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first_imgHurdling standout Kaliese Spencer says she was excited, following news that she had signed a new kit sponsorship deal with Puma and is hoping to inspire young females through this new platform.”I have known Puma for many years throughout their partnership with the JAAA. I like them and their people; they are great support to have around, more like a family, really,” Spencer was quoted in a media release issued yesterday.”I am excited to be a part of PUMA as it increases its focus on women, and I hope that involving female athletes in the campaign will inspire young girls to hit the track. I look forward to doing great things with my new PUMA family,” Spencer added.There were no details in yesterday’s statement, but when pressed about the length of the agreement, Spencer’s executive manager, Marvin Anderson – the recently retired sprinter – said that the 28-year-old would retire a Puma athlete.Anderson noted that the deal underlines her marketability, while noting that it will allow her to focus on meeting her objectives this season.”This deal reaffirms how consistent she has been over the years, all the hard work that she has done over the past ten years,” said Anderson during an interview with The Gleaner.”She is in a really good frame of mind. She is at the right place. She is focused on doing well at the games. Everything she is doing now is geared towards going to the Olympics in Rio and doing well there,” he added.Spencer, who joined the Bert Cameron-led Cameron Blazers training group at the end of last season, now adds her name to the Puma roster, which also includes fellow Jamaican athletes Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell and Hansle Parchment.FEMALE AUDIENCESpencer’s addition comes at a point when the German brand has increased its focus on its female audience with the launch of its SS16 training campaign with 2015 US NCAA 100m Champion, Jenna Prandini and Australian sprint hurdler, Michelle Jenneke also among its ranks.Spencer, who will compete at this weekend’s Drake Relays before flying out to Qatar for the Doha Diamond League meet next week, finished fourth at the London Olympic Games in 2012, as well as at the Berlin (2009) and Daegu (2011) World Championships. With 22 wins on the Diamond League circuit, Spencer is the most successful track athlete ever in the series. She also has the second most top three finishes (32).Spencer won Diamond Race trophies for the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 seasons.Pascal Rolling, head of sports marketing, Running at Puma noted, “Kaliese is another great addition to Puma as she embodies the brand’s distinctive attitude, especially through her determination to succeed.””She has been competing internationally for 10 years now and is at the top of her game. This, combined with her likable nature and personality, make her a perfect fit for Puma,” added Rolling.”Puma today announced it has signed an endorsement deal with Kaliese Spencer. The 28-year-old 400m hurdler will join Puma’s roster of athletes as they prepare for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro,” the release continued.Spencer won gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2006 IAAF World Junior Championships and was second in the 400m at the 2014 World Indoor Championships.last_img read more

first_imgThe Town of Sinje in Grand Cape Mount County, Gawula District, was a scene of jubilation recently when an Australian mining giant, Tawana Resources Incorporated, announced the discovery of a huge deposit of iron ore in the region.The company, which is operating under the Mofe Creek Mining Exploration license, was granted a permit by the Ministry of Lands Mines and Energy (MLM&E) on December 13, 2012, to carry out exploration to determine the existence, quantity and quality of ore in a designated area.The company’s general manager, Fredrick Van Haute, told this newspaper that a total of 100 million metric tons of direct shipping ore was discovered during the period of exploration. Following the discovery, Mr. Haute said he would enter a mineral development agreement with the Government of Liberia after the period of exploration.He indicated that if all goes as planned, the mining process will commence in 2016 with the construction of a pilot plant capable of producing 1000 metric tons of ore. Mr. Haute pointed out that during this period the company will hire and train Liberians for large scale mining by the year 2017 at which time production will increase to 2.5 metric tons of ore per shipment.He assured Sinje residents of his company’s readiness to improve their lives.He indicated that the company will work along with existing health institutions in the country to deliver health services to employees and residents of the mining area.The Daily Observer made several attempts to contact Mr. Patrick Sendolo, Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy to obtain confirmation of the discovery but was unsuccessful and a text message to him went unanswered.Meanwhile, geologist and former Lands, Minds and Energy Minister, and former Grand Kru County Senator Cletus Segbe Wotorson, in a telephone conversation late last night confirmed that Sinje and the surrounding areas in Cape Mount are endowed with large deposits of iron ore. “I’m aware of the presence of Tawana Resources Incorporated in the country,” Senator Wotorson said, “and so the information about the discovery of large deposits of iron ore in Sinje is possible.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more