Grove supersizes Burger’s fleet

first_imgThe telescopic crawler crane is currently being put to work at a mine near Santiago. Raul Burger, ceo, said: “The Grove GHC130 has a much shorter set up time when compared to conventional cranes.”The GHC130 has a lifting capacity of 120 tonnes and a main boom length of 40.2 m.According to Manitowoc, the crawler tracks can handle a wide range of jobsite conditions, for example, steep or swampy terrain. Burger’s GHC130 will be used in mining and wind energy projects in Chile. This is Burger’s third Grove crane, joining two all-terrain models already in its fleet. www.manitowoccranes.com www.gruasburger.comlast_img read more

Hulst steps up at Pecém

first_imgWorking on behalf of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, which has a 30 percent share in the enterprise, Hulst will be tasked with developing Pecém’s industrial and free zone area – Complexo Industrial e Portuário do Pecém (CIPP). In October 2018, the port of Rotterdam signed an investment agreement with the port of Pecém that will see it invest approximately EUR75 million (USD85 million) in Pecém’s port complex, as HLPFI reported here. www.cearaportos.ce.gov.brwww.portofrotterdam.comlast_img read more

Inside the FBI operation to rescue kids from sex trafficking

first_img SHARE Published: October 18, 2017 4:19 PM EDT Updated: October 18, 2017 4:20 PM EDT Inside the FBI operation to rescue kids from sex trafficking NEW YORK (CBS News) The FBI is cracking down on what it calls a national epidemic of kids caught up in sex trafficking. FBI agents and local police have been carrying out a nationwide sweep since last week to rescue children involving FBI field offices from all 50 states.It’s called Operation Cross Country – part of a national initiative called Innocence Lost. So far, 84 kids have been recovered and 120 alleged traffickers have been arrested this year. Among the areas being targeted is Baltimore, reports CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues.But investigators say this epidemic is touching communities everywhere across America.MORE: 277 arrested for human trafficking, online prostitution in Polk CountyOn a recent night just north of Baltimore, an FBI agent we have agreed to identify only as Winn is looking for young girls caught up in sex trafficking.“Hey, is this Candy? Hey wanted to see if you had any time tonight for me?” Winn said.Maryland State Police Corporal Chris Heid uses his phone to scroll through dating sites looking for suspicious ads.“We’re searching the internet, we see a girl that might look young and we’ll say ‘Hey this girl looks really young, let’s go out and make a date,’” Heid said.It is a coast-to-coast effort that has FBI agents and local police working together to make arrests and recover victims.MORE: ‘We are a mafia’: Cape teen assaulted, nearly forced into sex traffickingAccording to the FBI, since the initiative began in 2003, more than 6,500 children have been recovered and more than 2,500 people convicted for trafficking related crimes. Paul Abbate is an executive assistant director of the FBI.“We see it everywhere. It’s pervasive and persistent and it’s national and it’s even international. We’re talking about those most vulnerable in our society, kids, children being exploited,” Abbate said.Back in Baltimore, Winn and his team have set up a ‘date’ in a hotel room and find a prostitute who took to the streets in her mid-teens.“I don’t even know, I just started like doing it because there wasn’t no money anywhere,” the woman said.Time and time again, she has survived.“I’ve been through a lot. Held at gunpoint, I’ve done been raped. I’ve done been through a lot of stuff in my life,” she said.For this, the now 24-year-old woman, is given an opportunity for a new life.“Take your ad down, maybe purchase a plane ticket and head back home and consider this being one of your last days,” Winn said to the woman.When investigators rescue young girls they work with Child Protective Services to find a safe place for the children and put the people who’ve victimized them behind bars.center_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Author: CBS News last_img read more

JR East restores Tokyo’s historic station building

first_imgJAPAN: East Japan Railway reopened the historic station building at Tokyo Station on October 1 following a five-year restoration costing ¥50bn. A formal ceremony on September 30 to mark the occasion was cancelled because of an impending typhoon.One of the Japanese capital’s most famous buildings, the 335-m long station designed by Kingo Tatsuno was completed in 1914. It withstood the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923, but was heavily damaged by bombing in May 1945. The interior was gutted by fire, and the roof collapsed. The structure was subsequently patched up using steel and concrete, and the original domes at each end of the building were replaced by angled roofs.Served by both the Tokaido and Tohoku Shinkansen and several commuter lines, Tokyo’s main station now handles around 380 000 passengers a day.Restoration of the Gothic building facing the Marunouchi business district included reinstatement of the two domes, plus the construction of a third storey and a new department store annexe, as well as two new basement levels to accommodate equipment rooms and car parking.More than 400 000 bricks were used in the reconstruction, although the supply of bricks for the final stage of the project was significantly delayed by the Great Tohoku Earthquake on March 11 2011. More than 10 000 pine piles used to secure the foundations against earthquakes were also replaced.As well as a new ticket office and the enlarged 150-room Station Hotel, the restored building accommodates shops and restaurants, plus a tourist information centre and the Tokyo Station Gallery. Free wi-fi access is provided for passengers. A new elevated walkway will connect the building with JR East’s two skyscrapers on the opposite side of the tracks.The restored building will be lit up each evening from sunset to 21.00, using LED lighting to bathe the brick walls in a soft glow. ‘The station is from a period in Japan’s history when there was a heightened sense of purpose’, said JR East President Tetsuro Tomita. ‘We hope it will lift Japan’s spirits and those of JR East.’last_img read more

Crowds Log On for Dumfries and Galloway College Virtual Open Week

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInDumfries and Galloway College’s first-ever virtual open week has attracted over 500 attendees.The event, designed to give prospective students a glimpse into life at the South of Scotland college, drew the interest of 509 online participants who learned all about the different subjects, courses, and support available to them.Spanning five days, the virtual open week consisted of Q&A sessions, presentations, and messages from senior members of staff, including Principal Joanna Campbell.Information on admissions and funding, as well as on other aspects of student support, was also available for attendees digitally in lieu of being able to attend in person.Feedback from the week has been overwhelmingly positive with both staff and prospective students welcoming the innovative approach, especially under the present challenging circumstances.Holding its open week online shows how Dumfries and Galloway College has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by shifting to digital delivery, a strategy that has seen learning and teaching continue at the college.Dumfries and Galloway College, under the leadership of Principal Joanna Campbell, has led the way in ensuring that college life continues throughout the pandemic and is also committed to making sure that Scotland has the skills and resources that it needs to emerge from COVID-19 on a sound economic footing.The week ran from Monday 18 May through to Friday 22 May 2020.Principal Joanna Campbell said:“I am delighted by the success of our first-ever virtual open week. “Amid the understandable frustration and challenges that COVID-19 has created, our college is proud to have been able to use the skills and know-how we have at our disposal to keep things running smoothly.“I want to congratulate our staff and prospective students for making this such a success and say that we look forward to welcoming many of them to our campus when we can.”last_img read more

Dominica’s culture to be integrated into Tourism product

first_img Tweet Minister for Tourism and Culture, Senator Robert Tonge (file photo)Minister for Tourism Senator Robert Tonge, who recently took up leadership of the Ministry of Culture has said the two will be integrated. Speaking to Dominica Vibes on Friday 13 July 2018, he said now being one team, the Ministry of Tourism will be working closely with the Cultural Division. The first display of this new Tourism and Culture relationship came with the creation of a live mural on the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard on Tuesday 10 July 2018 which coincided with return of Carnival Cruise Lines to the island. The mural was painted by eleven members of the Waitukubuli Art Association; Lowell OMtNI Royer, Aaron Hamilton, Shadrach Burton, Keard George, Oltert Faubert, Nerrisia Lawrence, Anthea Robinson, Sarama Role, Yaena Eugene, Hilroy Fingol and Chase Lawrence.The live mural was painted on July 10 2018 on the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard, the same day Carnival Cruise Lines returned to the islandThe team has expressed a desire to conduct similar exercises at the various ports of entry across the island. “We’re all one team now and to ensure that the cultural expression is a much better one and that culture is not seen at just a certain time of the year and it’s actually all throughout the year,” said Senator Tonge. He added that now young people can now see culture as a means of earning an income in addition to being able to express themselves. A group dressed in traditional Ole Mas costumes as well as the Karifuna Group from the Kalinago Territory also treated guests from the ship with performances. Share Share 335 Views   one commentcenter_img LocalNewsPolitics Dominica’s culture to be integrated into Tourism product by: Dominica Vibes News – July 17, 2018 Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

No. 1 Massillon Jackson Remains Unbeaten; Earns Late Inning Comeback over Strongsville, 4-3

first_img Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. Matt Medley Related Topicscenter_img “It ended up being one hell of a ballgame,” Strongsville coach Doug Cicerchi said after a 4-3 loss to Massillon Jackson, the top-ranked Division I team in Ohio on Saturday, April 22.“We said this was going to be a tournament-style atmosphere,” Jackson coach Bill Gamble noted after the game.The showdown in Strongsville certainly lived up to the billing, as fans witnessed an instant classic, which went down to the wire and ended in dramatic fashion.A combination of timely hitting by the Polar Bears, including two clutch hits by Davis Graham and Kyle Nicolas, along with a pressure-packed three inning outing for reliever Ben Warren proved to be the difference in the game.The match featured two of the hottest teams in Northeast Ohio, as Jackson entered play unbeaten through 12 games and the Mustangs were riding a 10-game win-streak.Watch video highlights of the game below, via OhioSportsNet.It was a chilly and breezy 11 AM first pitch in Strongsville and the weather conditions may have been partially responsible for the slow offensive start for both sides.Strongsville junior right hander Mitch Midea striking out the side in the top of the first after a leadoff bunt single didn’t hurt either.Things didn’t start off as smoothly for Jackson senior right hander Cooper Pastorius, who walked the first three batters in the bottom of the first.The walks didn’t end up hurting Jackson that inning, as senior catcher Dillon Dingler fired a strike from home to second to catch leadoff man Alex Gray stealing, and a 6-4-3 double play got the Polar Bears out of the inning.There weren’t many stolen base attempts after that (only one successful steal by Austin Mucurio), as Dingler, the Ohio State commit showed why he’s one of the top prospects in the state.To Strongsville’s credit on the other end, the Polar Bears did not attempt to run on senior Parker Shannon for the first six innings,  a sign of respect for the man behind the dish for the Mustangs.The matchup between the two great catchers (both defensively and offensively) was one of many interesting factors to watch in Saturday’s showdown.Midea continued his great start to the game, setting down the first two hitters of the second inning, but walked the next two and was able to get out the jam.Pastorius shook off the rocky start and set down the side on four hitters, sending the game to the third, still scoreless.Midea kept rolling, picking up his fourth strikeout of the game and working a 1-2-3 inning.Strongsville took advantage of an error to start the bottom of the third inning, as Kyler Damm reached first and turned the lineup over for the top of the order.Gray drew a walk, bringing the clutch hitting catcher to the plate.Less than 20 hours prior, Shannon belted a two out, two-run homer off the scoreboard in the seventh inning, which proved to be the game-winning hit against North Royalton.With runners at first and second and nobody out, the senior catcher delivered again, sending an RBI single down the third base line to score Damm from second, putting the Mustangs on the board.Gray made a smart play on the bases, going from first to third, setting up senior first baseman Noah Trizzino with an opportunity to add onto the lead.Trizzino hit a hard grounder to Nicolas, who turned a 4-6-3 double play (Jackson’s second of the game) and Gray was able to score from third.Pastorius struck out cleanup hitter JD Duplain to get out of the inning, but the damage was done and the Mustangs gave Midea a two-run lead to work with heading into the fourth.Midea continued his impressive start and went on to strike out two more hitters in the fourth and fifth innings, keeping the Polar Bears off the board.Pastorius’ day came to an end after four innings of work and Warren, who was no stranger to working long relief this season, took over in the bottom of the fifth.Warren retired the first two hitters, but Shannon plated his second single of the day with two outs and Trizzino reached base on a fielding error, giving Strongsville an opportunity to add onto its lead.It was the first of several high pressure situations to come for Warren, who was able to induce a ground out to get out of the inning.In the sixth, despite a fantastic start by Midea, Cicerchi didn’t want to stretch his starter any further beyond a 94-pitch outing.Although Jackson only managed to get one hit off of Midea (a bunt single by Cade Mottice to start the game), the Polar Bears were successful at working his pitch count up, which may have turned out to be a difference in the game in the later innings.Midea struck out six over five shutout innings, walking three.“Mitch was unreal,” his coach said. “From a coaching standpoint, it was tough to pull him because he was throwing a one-hitter through five, but from a kid’s arm standpoint… he was at 94 pitches. It just would have been too much. We talked about letting him go back out there to start the sixth, but we wanted to give JD a clean inning.”“He probably works a little bit better out of the wind-up or at least has so far this year. If you let Midea start the sixth, they were going deep into counts all day long, now you’re at 100 if you get him out. Then, do you keep him in and now you’re at 105… It just was the right decision for the kid and for the team, too. We pride ourselves on our depth. We legitimately have seven or eight guys that we love on the mound and JD is one of them.”Duplain came into pitch for Strongsville and had the unenviable task of facing the heart of Jackson’s lineup.Jake Mottice started the inning off with a quick single to right center.Nicolas followed it up with another single.Sophomore Trey Wright laid down a bunt, and Strongsville third baseman Gio Lombardo made a nice play to throw Nicolas out at second, putting runners at the corners with one out for Graham.Wright advanced to second on a wild pitch, while Mottice stayed put at third, and Graham delivered one of the biggest hits of the day, a two-run single down the first base line, tying the game.“I was just trying to simplify everything,” Graham said of his game-tying RBI single. “I checked where the outfielders were playing to see what was gonna’ drop and what was gonna’ work. I went up to bat realizing we need to execute, we need to get at least one in this situation, a hit’s optimal.”“I got a good pitch, put it over the first baseman’s head and ended up advancing on the throw. It really feels good to get the energy flowing for the team. Hitting’s contagious and you really just need somebody to start that off.”With one out and the go-ahead run in scoring position, Duplain collected himself and struck out the next two, keeping it a 2-2 ballgame midway through six.Warren, who already worked his way out of a jam in the fifth, quickly found himself in another one in the bottom of the sixth.Trevor Denning started the inning off with a single, followed by a misjudged pop up, which dropped on the edge of the infield dirt, allowing Jack Frank to reach first.Warren bounced back, getting Lombardo to pop out to third, but then walked pinch-hitter Matt Brosky to load the bases with one out.The situation didn’t faze the senior, who retired the next two hitters on a pop out and a grounder to escape the inning unscathed.Tied at two in the top of the seventh, Cicerchi stuck with Duplain to start the inning, but Nick Harrison drew a leadoff walk and the Mustangs turned to senior right hander Louis Rahm to face the top of the order.Shannon tried to catch Harrison napping at first, but the play went awry and he advanced to second on an errant throw.Cade Mottice laid down a sac bunt to move Harrison to third and Dingler was intentionally walked to put two on for Jake Mottice.Dingler promptly stole second, taking away the double play ball.Mottice lined out sharply to shallow center field and the Polar Bears didn’t take any chances, staying put at second and third.Nicolas, Jackson’s cleanup hitter came up to the plate with a chance to turn the tide.“I was just looking for a fastball, a good pitch to hit and I got it, so I felt like I had to execute in that stage,” Nicolas said.The Ball State commit delivered a huge two out, two-run single to left, giving Jackson its first lead of the game.Rahm retired the next batter, but the Mustangs found themselves down two heading into the bottom half of the seventh.Despite the two-run deficit, Strongsville had its best part of the lineup due up to start the inning and the heavy hitters did not disappoint.Shannon smoked his third single of the day to start another Strongsville rally.The Mercyhurst commit finished the day 3-for-3 with three singles, a walk, an RBI and a run scored. To have a performance like that against the top-ranked team in Division I was not a surprise to his coach.“I think he’s the best player in Northeast Ohio,” Cicerchi stated.Shannon set the table for the heart of the lineup and Trizzino grounded out, advancing his teammate to second, bringing Duplain up with one out.The cleanup hitter walked and put the tying run on first for Denning.Much like his first two innings of work, Warren picked up another big out when he needed to, striking out the senior.Frank stepped up to the plate for Strongsville, drawing a walk to load the bases, sending Lombardo to the plate with two down and the winning run at first.Lombardo was recently moved down from the cleanup spot to seventh in the lineup after going through a slump early in the season, but his bat came to life in the marquee match against Jackson, as he went up to the plate after already reaching base twice with a walk and a single.The left-handed hitter looped a liner to shallow right field, which dropped for a base hit. Shannon scored from third and to the surprise of what seemed like everyone in the vicinity, Harrison, the right fielder missed his initial attempt to recover the ball.All chaos ensued.Midea, who re-entered the game as a pinch runner earlier in the inning, was rounding third and abruptly held up on the play. Once he realized Harrison slipped, Midea tried to get back going, but he also tripped.Midea and Frank (who were both already near third base by the time Harrison recovered) found themselves in a pickle, with Midea representing the tying run.Harrison threw home, Dingler tried to catch Frank at second, Nicolas threw back to Dingler, who chased Midea down and tagged him out to end the game.“It was wild,” Dingler said of the game-ending play.“We have a really strong arm in right, so I thought he was going to come up gunning, but when he missed it, I looked back at third base and he got held up and slipped. I saw the runner retreating to second so I threw it and he threw it right back. I wasn’t gonna’ give it up. I knew he wasn’t really moving so I just tagged him out.”The play wasn’t pretty for either side to watch, but the bottom line resulted in Jackson’s 13th straight win of the season.Warren earned the win, allowing one earned run on four hits over three innings, walking three and striking out one.It wasn’t an unfamiliar situation for the right-hander, who faced similar circumstances in an extra inning win over St. Ignatius, in which the Polar Bears won, 2-0, in ten innings. Warren worked four innings in that game and when his number has been called upon to deliver on the big stage, he’s thrived under pressure so far this season.“I just know that I have great guys behind me,” Warren said. “Juice (AKA Jackson’s freshman shortstop Josh Romans) had an error there, but I know he’ll back me up every other play. I know that I have Kyle and J-Mo (centerfielder Jake Mottice) out there, who’s a ballhawk. I just know that no matter what, just fill it up and I’ll get outs.”Gamble called Warren’s performance, “gutsy.”“He threw in relief in two games for us earlier this week and he’s just gutsy. You saw it. He came in and threw well. He missed on a couple curveballs that were up today, but I think that’s a credit to Strongsville. They had a really good plan. They got the barrel on it, but again, Warren’s just a guy that competes and gives you a chance to win.”Gamble believes playing teams like Strongsville, among many others on a rigorous non-conference schedule, is part of what makes his club grow even more through the course of the season, leading up to the Playoffs.“We like these kinds of games,” Gamble said.“That’s why we play this type of schedule. We like playing a lot of the top programs in Northeast Ohio. Coach Cicerchi does an outstanding job. He puts a great product on the field and we enjoy playing him.”Graham, the number six hitter in the lineup talked about his team’s resilience and ability to fight back, crediting the win to the depth of Jackson’s lineup, one through nine.“Everybody in the dugout never gives up because we know the caliber of players we’ve got behind us,” Graham said.“If we do our job and pass the baton on to the next guy, everybody picks somebody up.”Jackson later improved to 14-0 (6-0 Federal League) on the season after winning the second match of their doubleheader against Toledo St. Francis de Sales, 9-5.The Polar Bears return to conference action at home against Canton McKinley on Tuesday, April 25.Strongsville (10-6, 7-1 Greater Cleveland Conference) later fell to St. Francis, 3-2, in eight innings in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader.Cicerchi didn’t view the end of a 10-game win-streak as a negative, and believes games like this will make a meaningful impact in the bigger picture of a long season.“There are positives from all seven innings,” the coach said.“Jackson hasn’t been beaten in the regular season since 2015 (41 games). They’re incredibly good. Until somebody beats them, they’re the best team in the state, at least in my mind.”“It’s hard to build a program – first and foremost they’re built on pitching and defense – but they play small ball and put so much pressure on you. You’re constantly shifting the third baseman up and back and up and back. It puts pressure on you and it’s very tough to adjust to, but I love where our kids are at.”“They played so incredibly hard. Every single one of those guys was into the game. We were one run short today and that happens, but we never gave up. It would have been really easy to lose that game 4-2, but we came right back and had two knocks there in the seventh inning. It was very impressive.”“We got so much better from playing that team and losing that game. That’s why we try to schedule up because come tournament time, we want to be tested. With the games we’ve been playing these last couple weeks, we’ve definitely been tested… We had a ton of confidence coming into this game. We have even more now. We were pitch for pitch right there with them. Our confidence only continues to grow.”The Mustangs look to rebound on Monday, April 24 at Elyria in a GCC game.last_img read more

Last Minute Business Wrap-Up

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享For small business owners heading out the door for the year in a few hours, Sam Dickey with the Small Business Administration said there are a few key things to wrap-up before you go… Dickey: “Well they’re gonna’ want to make sure that, of course turn off the lights and drive safely, you want to make sure that any obligations they have have been taken care of – taxes to wrap-up the final for the new year. If there’s anything they can do to make sure that taxation bills are taken care of, and that any last-minute filings have been covered, and make sure that your state filings are up to date.” For more, visit: Small Business Administration. Dickey said that if there’s anything which has been missed, there’s no need to panic. Many things can be taken care of very quickly and easily. Dickey: “Many of your state filings can be done online. You go to the state website and look under the business tab and you can, through the Division of Corporations, you can file your corporate papers and update your business licenses right online, so it’s really quick.”last_img read more

Federer outlasts Monfils, advances to Madrid Open quarter-finals

first_imgMADRID (AP):Roger Federer had to save two match points before reaching the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open with a 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 (3) win over a gritty Gael Monfils yesterday.In only his second match on clay since 2016, Federer rallied from three games down late in the third set and then dominated the deciding tiebreaker to outlast Monfils in a match of more than two hours at the Magic Box centre court.It was the 1,200th career win for Federer, allowing him to join Jimmy Connors as the only players to have reached the milestone in the Open Era.The fourth-seeded Federer had eased past Richard Gasquet in his first match in Madrid and looked set for another comfortable win after routing Monfils in less than 20 minutes in the opening set. But the Swiss lost five straight games to fall behind the 18th-ranked Frenchman, who was seeking his second title of the season.Federer recovered by breaking Monfils at 2-4 in the third set and then saved the two match points in a long game when trailing 5-6. The 20-time Grand Slam champion was back in control in the tiebreaker, winning six of the first seven points.Federer will next face fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem, who defeated Fabio Fognini 6-4, 7-5.Federer skipped the clay swing the last two years to remain fit for the rest of the season. The Madrid Open is his first clay tournament as he prepares to return to the French Open after a three-year absence. He has already won two hard-court titles this season, in Dubai and Miami, and is seeking his third Madrid trophy and first since 2012.Earlier, top-ranked Novak Djokovic reached the final eight by beating Jeremy Chardy 6-1, 7-6 (2). It was his 13th consecutive win over Chardy, all in straight sets.Djokovic will next face Marin Cilic, who came from behind to beat Laslo Djere 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.Djokovic is seeking his second title of the season and third in Madrid. He began the year by winning the Australian Open.last_img read more

Strong showing for rifle association in Florida

first_imgThe Jamaica Rifle Association’s (JRA) pistol-shooting team delivered a commendable performance at the Florida State United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Championships which were held recently in Frostproof, USA.Contending in a pool of close to 250 entrants, mostly from North and South America, the Jamaicans won prizes in every division they contested. At the head of the pack was Lesgar Murdock, who won the highly competitive Open Division. Murdock scored, 1426 points to top the category, which was contested by 68 shooters. Jamaicans Rory Wilson and Duane Samuels placed 26th and 38th with 1,072 and 959 points, respectively. Another strong showing came from Darin Richards, who racked up, 1121 points to win the A class of the Production Division and place fourth overall. His teammate, Chris Nunez, placed 15th and was fourth in the B class with 893 points. Sanjay Welsh, who made 805 points, finished in 20th place and was second in C class; while team captain Paul Shoucair was 22nd with 778. In the Limited Division, Ryan Bramwell earned 1,239 points to take second place in the A class and finish fifth overall in a field of 49 competitors. FANTASTIC SHOWING Putting Jamaica’s performance into perspective, Bramwell, who also serves on the JRA’s executive, said, “I think we had a fantastic showing at the Florida State Championships. It’s one thing when we compete well locally, but when we can do well internationally, it proves that our programme is getting the desired results. Jamaican shooters can compete with people who have far more resources for training and preparation than us, and we can win.” The shooters now look forward to the Florida Open Pistol Tournament this month, as well as the highly anticipated USPSA Area 6 Championships, also in Florida, in March.last_img read more