Former England football captain David Beckham has praised multiple Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt after watching his documentary I Am Bolt. Beckham, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star, posted on his Instagram page yesterday stating that he believes everyone, including aspiring athletes, can learn from Bolt’s journey. He also describes the film as a must-see. “I have just watched I Am Bolt and I know I posted before about the fastest man in the world and friend but if you haven’t seen this please you must,” Beckham said. “Yes, as we know, Usain is fast, really fast. We know Usain is Jamaican, but what we all learn and what all the aspiring athletes can learn is to work hard, be dedicated, and be honest. “This is a man that has his friends close, he has his family close. Usain is humble, humble to the point he brings me to tears when speaking and when winning races. There is no doubt he is the greatest and there is no doubt this man is the most humble athlete genius you will meet.” I Am Bolt premiered in the United Kingdom on November 28 at the Odeon Leicester Square cinemas and in Jamaica last Tuesday night at the National Indoor Sports Complex. The film showcases the life of the world’s fastest man and his journey to becoming a nine-time Olympic champion. Bolt recently said the purpose of the documentary is to impact lives and inspire others by the way he achieved his success.
The much-anticipated opening of the Jay and Sylvia Sobhraj Centre of Behavioural Sciences and Research at the University of Guyana Campus, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, is soon to be officially opened.The Jay and Sylvia Sobhraj Centre of Behavioural Sciences and ResearchThe construction of the centre was completed a few weeks ago by Buddy’s Construction, a local general construction company, but the next step will be the furnishing of the building.The Foundation, after spending millions of dollars in the Information Technology sector, working with Government institutions such as the Guyana Police Force and NGOs to provide free computer training to the public while simultaneously working in New York with the public schools by enhancing their existing computer centers, has embarked in assisting the mental health sector in Guyana.During construction, Dr Jay Sobhraj increased the donation to ensure that the quality of the construction is not compromised. Many who witnessed the construction, including the university staff, had an opportunity to see the inside of the building after completion and were impressed with the design and quality of the construction, while students cannot wait to start using the facility.The newly-designed Centre will accommodate a psychology department, lecture halls, a clinical psychology clinic, a student medical centre, a student gym, a bookstore, students’ religious offices, and a food court. The building was designated for use by the Psychology majors and will also be used for other majors such as Engineering, Science and Liberal Arts.In March 2018, Founder of the Jay and Sylvia Sobhraj Foundation, a US-based Guyanese entrepreneur, Dr Jay Sobhraj, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Guyana worth approximately $80 million to renovate an existing building known on the University campus as the “Spicy Dish” building.