Prince Michael Updated on Work of MGI

first_imgRelatedPrince Michael Lauds Jamaicans Prince Michael Updated on Work of MGI Office of the Prime MinisterApril 17, 2013 Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail His Royal Highness, Prince Michael of Kent, was given an insight into the work of the Mona Geoinformatics Institute (MGI) in Jamaica’s national road safety programme, when he visited the University of the West Indies (UWI) based institution, on April 16.The visit formed part of the itinerary for the Prince’s five-day working visit to the island, from April 15 to 19, as special guest of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC).[RELATED: Prince Michael Lauds Jamaicans]During a brief roundtable discussion and presentation, MGI Director, Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee, informed the Prince that the institute, which conducts wide ranging research, was tasked to undertake a road safety analysis for Jamaica.He said the MGI has been able to generate data with accompanying imagery on some 74,000 motor vehicle accidents which have occurred since January 1, 2000. “We really want to provide evidence-based intervention. We are going to use data, (and) we are going to use facts, to help drive and inform policies. We have researchers (at the UWI) doing many different things that can be brought to bear on addressing very specific issues related to the development of national objectives and policies. Here at the institute, we already work very closely with the Jamaica Automobile Association (JAA) and National Works Agency,” he said.Dr. Lyew-Ayee said the data generated will facilitate the identification of challenges arising along roadways prone to frequent accidents; better inform the police of the points where they can enhance their vigilance, thereby reducing poor road usage by motorists and pedestrians and, ultimately accidents and fatalities; and enhance public awareness and education.“Here, at the University, we hope to set up a regional road safety centre that will look at data analysis, policy development, and bring our research capacity to bear (on reducing road accidents and fatalities),” he added.Director of Road Safety at the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Foundation, Adrian Walsh, who is part of the Prince’s party, commended the work of the MGI.“I think this is really fantastic. This compares with any country in the world in terms of the quality of the data,” Mr. Walsh said.The Prince and members of his party were then taken on a tour of the MGI’s facilities, before departing the UWI.The Prince is the Royal Patron for the Commission for Global Road Safety and Patron of the non-profit organisation, Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). Both organizations have been leading advocates in the fight to reduce road traffic injuries and deaths.He is also Patron for the Institute of the Motor Industry, as well as founder and patron of the Prince Michael Road Safety Award Scheme. Additionally, he is President of the Institute of Road Safety Officers and is an Honorary Fellow at the Institute of Highways and Transportation.The Prince, who arrived in the island on April 15, is on a five-day visit as the special guest of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.Prince Michael will depart the island on Friday, April 19.By Douglas McIntosh, JIS Reportercenter_img RelatedPublic Servants Agree to Wage Restraint RelatedGround Broken for New Barracks at Up Park Camplast_img read more

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Bolivar-Richburg stuns Oakfield-Alabama/Elba for first win

first_img Subscribe by Email Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Print This Post This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Bolivar-Richburg stuns Oakfield-Alabama/Elba for first win added by johnmitchelllikanje on April 8, 2021View all posts by johnmitchelllikanje →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentAirPhysioThis All-Natural “Lung Cleaning” Device Helps Anyone Breathe EasierAirPhysioUndoTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat InsuranceUndoBabbelStart Speaking a Language in 3 Weeks – All You Need Is Your PhoneBabbelUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersUndoTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersUndo”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersUndo By johnmitchelllikanje on April 8, 2021No Comment Add to Google+center_img Share on Facebook Follow on Facebook Bolivar-Richburg stuns Oakfield-Alabama/Elba for first win By JOHN LIKANJEBolivar-Richburg entered Thursday’s contest having been shut out by Geneseo/Mount Morris and only scoring seven points against Canisteo-Greenwood. Despite only putting up 14 points and 137 yards in this game, it was just enough for the Wolverines’ defense.Bolivar-Richburg limited Oakfield-Alabama/Elba, Section V’s most potent offense, to 228 total yards in a 14-8 victory, its first win of the season.Logan Bess, Brayden Ellis and Kadin Tompkins provided all the Wolverines’ scoring. With the game still scoreless in the third quarter, Hudson Evingham ignited a drive with a 15-yard reception and a 14-yard dash. Ellis applied the dagger himself with a four-yard throw to Bess for a 7-0 lead.On the ensuing play, Tompkins hustled to recover a muffed kick in the end zone to extend the lead to 14-0.The Wolverines’ defense rewarded their offense by accumulating 46 tackles, two interceptions and a sack. Evingham led with nine tackles. The 6-foot-2 senior had the most offensive yards as well with 69 rushing yards on 16 carries.Trent Sibble followed up with six and a half tackles, including a quarterback sack. Landon Danaher and Ellis both recorded a pair of tackles and one interception. Danaher’s pick was for six yards.Offensively, Ellis went 7-of-10 for 51 yards. Tompkins hauled in a 19-yard catch.For Oakfield-Alabama/Elba, Bodie Hyde connected with Kaden Cusmano on a touchdown in the final period for the Aggies’ lone points of the game. The touchdown was one of Cusmano’s two catches which totaled 26 yards. Hyde completed 5-of-8 passes for 55 yards. The freshman quarterback has thrown for 186 yards through four games.Senior running back Ty Mott led the ground game with 135 yards on 29 carries to bring his season total to 901. Senior defensive lineman Peyton Yasses led with nine tackles. Hyde snagged an interception.“Between some of the mistakes we made and the plays that Bolivar-Richburg made, we didn’t earn the right to win tonight’s game,” Oakfield-Alabama/Elba head coach Tyler Winter said. “Hats off to Bolivar-Richburg. They are well coached team and they played hard for four quarters.“We need to learn from tonight.  There is a lot we can take away from this game if we are going to reach the potential we believe this team is capable of. We’ll watch film, grow from our mistakes and we’re onto the next challenge.”Both teams’ next game is next Wednesday at 6 p.m. Bolivar-Richburg (1-2) travels to take on archrival Cuba-Rushford. Oakfield-Alabama/Elba (3-1) will host York/Pavilion. Connect on Linked inlast_img read more

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