first_imgYoure Lawrence is one of the many reasons why seven-time champions Naggo Head Primary were so dominant at this year’s Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) National Primary Schools Athletic Championships, which ended on Saturday at the National Stadium. Naggo Head, which is located in Portmore, amassed a whopping 228 points, way ahead of their Portmore rivals Southborough (117), third-place Rousseau (103), St Richard’s (88 points) and Black River (84), which rounded out the top five. The grade-five student led from the front as he took the sprint double in fine style. He went into the 100m final under intense pressure as he faced Kensington Primary’s Dominique Brown, who is the record holder with 12.53 seconds, after lowering the old standard of 12.72 seconds, which was set by Roje Francis, running for St Francis Primary, in 2009. Lawrence went into the final with the second-fastest time, 12.71 seconds, which he did in the semi-finals. However, in the final, he flew out of the blocks like a man possessed, and with a sea of orange and green-clad athletes, parents and supporters cheering wildly, Lawrence stayed in front to deliver the win in 12.62 seconds. Dominique Brown took silver in 12.83, while Samuel Brown of Harbour View placed third in 13.18. Lawrence’s run in the 200m was also impressive. Having broken the record (25.32 seconds) in the semi-finals, he came off the curve with his signature long strides and by then it was all over by the shouting. He won in 26.08 seconds, with Spanish Town’s Milton Luckain second in 27.59 and third place going to George Headley’s Jevon Nelson, 27.61. DEDICATED to training “I have worked really hard for this all season and I wish to thank my parents, Judith Clarke and Everton Clarke, for their support and all the coaches, including Mr Floyd Coke,” said Lawrence. “He is dedicated to his training and it has paid off for him; and I love how he balanced his training with schoolwork. He is averaging over 90 percent in school and I think that’s great,” his stepfather, Everton Clarke, said. Mrs Clarke revealed that athleticism “runs in his blood”. “I was a former athlete at St Annes High and his brother was also an athlete. Youre is not only a good athlete, he is a team player and a sportsman. When his main competitor, Kensington Primary’s Dominique (Brown), went out injured in the 200m final, he went to him to find out if he was okay,” she said. Lawrence, who plans to be a professional athlete in the near future, is inspired by Kingston College’s ace sprinter, Jhevaughn Matherson, and Racers Track Club and Jamaica’s World 100m gold medallist, Yohan Blake.last_img read more

first_imgAlthough Rolls-Royce admits it “clearly fell short” in the Qantas A380 incident two years ago, it has learned and applied the lessons learned to prevent a similar type of event from occurring in the future.As the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ASTB) unveiled its final report into the failure of a Trent 900 engine on board a Qantas flight flying on the 4 November 2010, Rolls-Royce director engineering and technology Colin Smith said the company holds “much regret” over the “serious and rare event” and ensured the company was continually striving towards meetings “high standards of safety, quality and reliability”.Revealed today, the Bureau’s report highlighted that the No,2 engine on the Qantas A380 flying over Batam Island, Indonesia en route Singapore to Sydney, failed shortly after takeoff from Changi Airport.The engine failed as a result of an incorrectly manufactured oil feed stub pipe, which resulted in fatigue cracking of the pipe and sent oil into the engine during the flight, causing an internal fire.This fire then led to one of the engine’s turbine discs fracturing and then rapidly over speeding before it burst, broke free of the engine casing, and impacted the A380’s airframe, according to the report.Despite damage to the aircraft and the engine, the plane’s pilot managed to safely return and land the aircraft at Changi Airport without any major injuries to staff and passengers.As part of the report and its own findings, Rolls-Royce has made modifications to the engine software to prevent a turbine disc from bursting as a result of over-speeding, introduced better quality assurance processes with supporting training and improved manufacturing and design procedures.Source = ETB News: N.J.last_img read more