Several development projects which have been completed in Polonnaruwa under a Government project, were launched today.The Government said that 47 projects out of a total of 180 development projects which have been completed under the “Pibidemu Polonnaruwa (Awakening of Polonnaruwa)” District Development Programme, were vested in the public today under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena with the participation of Ministers and Parliamentarians. The construction of a water supply system built in Sewagama, Onegama for a cost of Rs.425 million was initiated by Ministers Rauff Hakeem, M. L. A. M. Hizbullah and P. Harrison. The project, which enriches more than two thousand families, is scheduled to be completed within 20 months.The Ministers also engaged in opening the Pudur water supply system which benefits 250 families and granting two floor classroom building of Pudur Islamic Junior College for the usage of the students. The inauguration ceremony of the vesting of 180 development projects in the public commenced today at the Diulankadawala Central College with the opening of the newly constructed school building at the Central College. Minister Duminda Dissanayake and Member of Parliament, Sydney Jayarathne engaged in Opening the Kawuduluwewa Hindu Temple which was reconstructed.They also took part in a ceremony to open a new public hall. (Colombo Gazette)
He said: “As part of the team, I have been invited into people’s homes to share moments of extreme emotion, from relief that we have given someone a fighting chance, to profound grief.”I have watched as incredibly skilled doctors and paramedics have saved people’s lives. These experiences have instilled in me a profound respect for the men and women who serve in our emergency services…” The Duke of Cambridge has described how “there are things that cannot be unseen” as he carries out his final shift as an air ambulance pilot.Paying a personal tribute to the nation’s emergency services, Prince William spoke of his “profound respect” for its men and women who deal with experiences “on a daily basis that they will carry with them for life”.The Duke joined the East Anglian Air Ambulance service in March 2015, after serving for nearly five years as a helicopter pilot with the RAF’s Search and Rescue Force, and began piloting his first operational missions in July that year. He also mentioned another young man involved in a road traffic accident: “His uncle in the car with him sadly didn’t survive, and I was sure that from what we were faced with he wouldn’t either – but thanks to the skills of our medical team he is alive today.”We were first on scene and in such circumstances we all had to pitch in to fight to save the young man’s life. It is days like this, when you know you have made a difference, that give you the determination to keep going.”The Duke announced in January he would be leaving the EAAA and has clocked up more than two years flying medical crews to emergencies from a base at Cambridge Airport. The Duke added: “From the moment I joined, when that phone rang at the base for the first time, it was clear that I was a fellow professional, a pilot with a job to do – in such a team there can be no other option, but still I am grateful to my colleagues for accepting me so readily.”Speaking about the difficulty of dealing with harrowing experiences, the Duke wrote: “You need to be physically and mentally fit to do this job properly and so we are encouraged to talk through the things we have seen, to share the trauma within the team.”I now know though that there are things that cannot be unseen and experiences that our first responders deal with on a daily basis that they will carry with them for life.” Prince WIlliam and paramedic Jemma Varela during a morning briefing at the air ambulance headquartersCredit:Olivia Howitt/BBC/PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Writing in the East Anglian Daily Times, the Duke said he had “been so proud to serve” with his crew mates and was “grateful to my colleagues for accepting me so readily”. Since then he has responded to dozens of call-outs alongside his colleagues, attending road accidents, rescues and suicide attempts and landing his helicopter in residential gardens, car parks, beaches and roadsides across the region.His life as a full-time working royal will begin after his final shift ends at about midnight, with the expectation the future king will carry out more royal duties in support of the Queen and his own charity work and causes. Out of the many emergencies he has attended, he highlighted two: “One of the first call-outs I made was to a young man who had committed suicide; it was an incredibly tough day and had a profound effect on all of us, not least in my determination now to draw attention to this issue.” He joined the organisation as a pilot in March 2015 and, after completing an initial period of job specific training involving simulator, aircraft and in-flight skills training, he began piloting his first operational missions in July that year.He has flown as part of a team including specialist doctors, critical care paramedics and pilots providing emergency medical services across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.Patrick Peal, EAAA’s chief executive, said about the Duke: “To us, he has simply been another hard-working member of the team; one of eleven highly respected pilots who help us to save hundreds of lives each year.” On his final day at work, the Duke will arrive for a night shift and attend the handover briefings from the day team as usual. He will then join his team-mates at the helicopter he has flown for the past two years for a group photograph. Show more The Duke joined the East Anglian Air Ambulance service in March 2015Credit:Stefan Rousseau/PA
← Previous Story ALKALOID WORLD FEMALE HANDBALL BEST 8 Next Story → Aron Palmarsson to miss France 2017! Written by PHd Nikola Foretic (assistant coach Qatar Sports Club)Ahead of us is 25th Handball World Championship. What do we expect and how we look at handball today? Very often around handball circles can be heard dissatisfaction with game and its current style. We should always have in mind that game dynamics is conditioned by game rules. Therefore, rules determine game demands (conditioning, technique and tactic), and game demands way of sport preparation.RULES:It’s obvious that that new rules introduced at 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro didn’t affect positively game speed and its attraction and clarity. If game is precisely observed it can be seen that some of it segments are even slower and more passive. This is particularly evident during 7 vs. 6 play and “6 passes rule” during passive game play. Sometimes these 6 passes last longer than whole attack.However some tactical possibilities are opened in player less game, in which good prepared teams can neutralize opponents extra player advantage. Same possibility can be used in attacking deep defences with player extra in positional attack. These segments of the game have biggest reserve and its further development can be expected on upcoming competition.“Video review technology” is very interesting concept already seen in other sport games. In handball it has one huge disadvantage; it is available only for referees and IHF delegates instead of handball coaches.Overall conclusion is that new rules didn’t significantly affected game attraction nor enhanced coaches and player creativity. Rules can still be subject of referees possible favouritism and creation game dynamics and result. Introduction of shoot clock in handball is not just necessary but inevitable.GAME:It is wrong to percept handball just through its conditioning demands. That kind of perception led to exaggeration in strength and conditioning aspects of training at the expense of technical and tactical preparation. This approach is creating very fit players unfit to enhance game attraction because of their modest and limited technical and tactical capacities.To speed up the game and boost its attraction, during selection process advantage should be given to “2-way players” who participate in all game phases (defense and offense) and who can play multiple positions. Examples of this approach are teams of “Flensburg”, “PSG” and French national team.Nevertheless of impression handball hasn’t change last 10 years. Serious statistical analysis needs large scale examination of situational efficiency parameters. Just to understand better, trend of goals scored per WC match, didn’t change in last 5 competitions. It is moving around 29.8 goals per game. Similar trend can be spotted in numbers of used tactical variations, numbers of used technical elements as in physiological demands of the game (distance covered, running speed, number of physical contacts, etc.) Changes in all these aspects could enrich the game itself. Handball is slowly stagnating. The best way for changing this trend is game presentation on fore coming Championship in France with more invention and creativity. How coaches will succussed in this considering small number of preparation days, player’s exhaustion from club obligations and frequent game schedule remains to be seen. ADVICE FOR THE END:It is popular but not prudent to judge game and result without all information from one team. It is easy to criticise coaches and players even if the real reasons for “unsatisfied” result remain completely hidden from the public. Don’t fall in trap that put unqualified and incompetent media. Impression is most often totally different from reality. It’s better to further analyse game statistics which can be found at WC official web site and enjoy in the GAME OF HANDBALL!