Mick Schumacher beat four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel in the individual race in the group stage of the Race Of Champions. Mick Schumacher, who joined the Ferrari Driver Academy last week, had earlier teamed up with Vettel to represent Germany in the Race Of Champions Nations Cup final.In a fiercely-contested final in Mexico City, Team Nordic’s Tom Kristensen and Johan Kristoffersson beat the Vettel-Schumacher duo to deny Team Germany a shot at the Race Of Champions title. Team Germany has won the title eight times.Mick Schumacher, however, lost in the quarter-finals to former F1 driver Esteban Gutierrez.Mick Schumacher, 19, will be racing in the 2019 Formula 2 championship as the European F3 champion.It increases the chances that Mick Schumacher could be on the F1 grid as early as 2020 if he shines in F2 the way Charles Leclerc has.Schumacher’s father Michael won seven F1 titles, five of those with Ferrari from 2000-04. Michael Schumacher holds the record for race wins with 91 and is second all-time for pole positions behind Lewis Hamilton.Michael Schumacher, 50, suffered serious head injuries in an accident while he was skiing with Mick in the French Alps at Meribel on December 29, 2013. Updates on his health have been scarce since he left hospital in September 2014 to be cared for privately at his Swiss home on the shores of Lake Geneva.
Housing Ministers, developers, policymakers and other key stakeholders from across the region will gather at the Iberostar Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay from October 18 to 20 to participate in the Regional Housing Conference 2017. Story Highlights Key participants will include representatives from the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Cities Alliance, Habitat for Humanity, and United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Themed ‘Providing Safe, Legal and Affordable Housing for All: From Policy to Implementation’, the conference will identify practical solutions and industry best practices to resolve the challenges facing the Caribbean housing sector. Housing Ministers, developers, policymakers and other key stakeholders from across the region will gather at the Iberostar Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay from October 18 to 20 to participate in the Regional Housing Conference 2017.Themed ‘Providing Safe, Legal and Affordable Housing for All: From Policy to Implementation’, the conference will identify practical solutions and industry best practices to resolve the challenges facing the Caribbean housing sector.Addressing a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on October 3, Chief Technical Director with responsibility for Water, Works and Housing in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Doreen Prendergast, said the three-day event will include presentations, workshops, plenary and breakout sessions focusing on four thematic areas.These include housing cost and financing, building technology within a changing environment, housing and land tenure, and housing sector management.“There is a great need for this kind of fora as there are myriad challenges in the housing sector… challenges pertaining to governance, security of tenure, housing need and demand, so the conference will address some of these issues and discuss possible solutions,” Mrs. Prendergast noted.She added that key stakeholders, policymakers, academia, technocrats and housing agencies from across the region will explore best practices and initiatives to move the housing sector forward in light of the changing global environment, especially as it relates to urbanisation and climate change.Day one of the conference will facilitate registration and the opening ceremony with the keynote address from Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness.Days two and three will feature presentations from technocrats in the housing sector, persons from the building and civil societies, and mortgage institutions.Topics for day two include climate change and increased natural disasters, the implications for the housing sector, credit risk in government mortgage lending, evaluating housing options in Jamaica and the establishment of a residential mortgage-backed security (RMBS) market in Jamaica.Discussions on day three will focus on housing dynamics in tourism housing districts; the role of policy, partnership and participation; housing and infrastructure: catalyst for community safety; and housing and sustainable urban development in the Caribbean and rural housing: a necessary pillar in community development.Key participants will include representatives from the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Cities Alliance, Habitat for Humanity, and United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.Representatives and groups from St. Lucia, Barbados and Montserrat have confirmed attendance.“There will be a variety of options, positions and experiences to share at this conference, and so we are looking forward to identify some good practices and innovative approaches for adoption,” Mrs. Prendergast said.The Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation will be hosting the conference, with sponsorship from the National Housing Trust (NHT), Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), VictoriaMutual Building Society (VMBS), Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) and First Heritage Co-operative Credit Union Limited.For more details on the upcoming conference, persons mayemail [email protected] or call 920-6350.