Jamaica to take women’s 4x100m gold

first_imgKC: All relays should be very competitive as there are three where it looks like it will be a Jamaica vs USA rivalry. AndrÈ: Yes, the sprint relays and the women’s 4x400m should be a straight war between the Jamaicans and the Americans. The thing is the US are far more prepared than Jamaica since they have been practising for a while and have already competed together so that’s an interesting point to consider. KC: It is so strange that we are a such a small nation compared to the United States and we can never get our people to come together to practise or to compete as a relay group before any major Championship and this has hurt us big time in the past and it could happen once again this weekend AndrÈ: We always seem to figure it out and rely on instincts more than anything else and we won’t see the value of true preparation until it hurts us. KC: But we are not learning as it has always hurt us and I do not see this changing soon because of the club situation where I think this takes precedent over national representation. AndrÈ: I agree, but we can only hope we have no major hiccups here. If we don’t, then we should be in for some exciting relay clashes. I’m interested to hear what the line up will be for the men 4x100m. Do we put Bolt on the backstretch or do we ask Asafa to run his first backstretch and receive and change the stick for the first time? Also, do we start the women’s 4×100 with the inexperienced Natasha Morrison and Elaine Thompson on the opening two legs? KC: Coming into the championships the United States looked very good but after the 100 and 200 metres things looked to be swinging into our favour especially on the female side. Morrison after a sub 11 seconds looks perfect for us on the lead off leg. AndrÈ: Like you, I’ve grown in confidence where the women’s 4x100m team is concerned. As long as nothing silly is done and the right people are used at the right time, I think we will win this. Morrison to Thompson to VCB to SFP may be our best line up now. Keep it simple, get the stick around and the gold medal is ours. KC: Perfect but who will be rested in the preliminary round. With so much at stake I don’t think the coaching staff should take any chances here as the same quartet for the final should start here with Morrison to Thompson to VCB to Shelly. I wouldn’t risk Stewart or Simpson on this team . AndrÈ: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is fresh after doing only the 100m and should be fine for the heats … I would rest VCB and bring in Sherone for the heats to run the third leg. KC: Not a bad idea but still a risk. I think we have a glorious chance of breaking the world record of 40.82 seconds set by the USA at the London Olympics. My only concern is that they have not done much baton changes as the camp was a waste of time. On the other hand the USA competed in Monaco where they ran two teams with the A team winning in 41.96 seconds which is a world leading time. However, I think we have a line-up which can run over one full second faster. AndrÈ: I’m going with a win for Jamaica, US. A will finish next best with Trinidad and Tobago getting the bronze. KC: The race will be won on the second leg where Allyson Felix and Elaine Thompson should have a battle royal but our two final kegs should have things their way with Shelly-Ann sprinting away to victory as the USA will be second with Trinidad, Great Britain, and Ukraine fighting for the bronze medal.last_img read more

Job Vacancy: CNC Drill and Saw Operator required at engineering company

first_imgJOB VACANCY: McMenamin Engineering Ltd seeks to recruit a CNC Drill and Saw Operator for their operations in Killygordon, Co. Donegal.The main responsibilities consist of but are not limited to the following;Operating and maintaining our CNC Drill and Saw line which cuts and drills steel sections to size. Including nesting materials, record keeping, managing computerised stock control system, scheduled maintenance, loading and unloading machine with overhead crane or forklift and working to schedules. While training shall be provided, the candidate should also possess the following:Good Mechanical / Electrical knowledgeGood computer skillsBe able to read drawings Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a teamGood communication and organisational skillsPrevious experience in driving a forklift is an advantagePrevious experience in a similar job is an advantagePlease apply with CV to michael@mcmenaminengineering.ie Closing date 29th September 2017.Job Vacancy: CNC Drill and Saw Operator required at engineering company was last modified: September 12th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:donegal jobsjobsMantis CranesMcMenamin Engineeeringlast_img read more

IATA tells Germany to axe its proposed air taxes

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F The German government’s plan to introduce an environmental tax of EUR 1 billion a year on air travel tickets out of Germany has met with fierce resistance from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Giovanni Bisignani, IATA’s Director General and CEO commented on the tax proposal at the 66th IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit in Berlin. “This is the worst kind of short-sighted policy irresponsibility. It’s a cash-grab by a cash-strapped government. Painting it green adds insult to injury. “There will be no environmental benefit from the economic damage caused,” said Bisignani. Bisignani brought to light three of his major concerns with the German environmental tax proposal. “The proposal should be axed. It is the wrong measure at the wrong time; and it ignores the lessons learned from the failure of a similar tax in the Netherlands,” said Bisignani.The wrong measure: “Climate change is a global issue. The solution requires a global approach, not uncoordinated regional taxes. “What will this do for the environment? Absolutely nothing. If the Chancellor is serious about aviation and climate change, the focus should be on finding a globally coordinated solution at the International Civil Aviation Organization in advance of the climate talks in Cancun,” said Bisignani.The wrong time: “Airlines have an important role in driving economic growth, particularly as we struggle to recover from the recession. “This is not the time to burden the aviation industry with more taxes. European GDP growth is expected to be 0.9% this year—the lowest among the world’s major regions. “Operating in this environment, Europe’s airlines will be the only region in the red with losses of $2.8 billion. “This tax is a body blow to the weak economy and a fragile industry. And it is a kick in the teeth to travelers at a time when they can least afford it,” said Bisignani.Lessons unlearned: “Even as a cash-grab, the proposed tax makes no sense. The Dutch government tried to raise EUR 300 million with a similar tax. “It cost the Dutch economy EUR 1.2 billion in lost business. It also failed as an environmental measure, sending travelers across the border to start their journey from more tax-sensible regimes.“The Dutch had the good sense to repeal their tax. Why repeat past mistakes?” questioned Bisignani.Qantas CEO Alan Joyce told the Australian that he thought the tax was “crazy” and that it would hit Australian travellers on the airline’s Frankfurt route. “We’ve been saying we want a global approach to this because you’re going to have ETSs that are going to overlap, and these types of country-driven taxes that are double dipping.””And you’ve got an industry that’s made a half a per cent margin, just coming out of the worse period in its history — it can’t afford this.” <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/18e44/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a>last_img read more