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NOTICE OF VACANCY
The Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the Caribbean (BCRC-
Caribbean) is a regional institution established under a Framework Agreement between the Government of the
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the joint secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
and provided with its legal status through Act #2 of 2008 of the Laws of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
The institution assists countries in the Caribbean with the compliance and implementation of a number of mul-
tilateral environmental agreements that deal specifically with wastes and chemicals management.
The BCRC-Caribbean is desirous of hiring a suitably qualified and experienced national of Trinidad and Tobago
to fill the vacant position of "Logistics Coordinator" who will effectively perform the duties of driver, messenger
and handyman for the organisation. The position will be on contract for a period of three years and subject to
renewal upon mutual agreement at the end of the contract. The ideal candidate will possess the following attrib-
utes and skills:
1) Mature individual with more than five years experience in a similar position and with no less than a Class
4 driver's permit. Note that applicants who are under the age of twenty five cannot be considered.
2) Have a clean driving record with no accidents, tickets or fines for at least the last five years.
3) Have successfully completed a Defensive Driving course within the past three years.
4) Have passed at least three subjects at O Level/CXC Level one of which must be English Language.
5) Be well groomed and articulate with the ability to write legibly.
6) Be able to follow instructions and to exercise good judgement and initiative at the appropriate times.
The ideal candidate should be computer literate and have an aptitude for electrical, plumbing and general build-
ing maintenance and repair.
Applications in the candidate's own handwriting and with a detailed resume attached must be submitted to:
Executive Administrative Assistant,
Basel Convention Regional Centre for
Training and Technology Transfer for the Caribbean
# 8 Alexandra Street
by close of business on Friday November 7th, 2014. While all applications will be accepted, only those short-
listed will be acknowledged. The BCRC-Caribbean is an equal opportunity employer and all applications will be
held in the strictest of confidence.
VALENCIA---Top-seeded David Ferrer earned his
600th career win by beating Thomaz Bellucci 6-
1, 6-2 yesterday to set up a semifinal against Andy
Murray at the Valencia Open.
Ferrer, a three-time champion in Valencia, became
the fourth active player to reach the milestone, joining
Roger Federer (986 wins), Rafael Nadal (706) and
Lleyton Hewitt (611).
Ferrer broke Bellucci s opening service games in
both sets and added two more breaks in a convincing
The 32-year-old Ferrer has 21 career titles and is
currently ranked fifth.
"I m most proud of all the years that I ve been
able to stay among the best players in the world,"
Ferrer said. "There have been important tournaments
that I ve won, and that I ve been proud of, but what
I m most proud of is to have been able to maintain
this stability for all these years."
Murray fought back to beat seventh-seeded South
African Kevin Anderson 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4.
Anderson edged Murray in a first set that featured
several attractive long rallies on the indoor hard court.
But after both traded breaks in the second set, Murray
took control when he broke Anderson with another
backhand winner before he then served out with an
ace to level at 1-1.
The Briton s momentum carried over into the third
set where he broke Anderson s first service game
before closing out the match in 2 hours, 43 minutes.
On the other side of the bracket, Jeremy Chardy
brushed aside Pablo Carreno Busta 6-1, 6-2.
The Frenchman will play the winner of the last
quarterfinal match between Spaniards Tommy Robre-
do and Pablo Andujar. (AP)
Ferrer gets 600th
win to reach
SINGAPORE---Serena Williams made the semi-
finals of the WTA Finals and earned the year-
end No 1 ranking without hitting a ball yeater-
Williams fortune was at the expense of Ana
Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova.
Ivanovic had a shot at reaching the semifinals,
and Sharapova had a slimmer chance at the top
ranking. Both won dramatic three-setters, but they
needed to win in two, and were eliminated.
By the end of the final day of group games,
today s semifinals were set: Williams will meet
Caroline Wozniacki, and Simona Halep will take
on Agnieszka Radwanska.
Besides Sharapova and Ivanovic, Petra Kvitova
also had her destiny in her own hands and failed
to take the opportunity to progress.
Sharapova needed to win in straight sets to
advance, and had to win the title if she was to
topple Williams from the top of the rankings.
Sharapova inexplicably collapsed from a set and
5-1 up, missing three match points and losing the
second set in a tiebreak to Radwanska.
The Russian ultimately prevailed 7-5, 6-7 (4),
6-2 in over three hours but that was not enough,
while Radwanska qualified for the semis despite
a 1-2 group-stage record.
Radwanska was helped by Wozniacki beating
Kvitova 6-2, 6-3. Kvitova would have progressed
had she won.
Williams took the year-end top ranking for the
fourth time, beside 2002, 2009 and 2013.
Since the rankings began in 1975, only five players
have held the No 1 spot at year end four times or
more. The others were Steffi Graf (eight times),
Martina Navratilova (seven), Chris Evert (five) and
Lindsay Davenport (four). (AP)
BASEL---Teenager Borna Coric upset sec-
ond-seeded Rafael Nadal in straight sets
yesterday to reach the semifinals of the
Swiss Indoors and announce himself as one
of the rising stars of tennis.
There was no such slip-up for Roger Federer
as the top-seeded Swiss remained on course
for his sixth title in Basel after beating fifth-
seeded Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (4), 6-2.
Nadal, who announced after the match he
will have season-ending appendicitis surgery
and was playing just his third tournament
since Wimbledon due to a wrist injury, looked
nowhere near his best while Coric was in
sparkling form to win 6-2, 7-6 (4).
"It was difficult in the whole match, in
the whole tournament," Nadal said. "Every
day I felt more tired, I tried to practice, to
get fit but it was not possible. The past four,
five months have been very tough for me.
It s been difficult to play and compete."
It took the 17-year-old Croatian just 35
minutes to take the opening set, after storming
into a 5-0 lead to stun the crowd.
"It s an unbelievable feeling," Coric said.
"I m so proud of myself and I hope I can
play the same game tomorrow.
"There was pressure but I didn t have any-
thing to lose, because if I lose I lost to the
No 1 in the world. I never played against him
so I didn t know what would happen, whether
he would kill me or not."
Nadal, who made 19 unforced errors in
the first set, rallied briefly and broke Coric s
serve before holding to love.
Nadal needed treatment for appendicitis
this month in Shanghai and said he will have
surgery on November 3, ruling him out of
next week s Paris Masters and the season-
ending ATP finals in London.
Coric next plays David Goffin after the
Belgian kept up his form to beat fourth-
seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 6-7 (3), 6-
3, 6-4. Federer faces Ivo Karlovic in the other
semifinal after the eighth-seeded Croatian
beat Benjamin Becker 6-4, 6-4. (AP)
meet in WTA semis
Coric upsets Nadal
to reach Swiss semis
Croatia's Borna Coric celebrates during his
quarterfinal match against Spain's Rafael
Nadal at the Swiss Indoor tennis
tournament at the St Jakobshalle in Basel,
Switzerland, yesterday. Coric won 6-2, 7-6
(4). AP PHOTO
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