Usain Bolt skips training to mourn friend

first_imgThe 34 year-old Jamaican-born Olympic high jump silver medallist died in a motor bike accident on April 20.“I could not train for about two weeks, I just did not feel like training,” Bolt said. “I was not ready to train for about two weeks.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Racers Grand Prix, which is being put on by his club in his honour, will be the final time he will compete on Jamaican soil and he will compete in a 100m race to end the program.Bolt said he was certain he would be able to get into shape for Racers. “I have been doing this for years and we have always had setbacks so it will be OK.” Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Albert Pujols hits 600th career homer; 9th to join club LATEST STORIES Bolt said his home finale will be a moving affair.“It will be emotional, I will miss running and I am sure the fans will miss seeing me run and so it should be emotional.”Bolt will headline the meet at the revered National Stadium before retiring from international competition two months later after taking part in the London 2017 World Championships.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession cloudscenter_img Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Jamaica’s Usain Bolt celebrates his team’s victory at the end of the Men’s 4x100m Relay Final during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 19, 2016. AFP/Eric FEFERBERGUsain Bolt is working hard to be fit for next Saturday’s season-opening 100 metres at the Racers Grand Prix track meet after the nine-time Olympic gold medallist took time off to mourn the death of a close friend.In an interview aired on Jamaican national television Saturday, Bolt said he was unable to train for more than two weeks as he mourned the loss of his good friend, Germaine Mason.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Geotechnical Map and Engineering Report Developed for Montego Bay

first_imgStory Highlights The Mines and Geology Division in the Ministry of Transport and Mining has developed a geotechnical map and engineering report of Montego Bay, which provide credible data to guide development planning.Deputy Commissioner of Mines, Leighton Williams, handed over the documents to the St. James Municipal Corporation on Thursday (October 4).He said the map and detailed report on the engineering geology of Montego Bay and surrounding areas were produced following a comprehensive three-year assessment, and will provide sound guidance for engineering construction, planning and infrastructural development.The documents will serve to enhance the city’s resilience to natural disasters and geotechnical hazards.“Our task is to clearly mark the path that leads to the goal of reducing the impact of geological hazards and risks,” Mr. Williams noted.“In order to do this, it is necessary to shift our thinking… . We need to change from a reactive approach to a proactive approach as it relates to disaster management, where vulnerable areas are clearly identified, zoned and appropriately utilised through proper development planning,” he pointed out.The Mines and Geology Division is working on geotechnical maps and engineering reports for other critical areas of the island. The Mines and Geology Division in the Ministry of Transport and Mining has developed a geotechnical map and engineering report of Montego Bay, which provide credible data to guide development planning.center_img Deputy Commissioner of Mines, Leighton Williams, handed over the documents to the St. James Municipal Corporation on Thursday (October 4).last_img read more