Theresa May says she’s had positive talks with banks over Brexit

whatsapp However, speaking to the BBC today, May said she had enjoyed “good positive discussions” with the banks she had met at the World Economic Forum.The Prime Minister said she had discussed the benefits of the City’s ecosystem, and how to expand on its strengths in her private meetings. “We have a fundamentally very strong economy. We have a service sector that is very important to us, that is valued around the world,”she added.”I believe that a truly global Britain can bring jobs and prosperity to the UK across the board, including in financial services.”Read More: City eyes best possible access to Europe’s Single Market Mark Sands Thursday 19 January 2017 5:00 pm More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com “One of the points I made during my leadership campaign and indeed I’ve reiterated in Davos is the importance of companies recognising the responsibilities and obligations they have to the communities in which they are operating,” she said.”But I am looking at the particular issue of investment in critical national infrastructure in the UK and looking at ensuring that we can sharpen up, that we can increase our ability to look at national security issues when we’re looking at that foreign investment.”She added: “We’re looking specifically at the question of critical national infrastructure, and at the question of national security. But in this area, as in other areas, we will be publishing proposals in due course and those will be open for consultation; because we want to hear from business their reaction to the proposals we have.” Theresa May says she’s had positive talks with banks over Brexit Prime Minister Theresa May has claimed positive talks with some of the world’s top bankers in Davos, despite news that lenders are preparing to shift jobs from London.UBS, Goldman Sachs and HSBC have all suggested that roles in the capital could be under threat in the aftermath of Brexit. whatsapp Share The Prime Minister’s “global Britain” strategy was outlined earlier this week in her landmark address at Lancaster House, and she has since reiterated that the UK should champion free trade around the world.Speaking separately to Bloomberg, the Prime Minister also sketched her hopes for implementing an industrial strategy.May will launch a consultation paper on the topic next week and today she hinted that the paper would resurface questions around investment in the UK’s critical infrastructure.The Prime Minister halted plans to build a new nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point C, in part due to concerns relating to Chinese investment in the UK’s energy systems.Read More: China urges Hinkley approval as its state media scolds security concerns read more

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Halliburton to buy Baker Hughes in mammoth $38bn deal

first_imgMonday 17 November 2014 7:06 am Halliburton to buy Baker Hughes in mammoth $38bn deal Emma Haslett Tags: NULL Halliburton, the massive US oilfield services and equipment provider, has agreed to buy rival Baker Hughes in a deal worth massive $38bn (£24.3bn).The deal will take the form of a mix of shares and cash, valuing Baker Hughes shares at $78.62. The mammoth buyout comes as the price of oil keeps falling, making oil companies more attractive to potential suitors as their value decreases.The price of Brent Crude has dropped from $109 a barrell to about $80 in recent months, and are expected to stay low, averaging out at about $83 during 2015. Since July, shares in Baker Hughes have fallen 32 per cent, wiping $10bn off its market cap.Dave Lesar, Halliburton’s chief executive, said the new company will “deliver unsurpassed depth and breadth” of services.[It will create] a houston-based global oilfield services champion, manufacturing and exporting technologies, and creating jobs and serving customers around the globe. whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comlast_img read more

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News / Volga-Dnepr and Antonov pull the plug on Ruslan, opening up AN-124 market

first_img The decade-long near-monopoly of the Ruslan International AN-124 joint venture will officially end on 31 December.Partners Volga-Dnepr Group and Antonov Airlines, hamstrung by the poor relationship between their respective countries of Russian and Ukraine, are to call it a day, although technical collaboration must continue.Manufacturer Antonov, as the designer of the aircraft and type certificate holder, insisted that the aircraft must remain under its technical supervision.It said in a statement earlier this year: “In case of withdrawal of the AN-124−100 Ruslan civil aircraft from supervision by Antonov, the company will be forced to address international aviation organisations with a statement about the discharge of its responsibility for the safe operation of these airplanes on international air routes.” By Alex Lennane 18/11/2016 While the two companies have reached agreement on maintaining airworthiness and flight safety support, the interesting part to watch will be how Antonov and Volga-Dnepr compete in the provision of the AN-124. Antonov Airlines has seven, while Volga-Dnepr has 12.A well-placed source told The Loadstar it was likely that the currently expensive charter rates for the aircraft would become more competitive – but Volga-Dnepr, as a more commercially minded company, would have the edge on marketing.However, according to Cargo Facts, Antonov has been eyeing new charter outfit Air X as a possible marketing option.Malta-based Air X, has just been granted rights by the Department of Transport to provide “foreign charter transportation of cargo between any point or points in the United States and any other point or points”, and  recently poached staff from Chapman Freeborn.UPDATE: However, Antonov has since announced it has a UK sales team in place to market the aircraft, under the company name Dreamlifts Ltd.Volga-Dnepr issued a statement which appeared aimed at dismissing any hint of possible government interference.Dennis Gliznoutsa, vice president, is quoted: “Volga-Dnepr is a private group of companies and a commercial enterprise that is proud to support major customers in industries across the globe.“We are free to take commercial decisions that are in the best interests of our group and our customers, and this represents a new and exciting chapter for Volga-Dnepr Group.”There has been much talk over many years of renewing production of the AN-124. But earlier this year, chief executive of Russian aircraft firm Ilyushin Sergei Velmozhkin said his company would begin research and development on a new transport aircraft, with a scheduled in-service date of 2027.The IL-106 has proposed payloads of 80-120 tonnes, which would rival that of the AN-124.center_img © Abhishek Singh last_img read more

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Crews contain Hendry County wildfire

first_imgAdvertisementTags: hendry countyWildfire Help your home survive a wildfire with these preparedness tips May 19, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. – Crews successfully put out a wildfire in Hendry County on Monday, according to the Florida Forest Service. The South Kennel Street fire was located in Montura. As of 11:30 a.m., the fire was 100% contained, FFS reported. Earlier in the morning, the fire reached just under 20 acres. Crews worked to protect a nearby structure from the flames. Fire crews on scene said there is still some visible smoldering, but the dozers are loading up. RELATEDTOPICS The world could reach climate tipping point in the next five years May 28, 2021center_img Use caution: High wildfire risk on Saturday May 16, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Kids found shot outside Clewiston Subway, 4-year-old killed May 11, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

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Bermingham to the fore as Mountmellick off to winning start

first_img Rugby Bermingham to the fore as Mountmellick off to winning start TAGSBorris-KilcottonBorris-Kilcotton v MountmellickLaois JHC ‘A’ 2018Mountmellick Facebook Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Bermingham, who along with a handful of his Mountmellick team-mates will line out with Ballyfin Gaels on Sunday, was in top free-taking form with nine of his 12 scores coming from placed balls.Nigel Murphy, Laurence Kenny and Redmond McEvoy also impressed.MOUNTMELLICK: Eoghan Quigley; Ian Moore, Ian Fennelly, Kevin Scott; Cathal Flynn, Laurence Kenny, Bernard Rochford; Karl Donoher, John Connolly; Michael Bermingham, Donnachadh Hartnett, Nigel Murphy; Joe McEvoy, Redmond McEvoy, Eoin Hogan. WhatsApp Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Community Facebook Twitter Brought to you in association with Coolrain ConcreteBorris-Kilcotton MountmellickLaois Shopping Centre JHC Round 1Mountmellick 0-17 Borris-Kilcotton 0-15Laois Shopping Centre JHC ‘A’ Round 1Michael Bermingham hit 12 points in total as Mountmellick recovered from a poor first-half showing to record a good win over Borris-Kilcotton in the opening round of the JHC ‘A’ this evening.Mountmellick trailed 0-11 0-6 at half time but turned things round completely in the second half to eventually win by two. WhatsApp Home Sport GAA Bermingham to the fore as Mountmellick off to winning start SportGAAHurling RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleThe Harps prove too strong for Shanahoe in SHC ‘A’ openerNext articleDeaths in Laois – Saturday, July 21, 2018 Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. BORRIS-KILCOTTON: Danny Brennan; Enda Power, Jason Moynan, David Higgins; William Abbott, Colm Delaney, TJ Keenan; Oisin Fleming, Killian Delaney; John Treacy, Colm Fitzpatrick, Enda Fitzpatrick; Ciaran Finlay, Eoghan Whelan, Jamie Dooley. Sub: Cathal Moynan for Jason MoynanSEE ALSO – Slieve Bloom see off Clonad in opening round of Laois IHC By Steven Miller – 20th July 2018 Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Pinterest Twitter Community Pinterestlast_img read more

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‘We will adjust that behaviour’ – top Laois Garda promises action on parking in Portarlington

first_imgHome News Community ‘We will adjust that behaviour’ – top Laois Garda promises action on… NewsCommunity Council Twitter Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 14th April 2021 Facebook TAGSGeraldine RasoolJohn ScanlanLaois PPNPortarlington Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months WhatsApp Pinterest Laois’s top Garda has promised that action will be taken after issues surrounding alleged illegal parking in Portarlington were presented to him at yesterday’s meeting of the Joint Policing Committee.Chief Superintendent John Scanlan asked that ‘it be let known’ to those engaging in this that Gardai will be looking to stamp it out immediately.The problem, according to Geraldine Rasool of Laois PPN who was speaking on behalf of residents at The Glen in Portarlington, is getting worse.She said: “There are two issues here. The first concerns cars parking fully on the footpath along Upper Main Street near O’Dea’s/Laois Kebab.“This has been raised by both people with buggies and mobility issues in the past and is getting worse.“While the second involve cars parking along cycle lanes and footpaths along Station Road, particularly during peak times when children are getting dropped to and collected from school.“This has made walking and cycling to and from school unsafe for children of Kilnacourt and surrounds to both Presentation Primary and St Partick’s Boys School.”In reply, Chief Superintendent Scanlan said: “We will come out in force and we will adjust that behaviour.“The most decent people in the world make errors in parking.“They park their car and they often do not realise that they are impeding cycle lanes, those with buggies or those who require walking aids.“So if the message could be got out there by the media that we will address this from today that would be appreciated.”SEE ALSO – Laois Abroad: Meet the Stradbally woman who followed her heart and ended up in New Zealand Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Wednesday, April 14, 2021Next articleLaois man elected vice-chairman of Leinster Camogie Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Pinterest ‘We will adjust that behaviour’ – top Laois Garda promises action on parking in Portarlington Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

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Birthday Rations for Hyesan Miners

first_imgNewsEconomy US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again Kang Mi JinKang Mi JinKang Mi Jin is a North Korean defector turned journalist who fled North Korea in 2009. She has a degree in economics and writes largely on marketization and economy-related issues for Daily NK. Questions about her articles can be directed to [email protected] News By Kang Mi Jin – 2015.01.09 4:11pm Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Workers at Hyesan Mine, located in theborder region of Yangkang Province, reportedly received special rationallowances in honor of Kim Jong Eun’s birthday, but the unexpected distributions were not extended to any North Korean residents unaffiliated with themine. “Most children received sweets on January7th as a gift ahead of the Marshal’s [Kim Jong Eun] birthday,” a sourcein Yangkang Province reported to Daily Nk on January 8th. “Other than that,people didn’t even get a single bottle of alcohol, but those workers at Hyesan Minereceived 5kg of sugar and 1kg of cooking oil.” As previously reported by Daily NK, most residents looked forward to a holiday and perhaps special food rations on the young leader’s birthday, but instead spent the day fulfilling compost quotas handed down by the authorities. “Even though it was the Marshal’s birthdayeveryone was out collecting manure.” she explained. She added that a fair number of people were willing to suppress complaints about the mobilization, expecting at least a small perk to mark Kim Jong Eun’s birthday. However, as the day passed, devoid of any supplemental gifts, residents debriefed among themselves, saying, “Mobilization aside, if they had at least given us one bottle ofalcohol for the men , they would have really enjoyed it after coming out from beingin the cold working tirelessly.” In the case of workers at Hysean Mine, however, the day passed not only with benefits, but exemption from gathering manure. The source attests that this is fairlystandard practice: laborers at the mine receive regular salaries and foodrations each month with almost clockwork precision–a stark contrast to the situation ofworkers at the majority of other enterprises in the North.Hyesan Mine, located in the Masan District ofHyesan City, Yangkang Province, emerged as North Korea’s first copper mine in2010, galvanized by investments pouring in from Chinese enterprises, which the sourceasserts as reason behind the steady stream of wages and rations provided to theaffiliated workers. These wages are exorbitant by North Koreanlabor standards. “Last month there was a worker who received 400 RMB; those whodid particularly arduous drilling work even got 500 RMB,” adding that theirrations typically included sugar, rice, and cooking oil. As of January 8th, 1RMB traded for 1300 KPW in the North Korean markets; rice cost 5000 KPW per kilogram.For residents outside Musan’s jurisdiction, the compost mobilization brings with it a new issue amid the general unceasing onslaught ordinary families in North Korea face every day. “Because every last person has beenmobilized to collect manure, people are worried about getting enough food toeat,” she explained, expressing concern about the lack of time to do business necessary to provide for one’s family. But then you see those Hyesanworkers get money and benefits no matter what, so people talk about it alot. There’s a lot of interest about what goes on there” Residents are well aware of the considerably  favorable conditions that lie just across the border in China. “Look how right over the [Amrok] river people haveall that they need; we’ve got nothing,” many say, according to the source, adding, “No wonder people defect!”She goes on to explain that most residents in the region are under the impression that “in order to eat, you needto be involved somehow with the Chinese.”  “The state can only make paltry offerings, if at all, but at a joint company, ration provisions would stabilize so it seemsthat things can’t help but move in that direction,” sheconcluded, expressing a sentiment shared by many of North Korea’s residents.center_img SHARE News News Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaders North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Birthday Rations for Hyesan Minerslast_img read more

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National Meeting Held to Mark 3rd Anniversary of Kim Jong Eun…

first_img AvatarChoi Song Min National Meeting Held to Mark 3rd Anniversary of Kim Jong Eun as Supreme Commander North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China A national meeting was held on Monday at the “April 25House of Culture” in Pyongyang to mark the third anniversary of Kim Jong Eun’sappointment to supreme commander of the Chosun People’s Army [KPA] and pledgeloyalty to the young leader, reported by Chosun TV and all other branches ofNorth Korea’s state media. Army General Ri Yong Gil, alternate member of the PoliticalBureau of the Central Committee of the Chosun Workers’ Party and chief of theChosun People’s Army General Staff, delivered a report at the event, wherein hedeclared that Kim Jong Eun “is recording the ever-victorious revolutionaryhistory with his great idea, distinguished leadership ability and noblevirtues. “General Ri went on to praise the military advancementstaking place under Kim Jong Eun’s rule. “He saw to it that the level of armsand equipment was steadily raised as required by a modern war and thereby putthe military and technical might of the KPA on the highest level whereby it canbeat back any formidable enemy at one blow,” he stated, noting Kim Jong Eun’s Songun politics and “politics of independence” as the mechanismsensuring that “stern sledge-hammer blows are dealt at the heinous moves of theseparatist forces at home and abroad to escalate confrontation with theDPRK.” “The whole country is seething with a great leap forward andinnovations in the production and construction by dint of the army-peoplecoordinated operations, the concerted efforts of the KPA holding high thebanner of carrying out the WPK’s idea and defending the WPK’s policies,” the report went on, ascribing all the achievements to the young leader’s unwavering guidance.Those present at the event included Kim Ki Nam, Choe ThaeBok, Ri Yong Gil, and “other senior officials of the party, state and army,members of the party central guidance organs in Pyongyang…[and] officialsand labor innovators of institutions, factories and enterprises.” Conversely, Hwang Pyong So, the director of the GeneralPolitical Department of the Korean People’s Army, and Choe Ryong Hae, secretaryof the Chosun Workers’ Party were absent from the event.Kim Jong Eun first assumed the position of supreme commanderof the KPA on December 30th, 2011, 13 days after the death of Kim Jong Il. SHARE News Ordinary Pyongyang residents have not received government rations since mid-April Newscenter_img News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store By Choi Song Min – 2014.12.30 9:24pm Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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United Way of Jamaica to Benefit from Billion Dollar Fundraising Campaign

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedUnited Way of Jamaica to Benefit from Billion Dollar Fundraising Campaign United Way of Jamaica to Benefit from Billion Dollar Fundraising Campaign UncategorizedDecember 26, 2008 RelatedUnited Way of Jamaica to Benefit from Billion Dollar Fundraising Campaigncenter_img RelatedUnited Way of Jamaica to Benefit from Billion Dollar Fundraising Campaign FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Jamaica Minnesota Organization (JMO) has partnered with United Way of Jamaica to undertake a global billion dollar fundraising campaign to support a range of programmes being undertaken by United Way.The funds raised will assist at-risk youth and the mentally and physically challenged, and provide skills training, employment generation and conflict resolution programmes. In addition, proceeds will be invested in education and healthy lifestyle initiatives.In underscoring the importance of the partnership, President of JMO, Dr. Karlene Silvera, said that the campaign is in keeping with the core mission of the organization, which is to play an active role in the betterment of Jamaica. “JMO is honoured to sponsor this campaign of raising one billion Jamaican dollars, which will raise charitable capital for Jamaicans in need, who are served by the United Way of Jamaica,” she stated.Individuals and corporations wishing to contribute to the campaign can send donations to: United Way International Jamaica Fund at P.O. Box 10006, Uniondale, NY 11555 or make online pledges at www.uwint.org or, www.unitedwayja.org.Donors in the United States (US) are being reminded that their contributions are tax deductible. Dr. Silvera informed that special information desks have been set up at both the JMO and the United Way of Jamaica, to provide further information to the public.An affiliate of United Way International, United Way of Jamaica was incorporated in 1985 and is an autonomous non-profit, private voluntary organization registered with the Government of Jamaica.The organization supports a variety of projects and agencies including Dispute Resolution Foundation, Family and Parenting Centre, Jamaica AIDS Support, Jamaica Cancer Society, Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities, Jamaica Save the Children Fund, Mona Rehabilitation Centre, Mustard Seed Communities, Salvation Army and the SOS Children’s Village.Established in 1992, JMO’s mission is to positively impact the social and economic conditions in Jamaica through scholarship and school adoption programmes; the shipment of computers and other educational supplies to institutions, including the medical school at the University of the West Indies and the Ministry of Education. JMO has also organized trade and investment conferences, disaster relief and health outreach programmes.last_img read more

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Lightning Bolt Off on Round the World Yacht Race

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedLightning Bolt Off on Round the World Yacht Race Lightning Bolt Off on Round the World Yacht Race SportSeptember 19, 2009 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail ‘Jamaica Lightning Bolt’ set off on a 10-month long race around the world last Sunday (Sept. 13) with the success of the fastest man in the world, for which the vessel is named, propelling its sails.The yacht, which is representing Jamaica in the Clipper Round the World Race 2009-10, was officially named in honour of 100 and 200 metres world record holder, Usain Bolt, at a special ceremony held last week in Hull, Yorkshire, England.Mrs. Joline Whiteman, wife of Jamaica’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Burchell Whiteman, sprayed the vessel with the traditional bottle of champagne.Mr. Whiteman, in his address, said that as a nation of great sporting excellence, Jamaica is proud to once again participate in the prestigious event, having sponsored an entry in 2007-08.He stated that the Clipper Round the World Race demanded teamwork, dedication and tenacity, all traits that described Jamaica and Jamaicans.He wished the crew every success. “Usain Bolt amazed the world in Beijing and Berlin, with performances previously thought to be impossible. His achievements are in the tradition of the icon of the Clipper Round the World event, Sir Robin Knox-Johnson, who first sailed single-handedly around the world. While Bolt took just 9.58 seconds to create history in Berlin, the crew however will need to stay competitive for quite a bit longer,” Mr. Whiteman said.The High Commissioner also brought the crew good wishes from Usain Bolt. “Usain Bolt has wished the crew all the speed in the world. I would also like to wish them good weather and a fair wind. For those that have taken part in the race before they will be able to comfort new participants with Jamaica’s tourism motto, ‘Once You Go, You Know,” he said.More than 100,000 people watched the start of the race on Sunday from the Humber on the east coast of England.Jamaica Lightning Bolt is competing against nine identical stripped down 68-foot yachts, which will race a 35,000-mile course incorporating France, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, Singapore, China, California, Panama, New York, Cape Breton Island, Cork and the Netherlands.Port Antonio will be the ninth stage of the race, which ends on July 17, 2010.center_img RelatedLightning Bolt Off on Round the World Yacht Race RelatedLightning Bolt Off on Round the World Yacht Racelast_img read more

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