accident, Government, Greenhill, industry, investigation, Safety, testing, UK, UK Government, Waterloo, websitelast_img read more

Clark County Fair planners look ahead to 2021

first_imgClark County Fair planners look ahead to 2021Posted by Paul ValenciaDate: Tuesday, August 11, 2020in: Entertainment, News, Peopleshare 0 Organizers hope to use the year off to come up with an even better fair experience in the futureThe Clark County Fair website says it best:It’s not fair that there is no Fair this year.In a normal year, the fairgrounds would have just finished its opening four days and organizers would have been looking forward to another six days of action.  Big crowds flock to the fair every year. But no fair this year. Organizers expect a great fair in 2021. Photo by Mike SchultzBig crowds flock to the fair every year. But no fair this year. Organizers expect a great fair in 2021. Photo by Mike SchultzThere would have been youngsters screaming while on the rides. Hundreds of animals would have been on display. There would have been magic shows, small-stage talent shows, big-stage concerts. There is always demolition derby and/or monster trucks, and maybe even some extreme stunts by motorcycle riders. And everybody, it seems, loves to watch dogs jump off docks and into a pool.Not this year, of course. On Monday afternoon, there were maybe six cars parked around the fairgrounds administration office. The gates were locked.Doors were closed.And, one of the most heartbreaking things for this reporter: Not an Elephant Ear in sight.John R. Morrison, Jr., the fair manager and CEO, said he and his staff were saddened when they initially called off the fair for 2020. And even though this week is a huge reminder of that loss, Clark County Fair officials are getting a jump on 2021.John Morrison Jr., the fair manager and CEO of the Clark County Fair, works at his desk this week. It is quiet at the fairgrounds this year, in what would have been the middle of the 2020 fair. Instead, Morrison and staff are looking forward to 2021. Photo by Paul ValenciaJohn Morrison Jr., the fair manager and CEO of the Clark County Fair, works at his desk this week. It is quiet at the fairgrounds this year, in what would have been the middle of the 2020 fair. Instead, Morrison and staff are looking forward to 2021. Photo by Paul Valencia“We’ve got a great opportunity here to plan for a fair for a whole year,” Morrison said. “Let’s spend the time to make the 2021 fair a better fair. Start turning our attention to the future.”He noted that in a normal year, soon after the fair, he and his staff would meet to figure out what went wrong, what went right. By the end of the year, things would slow down during the holidays. Then they would pick back up at the beginning of the new year to really prepare for that summer’s fair.This year, after the initial shutdown across the state, they started working toward 2021.In fact, the huge banner that can be seen from Interstate 5 was quickly changed to reflect the 2021 dates.  “We try to erase all negative indicators of what happened out here,” Morrison said. “As soon as we cancelled (the fair), we changed (the banner) to 2021.”The website has a countdown, as well. As of Monday at 5 p.m., it was 360 days, 8 hours to go until Aug. 6, 2021.Morris expects to have a fantastic fair in 2021. Still, he does feel for those who are missing this year’s fair, which he described as the crown jewel of the calendar at the fairgrounds. Molly Walther, Carolyn Howard, and Maggie Hart had a blast last year on the rides at Clark County Fair. Fairgoers will have to wait another year to return to the fair. Photo by Mike SchultzMolly Walther, Carolyn Howard, and Maggie Hart had a blast last year on the rides at Clark County Fair. Fairgoers will have to wait another year to return to the fair. Photo by Mike Schultz“I don’t know if I’ve seen a decision in a long time that affected so many people,” Morrison said. “It’s far beyond the 200-or-however-many thousands of people who attend the fair. You’ve got volunteers. You’ve got employees. You’ve got children who have raised animals. “The effect of cancelling the fair is far, far beyond ‘I didn’t get to (go on) some rides’ or ‘I didn’t get my favorite food.’ I like to think of it as one of the best family events that’s very affordable in Southwest Washington.”The decision to cancel was not taken lightly, he said. And, he noted, it turned out every fair in Washington was also cancelled.Dock Dogs are a fan favorite at the Clark County Fair. With no fair this year due to the pandemic, fair organizers are looking forward to a big 2021. Photo by Mike SchultzDock Dogs are a fan favorite at the Clark County Fair. With no fair this year due to the pandemic, fair organizers are looking forward to a big 2021. Photo by Mike SchultzThe Clark County Event Center, located on the fairgrounds, remains available for retail operations and a few other events, Morrison noted.This past weekend, there was a spa show and a gun show. Another gun show is on the schedule for later in the year, too. For the most part, though, the event center is quiet these days, too.Morrison said a retail event, such as the spa show, is allowed. Social distancing guidelines remain in effect, though. And any retail show is limited to 30 percent of what would be normal capacity.The event center is accustomed to having gatherings all year round, of course. Morrison used a quilting show as an example. That is not retail, and because it attracts a large crowd, the center cannot allow it.The event center, much like any other business, is keeping track of the rules and regulations regarding the pandemic. Its website will update any upcoming events. In the meantime, Morrison and his staff are working in quiet conditions. The fairgrounds have not been this quiet during a typical Fair Week since the last time the fair was called off, in 1942 because of World War II. The expectation, though, is the Clark County Fair will be loud and proud again next year, returning as the place to be for summer fun in Southwest Washington. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestRidgefieldshare 0 Previous : Fatal car crash takes place Sunday on NW Lake Road in Camas Next : Eagle Scout makes 639 masks for Ridgefield School DistrictAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

On the Road: 1933 AJS Model 33-B6

first_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? 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On top of that damage, the oil caught fire, causing plenty of carnage under the hood.“The car had a record, and it would have been expensive to get it back in running condition,” Gregg explains. “But, none of us wanted to stop going down to Bonneville. So, we all sat around our mugs of coffee, trying to think of a project we could build and race that wouldn’t cost us all an arm and a leg.”That’s when Gregg mentioned his old AJS to the group that consists of 13 others, including Frank Kinney and Dick Knorr.“As a restoration project, it was missing too many original components,” Gregg says. “The gearbox wasn’t right, it didn’t have fenders, lights or a rear brake.”But there was enough there to build a Bonneville Salt Flats racer. That’s when the group anted up a few dollars each to cover expenses, simply changing their name to Black AJS Racing to suit their new stallion.Working out of Kinney’s well-equipped shop, the major pieces of the AJS, a British-built 350cc single-cylinder machine, were refurbished.Knorr rebuilt the engine using the original crankcase and flywheels. The connecting rod, however, is from a Harley-Davidson Sportster, while the piston is meant to fit a Triumph T140. Originally the AJS would have had a 6:1 compression ratio; the Triumph piston, when paired with shims that raise or lower the height of the cylinder, changed that ratio from 9:1 to 11:1.The intake and exhaust valves are from a Chevrolet, while the engine retains its AJS camshafts. The team chose to experiment, and installed a standard automotive smog air pump to run as a supercharger.Wayne Chenery applied a vintage-themed, timeworn looking paint job. In black, of course.“But we were having trouble getting it to run cleanly,” Gregg says of the rebuilt AJS. “So, we disconnected the supercharger and installed a 32mm PWK carburetor.”This was about one week prior to Bonneville in August of last year.Unfortunately, no matter the changes the team made to the engine, it would not run happily. That’s when it was discovered the exhaust rocker arm shaft was cracked. With a freshly machined shaft installed, the AJS began to behave.At Bonneville Speed Week the little AJS with John Dorn as its pilot would run fine for half the race. It would then start misfiring. The team suspected the issue was their home-brewed ignition system made up of aftermarket parts. Gregg says with the coil hidden under the timing cover, engine heat was ultimately causing the critical electronic component to inopportunely fail.The land speed record in the M-VG 350 class they were contesting is 89 mph (143 km/h), and the AJS managed to hit 79 mp/h (127 km/h) before cutting out.“Now that we’re back home, we’ve bought a programmable electronic ignition kit from C5 Performance and hope that will solve our problems,” Gregg says, and concludes, “We’re going back this August, and I couldn’t think of a better life for this motorbike that I didn’t touch for almost 50 years.“It’s in good hands, and while it’s not restored it’s running and racing and there’s some redemption for my having kept it so long.” SUMMERLAND, B.C. — A derelict motorcycle purchased in 1969 for $25 and a six-pack of Old Style beer has been given new purpose.John Gregg bought his 1933 AJS Model 33-B6, in boxes, from a fellow student at BCIT.After loosely assembling the parts, Gregg decided he didn’t have enough original components to complete a restoration. He shelved the project, squirreling away the gas and oil tanks, frame, forks, wheels and engine in the garage of his home in Summerland. ‹ Previous Next › The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever advertisement We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. RELATED TAGSMotorcycleVintage / ClassicMotorcyclesMotorcyclesNew VehiclesVintage & CollectibleAdam Opel AGAutomobile Journalists Association of CanadaBonneville Salt FlatsDick KnorrFrank KinneyGreg WilliamsHarley-Davidson SportsterJohn GreggOpel GTPontiac BonnevilleSummerlandWayne Chenery Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Greg Williams is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Have a column tip? Contact him at 403-287-1067 or [email protected] Trending in Canada See More Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2At Bonneville with their 1933 AJS Model 33-B6 are the Black AJS Racing team. From left to right, John Surtees, Rick Hill, Lou Hudon, Dick Knorr, Lance Brown, John Dorn, Wayne Chenery, Frank (red hat) Kinney, Cam Hadfield, John Gregg. Missing from picture, Larry Ryll, Craig Wylie, Jack Barkwill and Lloyd Irwin.Black AJS Racing Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Black AJS Racing rider John Dorn at Bonneville at the starting line with the team’s entirely reconstructed 1933 AJS Model 33-B6.Black AJS Racing Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Loosely assembled and missing many of its major components, this 1933 AJS Model 33-B6 was stashed away in John Gregg’s garage for almost 50 years before being repurposed as a land speed record machine.Black AJS Racing, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Built by a crew of 14 gearheads in Summerland, B.C. that call themselves Black AJS Racing, this 1933 350cc British-made motorcycle is intended to go fast in a straight line at the Bonneville Salt Flats.Black AJS Racing, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Three of the Black AJS Racing team crew including rider John Dorn on the left, John Surtees in the middle and John Gregg, original owner of the AJS, on the right.Black AJS Racing Trending Videoslast_img read more

Youth To Be Trained In Animation, Graphic Design And Videography

first_imgRelatedLicensing of Private Children’s Home To Be Reviewed Story HighlightsThe Ministry of Youth will be introducing, for the first time, an industry specific skills Information and Communication Technology (ICT) development programme.This new programme is an example of the synergies that are being built across the Ministry.This programme will now become a standing offering from the NYS and the JCDC. RelatedYouth Ministry to Implement Case Management System The Ministry of Youth will be introducing, for the first time, an industry specific skills Information and Communication Technology (ICT) development programme to engage 40 youth in animation, graphic design and videography training.“We have also built in exposure/internship opportunities into the programme to ensure that our young people will develop their technical expertise and be ready to start their careers at the end of the training. This is an $8 million programme,” Portfolio Minister, Hon. Lisa Hanna said.The Minister was making her contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 20.Miss Hanna noted that this new programme is an example of the synergies that are being built across the Ministry.In addition, the Minister informed that the National Youth Service (NYS) and the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) have entered into a partnership for the training and placement of 60 young people in the area of Events Management and Production.“This programme was piloted with good results and will now become a standing offering from the NYS and the JCDC,” Miss Hanna said.She noted that following the completion of a one-week residential training in basic events management, the trainees will be assigned to JCDC offices islandwide to complete a six-month internship and receive a monthly stipend from the NYS, giving them much needed hands-on experience in the planning and execution of events during the Festival and Independence celebrations.“In addition to providing gainful employment for these youngsters over the six- month period, they will be better equipped for further employment within the creative and cultural industry as Events Production Assistants (EPAs). We allocated $8 million towards this programme which commenced in April 2014 and will run to October 2014, following which there will be a review with a view of making it an annual programme,” Miss Hanna said. Advertisementscenter_img Youth To Be Trained In Animation, Graphic Design And Videography CultureMay 21, 2014Written by: Latonya Linton FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedNYS to Implement Entrepreneurship Programmelast_img read more