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Keirin School: Inside the strict and secret world of bicycle racing in Japan

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Mt. Fuji is seen in the background as keirin students run up a hill
Riders must complete strict and intensive studies before graduating as approved professionals

They bow as they walk their bikes onto the track and they do so again as they slot them into the start gates.

They have no coach, no mechanic, no team. They have assembled their bikes single-handedly. Some say a prayer, others throw salt over their chains as a blessing before the race begins.

Each of them is wearing a different brightly coloured jersey with matching helmet. They had not long ago arrived in suits, as tradition dictates.

Keirin racing is about respect, integrity and dedication. In Japan, it’s a serious business.

Fans of track cycling will know keirin as the event that has seen Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Victoria Pendleton take their place on the top step of the Olympic podium.

Those who watch only when the Games roll around every four years may remember

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Transportation | Peace River School Division

PRSD Transportation Information 

Each day in our community, 75 School Bus Drivers transport approximately 3000 students 11,848 kms with a total service area of 12,378 square kilometers!

The Transportation Department, under the Management of John Przybylski and Transportation Manager David Rushton is located at 9530-90 Avenue, Peace River, AB. Transportation has repair and maintenance garages in Fairview, Manning and Peace River. We conduct bus driver training and safety programs with in-house trainers. The Department provides transportation to the public and separate schools within the Division boundaries.  There are 117 Drivers, Mechanics, Support, Training and Managment staff employed with the Transportation department. For Transportation to run smoothly, everyone must work together;  employees, parents and students. This site was designed to provide information and answer any questions you may have. Feel free to browse around, and remember, check for updates as we continue to build and add to our site.

 

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Kolby Crum, one of the Moore High School students hit by vehicle, has died

PORSHA: YES MECCA, VERY HEARTBREAKING FOR SURE — MANY TAKING TO SOCIAL DESCRIBING — SOCIAL MEDIA, DESCRIBING CRUM AS SELFLESS AND GENUINE SAYING HE MAY BE GONE BUT WON’T EVER BE FORGOTTEN. THOUSANDS KEEPING MOORE IN THEIR HEARTS AS THEY NOW MOURN THE LIFE OF THE THIRD MOORE STUDENT KILLED BY A DRUNK DRIVER. THIS PAGE DEDICATED TO CRUM REMEMBERING HIM AS THE TYPE OF PERSON WHO IMPACTED MANY ASKING FOR PEACE AND PRAYERS FOR HIS FAMILY. THE MOORE WAR RUN PAGE ALSO SHARING, SAYING HE WAS A TALENTED RUNNER WHO ALWAYS FINISHED HIGH AND NEVER STOPPED PUSHING HIMSELF. HIS FRIENDS AT D.Z. COMICS HAVE BEEN HOSTING FUNDRAISERS THROUGHOUT THE WEEK TO HELP IN ANYWAY THEY CAN, SAYING THIS JUST DAYS AGO, CHRIS DIAZ DZ >> HE WOULD COME HERE AND HANG OUT AND BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY. THAT’S WHY HE’S TOUCHED SO MANY PEOPLE. PORSHA: RACHEL FREEMAN AND … Read More

Japanese Nostalgic Car | Dedicated to Old School Japan

Mazda is now 100 years old, and it’s done a lot over the past century. To prove it, the company has dug into its archives to put together some videos, mixed with newer footage, showing their highlights and imparting their carmaking philosophy. Mazda UK just released the English versions of the videos, and if you’re a Mazdafarian (or just a general fan of clever cars) they convey a strong sense of history and surmounting the odds. Continue reading

It looks like this coronavirus social distancing thing is going to last a lot longer than what was initially ordered. In fact, it might be best to take a few months’ supply of food and essentials and escape from civilization altogether.

What’s the best JNC for extreme social distancing?

The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What’s

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Auto Mechanic Training School | Automotive Training Centre

Testimonials

When you choose the Automotive Training Centre for career-specific education, you’re joining the ranks of thousands of other Canadian success stories. For more than 2 decades individuals just like you have started their professional careers equipped with the confidence, skills and hands-on knowledge provided by our high quality experienced caring staff. The Automotive Training Centre has been helping adults transform their lives through professional technical training for more than 25 years offering a wide variety of professional automotive programs.

Alexandre Grégoire-Maltais

1. Why did you choose The Automotive Training Centre?

It’s faster than the DEP. I started in April, registered 1 month before, and there were no delays before starting the program.

2. How is the staff at The Automotive Training Centre?

The instructors teach well, answer all questions and give really clear

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Transportation – Olympia School District

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The Olympia School District Transportation Department hours of operation are from 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. If you call during these hours but are unable to reach us, please leave a message. We check our messages frequently and will return your call.

To contact the Transportation Department between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., please dial (360) 596-7700.

 

  • This phone number is for emergency use only: If it is after 5:30 p.m., and you have a student that has not arrived home from school, please call the district Emergency Phone Line at (360) 797-9079 for assistance. This number will be answered until 6:30 p.m.
  • If you are calling after 6:30 p.m. and your child still has not arrived home from school, it may be best to call 911.

  • If your child is on a field trip or sporting event and has not arrived home, please call 911 if

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