IPL’s juggling act – Balancing Champs with Reggae Boyz match in mind

first_imgWith just a few days separating the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Champion-ships now under way at the National Stadium and Jamaica’s crucial FIFA World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica at the same venue, Independence Park Limited (IPL) has taken several steps to ensure that the wear on the surface is limited. IPL General Manager Major Desmon Brown told The Gleaner that every effort is being made to limit the effect that the five-day high school track and field championships will have on the infield area, with the hope of ensuring the surface remains in pristine condition with the Reggae Boyz March 25 qualifier in mind. “What we hope to do, and we will try as best as possible, is to limit any damage to the infield area during Champs of course,” said Brown. “At the same time, we don’t want to kill the spirit for Champs, but it’s also important to do our best to preserve the surface as best as we can ahead of the World Cup qualifier.” Adjustments include the repositioning of electronic advertising boards to the cycle track in front of the bleachers section – from their customary spot at the edge of the infield area – and the addition of protective mats in the shot put vector. “Basically, events like the javelin and discus don’t do too much damage to the surface itself, but for shot put, we have put in the protective turf because that can really create some problems,” Brown added. Officials will also be limiting movement across the infield and have erected protective bordering to help where this is concerned. Brown did, however, admit that they may find it difficult to enforce this restriction at the end of the championships when the winners are announced. “If it’s a one-off thing like what we see from time to time at the end of Champs when winners are announced, it wont have too much of an effect,” he reasoned. The ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships will come to an end on Saturday night Calabar High and Edwin Allen High are defending their respective boys’ and girls’ titles. Meanwhile, the Reggae Boyz will be looking to improve on their three points secured to date in their CONCACAF semi-final round World Cup qualifying campaign against Costa Rica on March 25.last_img read more

Apple Reports Record $26.74 Billion in Revenue Over 3 Months

first_imgTags:#Apple#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrickcenter_img Apple reported quarterly earnings today and rode big sales increases in Macs and iPhones, along with 7 million iPads, to a company record $26.74 billion and record net quarterly profit of $6 billion. What could be a more powerful statement about the potential for strong user experience to overcome price considerations?From the announcement: “Apple sold 4.13 million Macs during the quarter, a 23 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 16.24 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 86 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 19.45 million iPods during the quarter, representing a seven percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter. The Company also sold 7.33 million iPads during the quarter.” That’s more Macs, iPhones and iPads sold than in any other quarter.Apple will hold a press call in at the top of the hour. In the meantime, a good way to spend a few minutes putting all this in context would be to watch Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford commencement speech.In the earnings call, the company is highlighting sales of the new Macbook air and Macbook pro. 1 million Mac Apps downloaded in the first day of the App Store. 88 of Fortune 100 companies are now testing or deploying iPhones. The company says it believes it could have sold even more iPhones if it could have supplied them.80 of Fortune 100 companies are already testing or deploying the iPad, Apple says.The four new Apple stores in China were the highest trafficked and had highest average revenue in the world over December quarter. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more