Mercedes and Ferrari sign up for new Netflix F1 series

first_img Reuters LondonJuly 25, 2019UPDATED: July 25, 2019 12:00 IST Mercedes and Ferrari agreed to be part of a Netflix documentary series. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMercedes and Ferrari will soon be seen in a Netflix’s documentary series named Drive to SurviveThe top 2 decided not to be part of the first season of the series that was released earlier this yearThe 2nd season of the Netflix F1 series will be aired in year 2020World champions Mercedes and Ferrari have agreed to take part in a second Netflix ‘Drive to Survive’ documentary series due to be aired next year, Formula One announced on Wednesday.The first 10-part documentary series filmed in 2018 and released this year focussed mostly on teams further down the starting grid after the top two decided not to be part of it.A behind-the-scenes look at the championship, it was well-received by fans and sponsors.Mercedes, the dominant team of five times world champion Lewis Hamilton, are celebrating their 200th start as a Formula One constructor at this weekend’s German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.They also plan to race in a special livery to commemorate their 125th year in motorsport.Hamilton, winner at Hockenheim last year, goes into the halfway mark of the season with a 39-point lead over Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas.Mercedes have won nine of 10 races so far in 2019.Also Read | F1: Lewis Hamilton pips Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to win record 6th British GPAlso Read | Max Verstappen wins Austrian Grand Prix to end Mercedes’ unbeaten streakAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Formula OneFollow Lewis HamiltonFollow Netflix Next Mercedes and Ferrari sign up for new Netflix F1 seriesWorld champions Mercedes and Ferrari will be seen in the second part of Netflix documentary series ‘Drive to Survive’.advertisementlast_img read more

Young People to Benefit From Training to Boost Employment

The entities are Jamaica Producers Group, Bureau of Standards Jamaica and GraceKennedy Limited. Young people in urban and rural communities across the island are to benefit from valuable training and work experience aimed at strengthening their opportunities for employment. Story Highlights Young people in urban and rural communities across the island are to benefit from valuable training and work experience aimed at strengthening their opportunities for employment.This will be facilitated under three memoranda of understanding (MoUs) signed by the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ) with three private sector entities on Thursday (Aug.15) at the Terra Nova Hotel in St. Andrew.The entities are Jamaica Producers Group, Bureau of Standards Jamaica and GraceKennedy Limited.The initiative is part of the Advance Programme funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and FHI360.Under the programme, community colleges will benefit from support to offer two to three-year technical degree programmes to disadvantaged youth as a viable path towards employment.Areas of training include agri-business, the creative industries, and health and tourism wellness.Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr, welcomed the collaboration among the partners.He noted that the opportunities presented by the signing of the agreements will not only enable numerous disadvantaged Jamaican youth to access higher education but also training in the workplace.“The signing of the MoUs really represents the strategic collaboration between all of the stakeholders. From here, what (the community colleges) are supposed to be doing is going through the interviews based on those students, who have applied to identify persons who are going to be selected to advance towards the associates and bachelors [degree] programmes that they are offering in the specific categories,” he noted.The Advantage Programme is also benefiting young people in Honduras and Guatemala.For the purpose of the programme, disadvantaged youth refers to those populations in both rural and urban areas, youth living in communities with high crime or violence, indigenous people and those marginalised due to ethnicity, gender, religion, disability or sexual orientation. This will be facilitated under three memoranda of understanding (MoUs) signed by the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ) with three private sector entities on Thursday (Aug.15) at the Terra Nova Hotel in St. Andrew. read more