Daily Archives: July 6, 2018

Global Talents in Port and Shipping Industry Invited to 2018 China Merchants C Blue Training Program’s Summer Edition

SHENZHEN, China, July 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — On July 5th 2018, the third China Merchants C Blue Training Program held its closing ceremony at China Merchants Port Plaza in Shenzhen. 25 participants from 13 countries across 4 continents along the Belt and Road graduated from the program.

C Blue, a journey to cultural exchanges, mutual understanding, friendship and hope

Deputy Secretary General of China Merchants Charitable Foundation (“CMCF”), Ms. Huang Yi; Chairman of Sri Lanka Port Authority, Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake; Associate Dean of Shanghai Advanced Institute of International Shipping of Shanghai Maritime University (“SMU”), Mr. Yu Siqin; and Deputy General Manager of China Merchants Port Holdings Company Ltd. (“CMPort”), Mr. Yan Gang, attended the ceremony.

Ms. Huang extended her congratulations to all the trainees. She believes that C Blue has become a greater success with the joint efforts of all parties. Over a hundred years ago, China Merchants funded children from the Qing Dynasty to go to the U.S.to seek rejuvenation for China. Today, it invites the talents from various countries in the world via C Blue to share China’s development experience and achievements.

Dr. Dissanayake regarded C Blue as a significant innovation where young people can nurture the friendships and mutual trust which pave the way for cooperation. He also appreciated the visions of C Blue that the trainees would contribute to the development of the Belt and Road in the future through a deeper understanding of China’s culture and development experience.

Mr. Yu stated that SMU would fully utilize its faculty and regional advantages to promote C Blue. He believed the project is an important method of connecting different countries’ dreams of socio-economic development.

C Blue Trainees celebrating the graduation in the summer of 2018

On behalf of C Blue trainees, Mr. Kaan Anul from Turkey expressed his heartfelt gratitude to all and shared his understanding of the meaning of C Blue: “C” as the initial of “Culture Exchange”, “Communicate Internationally” and “Collaboration” conveys the values of the above words.

Mr. Yan said that C Blue has been successfully held three times and has become a business card of CMPort. It has built a platform for talent from various countries and is a vivid portrayal of CMPort who dares to undertake historical missions and actively reacts to the “Belt and Road” Initiative.

China Merchants C Blue Training Program Summer 2018, launched in Shanghai on June 12, is funded by the CMCF, co-organized by CMPort and Shanghai Maritime University. Since 2016, it has provided a series of high-end port and shipping training courses for young talent in the global port industry. Trainees are able not only to learn theories of ports, shipping, and free trade zones, but also visit Chinese top companies in these industries, such as Shanghai Yangshan Port, Zhenhua Port Machinery Company, China Merchants Zhangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone, Shekou Container Terminal, and China Merchants Bonded Logistics.

Global Talents in Port and Shipping Industry Invited to 2018 China Merchants C Blue Training Program’s Summer Edition

The success of the C Blue has made the concept of the Belt and Road better known. From the gradual transition of capital exchanges to management and cultural exchanges, it better explains the mission of the CMPort “We Connect the World.” It is believed that the trainees will apply their experience to the development of the port industry at home and jointly achieve economic and social prosperity of the Belt and Road.

The next edition of C Blue is scheduled to be held in October 2018.

For more information, please contact:

Vincent An
+86 755 2667 6090
vincentan@cmhk.com

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Qatar’s Samba storms to sixth straight victory

Lausanne, Qatar’s 400 metres hurdles sensation Abderrahman Samba romped to his sixth straight Diamond League victory at the Stade de la Pontaise in Lausanne yesterday.

The Qatari remained unbeaten in the men’s 400m hurdles this year, as he recorded yet another sub-48 clocking, to win in Lausanne in 47.42 seconds.

Norway’s Karsten Warholm, the world champion, hurtled out of the blocks, but Samba ran smartly on his inside, moving up through the second bend and away down the straight for another win.

I am happy with the race tonight. I went out stronger than usual in the first part of the race. So although it looked easy, the last 100m were tough as always. Your knees are going down and you have to fight on every step to maintain your speed,” a delighted Samba said after his victory.

Samba has set his sights on breaking the long-standing world record. The 22-year-old had become only the second man to go under 47 seconds for the event at last week’s race in Paris, where he clocked 46.98 seconds. It was just 0.20 off the world record set by Kevin Young of the United States in winning the 1992 Olympic title.

I am happy with my fitness of the moment. I want to break the world record. It clearly is a goal for me in my career as an athlete. Now, whether it will happen this year or in the coming ones is hard to say and not really of major importance in the grand scheme of things. The objective of the season for me is the Asian Games which will take place towards the end of August,” the Qatar phenomenon said.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee

Qatar’s Samba storms to sixth straight victory

Lausanne, Qatar’s 400 metres hurdles sensation Abderrahman Samba romped to his sixth straight Diamond League victory at the Stade de la Pontaise in Lausanne yesterday.

The Qatari remained unbeaten in the men’s 400m hurdles this year, as he recorded yet another sub-48 clocking, to win in Lausanne in 47.42 seconds.

Norway’s Karsten Warholm, the world champion, hurtled out of the blocks, but Samba ran smartly on his inside, moving up through the second bend and away down the straight for another win.

I am happy with the race tonight. I went out stronger than usual in the first part of the race. So although it looked easy, the last 100m were tough as always. Your knees are going down and you have to fight on every step to maintain your speed,” a delighted Samba said after his victory.

Samba has set his sights on breaking the long-standing world record. The 22-year-old had become only the second man to go under 47 seconds for the event at last week’s race in Paris, where he clocked 46.98 seconds. It was just 0.20 off the world record set by Kevin Young of the United States in winning the 1992 Olympic title.

I am happy with my fitness of the moment. I want to break the world record. It clearly is a goal for me in my career as an athlete. Now, whether it will happen this year or in the coming ones is hard to say and not really of major importance in the grand scheme of things. The objective of the season for me is the Asian Games which will take place towards the end of August,” the Qatar phenomenon said.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee

Four Qatari athletes qualify to Youth Olympic Games

Bangkok, Qatar’s Ahmad Al-Haj, Awab Barou, Abdulaziz Mohammad Salim and Jabor Hilal Al Moamari qualified to the 2018 Youth Olympic Games to be staged in October in Argentina after shining in the Asia Area Qualification Event being held in Bangkok, Thailand.

Al Haj claimed the gold medal of discus throw event and Awab clinched the gold of 110 hurdles event.

Moreover, Abdulaziz took the gold of 200m event while Jabor clocked the qualifying time in 100m event .

Khalifa Abdulmalik, Director of Qatar’s national athletics teams was delighted by the results of the Qatari players in the qualification event and wished them all the success in the youth Olympic games.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee

Four Qatari athletes qualify to Youth Olympic Games

Bangkok, Qatar’s Ahmad Al-Haj, Awab Barou, Abdulaziz Mohammad Salim and Jabor Hilal Al Moamari qualified to the 2018 Youth Olympic Games to be staged in October in Argentina after shining in the Asia Area Qualification Event being held in Bangkok, Thailand.

Al Haj claimed the gold medal of discus throw event and Awab clinched the gold of 110 hurdles event.

Moreover, Abdulaziz took the gold of 200m event while Jabor clocked the qualifying time in 100m event .

Khalifa Abdulmalik, Director of Qatar’s national athletics teams was delighted by the results of the Qatari players in the qualification event and wished them all the success in the youth Olympic games.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee

Rashed Nawaf to participate in three ITF tournaments in France and Germany

DOHA, Qatar’s national tennis team player Rashed Nawaf will start a training camp in Paris, France on Friday in preparation for three of the most sought-after tournaments in world for boys under 14 years.

The three-day training camp is held under the supervision of the international tennis federation (ITF) and will feature two Asian couches selected by the ITF.

Nawaf will join this training camp to be staged in France after being selected by the ITF as one of best 5 players in Asia to participate in these three tournaments to be held in Europe.

Nawaf who is studying in Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in France was selected to participate in these tournaments after winning two Asian U14 years tournaments and after shinning in the world cup qualifications.

Khalid Al Khelaifi, Board Member of the Qatar Tennis, Squash and Badminton Federation (QTSBF) and Head of National Teams Committee said, The QTSBF is proud of the fact that Rashed Nawaf is selected by the ITF as one the best Asian players to participate in these strong European tournaments

This selection came as evidence that the Qatari strategy to help the Qatari players study in the famous tennis academies began reaping its fruits, not only with Nawaf but with other players also he added.

Al Khalaifi also stressed that the federation will provide the Qatari players with all the possible support to help them make their country proud of them.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee