Wilson hails MOU between G.C. Foster and Sprintec

first_imgHead of the Sprintec Track Club, Maurice Wilson, expressed his delight yesterday after signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the G.C. Foster College. Wilson told The Gleaner following the MOU signing, which was held at the college’s campus in St Catherine, that he was very happy to be joining forces with the college. “I am extremely happy, and it has been long in coming, but there is no time like the right time. It is important that the legacy of G.C. Foster and the club are directly intertwined,” said Wilson, who is acting principal of G.C. Foster College. “If Maurice Wilson is not around, the collaboration must continue, and so it is for this reason that we are making sure that the structure is not only about one person, but about a group of persons that want to see the institution improve, want to see track and field improve, and by extension, sports in Jamaica,” he said. Wilson, who founded Sprintec in 2003, added that the club had already been assisting G.C. Foster’s athletes in a number of ways. “Obviously, there has been a great synergy because the college has been able to derive a number of benefits through our international athletes,” Wilson said. “We have been able to solicit excellent medical assistance for our college athletes, and we have also been able to solicit gear for our college athletes through adidas,” he said. David Mais, chairman of the G.C. Foster College, said that his institution was very happy with the partnership. “I think that the relationship, which has developed over the years, has got stronger, and we went through the engagement period, and now the two organisations are together in a formal arrangement,” said Mais. “We are absolutely looking at how we move together to make the track and field programme at G.C. Foster College and Sprintec much better, and it is something that will help the national team,” he said. Alando Terrelonge, minister of state in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, was also in attendance at yesterday’s signing. Dr Orville Taylor, senior lecturer and head of the Department of Sociology, Psychology, and Social Work at the University of the West Indies, was the guest speaker.last_img read more

Upbeat United plot City derailment

first_imgWayne Rooney scored both goals at West Ham — the first an astonishing lob from near the halfway line — and he says that the 3-0 win over Olympiakos has helped to lift the mood around the club.“I thought we played some really good stuff, moved the ball well and counter-attacked really well, so we’re really pleased with the win,” he said of the success at Upton Park.“The Olympiakos game gave us a big lift in confidence and belief as well in ourselves.“This was a good result for us going into the derby, so we’re looking forward to an exciting game and hopefully we’ll get a good result.”United are 11 points adrift of the Champions League qualifying places, but the consolation of a Europa League berth remains well within their reach.The prospect of a Champions League quarter-final against holders Bayern Munich, meanwhile, has added spice to a season that had appeared to be drifting into oblivion.Rooney’s form over the campaign’s closing weeks will be vital, with strike partner Robin van Persie having been ruled out for up to six weeks after spraining his knee against Olympiakos.The England striker’s performance against West Ham suggested he is ready to step in for Van Persie at the tip of the United attack, but he was keen to highlight the contribution of attacking midfielder Juan Mata.The Spaniard played alongside Shinji Kagawa in support of Rooney, who is hopeful that the configuration will bear further fruit in the weeks ahead.“I think it is the first time we’ve probably both played in a more advanced role, together with him up behind,” Rooney said of Mata.“It worked well. Obviously Juan is a very talented footballer, got a good footballing brain and when he gets in positions, you know as a forward you can make runs and he can see you.”– Chelsea in City’s sights –Manuel Pellegrini’s City remain the side most likely to depose Chelsea at the top of the table and the trip to Old Trafford is the first of their three games in hand on Jose Mourinho’s side.City’s 5-0 demolition of Fulham on Saturday left them six points behind the London club in third place, with Liverpool two points above them having played two games more.The League Cup winners therefore remain in control of their own destiny and goalkeeper Joe Hart says the players are not afraid to admit that the title is within their grasp.“The fans, players, and staff — everyone needs to pull each other through if we want to get over the line first,” he said.“I do think we have the squad to win the league. We can’t get too wrapped up in the away games we still have to play.“We still have the chance to do something really special and do something this club hasn’t done for 44 years by winning two trophies in one season.“So we need to press on and try and create a bit of history.”United hope that Rio Ferdinand will be fit to face City after a back problem forced him to miss the trip to his former club West Ham, obliging Michael Carrick to fill in as an auxiliary centre-back.City remain without leading scorer Sergio Aguero due to a hamstring complaint, but captain Vincent Kompany is back in contention after missing the Fulham game through suspension.City have won on their last two visits to Old Trafford and inflicted a demoralising 4-1 defeat upon United when the teams last met at the Etihad Stadium in September.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000MANCHESTER, March 24- Encouraged by a tentative upturn in fortunes, Manchester United will be aiming to derail Manchester City’s Premier League title surge when the sides meet at Old Trafford in Tuesday’s derby.United gave their flatlining season an injection of life by beating Olympiakos last week to reach the Champions League quarter-finals and followed up by winning 2-0 at West Ham United in the league on Saturday.last_img read more

Insider Says Tesla Semi Is Good For Whole Trucking Industry

first_imgSource: Electric Vehicle News Albertsons Companies To Purchase 10 Tesla Semis Tesla Semi First Deliveries Set For 2020, Or Maybe Late 2019 Walmart Canada Orders 30 More Tesla Semis 12 photoscenter_img Having autonomous driving means trucks can be placed in service more hours of the day. Dena Wolpert, a truck owner since 2002, says many drivers must disrupt their sleeping patterns in order to comply with Hours of Service rules.Finding drivers to take on the job of long haul trucking is becoming more difficult. “We are struggling to find drivers now,” says John Wilbur, CEO of Roadmaster Group “If autonomous drivers are means to eliminate that deficit, it’s a good thing.”Of course, not everyone is so open to the burgeoning technology. Michael Nichols, a truck owner in Wisconsin, is concerned about autonomous vehicle safety. “If the truck is not reliable enough, there will be crashes.”So far the vast majority of accidents involving autonomous vehicles have not been the fault of the autonomous car.To be clear, full autonomy has not yet been demonstrated on any Tesla vehicle. However, other players have made significant progress. Tesla employees are also quietly testing full self driving features. So it is only a matter of time before the California automaker begins to roll out their fully autonomous features.Source: InsiderTESLA SEMI Autonomous semi trucks could revolutionize trucking.Tesla is expected to begin deliveries in 2020 for the Tesla Semi and many in the trucking industry are getting excited about the possibilities. One of those eagerly anticipating the product launch is Sean Chenault of Quality Carrier in Nashville, Tennessee.The electric drive is certainly intriguing to Chenault, but the potential for complete vehicle autonomy has his attention. “Having autonomous vehicles, you don’t need to pay a driver,” says Chenault “and you don’t need to worry about hours of service.” Hours Of Service rules limit drivers to 11 hours of driving in a 14 hour window. A driver must then be given 10 consecutive hours off duty.More About The Tesla Semi Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on January 1, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle Newslast_img read more