The road connecting Ganta to Tappita, Lower Nimba County, via Saclepea is in such a bad state again, it is said to be creating hardships for the towns and villages spanning the road as prices of goods and services have risen far too high for the mostly poor inhabitants to bear.Trucks and trailers carried goods splattered with mud along the road between Kpaytuo Town and the Graie Township, which is among the wost affected parts of the road.Mr. James Yarkerseh Kolor, Director of Christian Foundation Liberia, a local non-governmental organization (NGO) conducting in-service teacher training in Grand Gedeh County, said he had spent three days on the road at the time of this interveiw.“Due to the bad road, we have spent three days on the road, since we left Ganta for Grand Gedeh County to go train the teachers; an exercise which has been going on for about 10 months,” Mr. Kolor told this reporter on the road. “See here,” he pointed on a worst affected spot of the road, as he spoke, “we will be abandoning the car for motorcycles so as to reach quicker.”Mamadee Kamara, a lorry driver told this newspaper how he and his crew spent a week on the road from Ganta before reaching Tappita, because of the pile of mud before reaching Graie Township.“I am transporting rice, vegetable oil to Grand Kru County and it is causing us too much money to get there,” he said.“For every time the truck gets stuck, we spend money to pull it out,” Kamara complained.“I am not using the route to Sinoe with some goods owing to the damaged bridge between Rivercess and Sinoe where we are finding it hard to even reach Grand Geded,” said another driver.He said the road between Grand Gedeh and Sinoe is very bad, so it means they would spend the remaining time for the trip on the high way.The Daily Observer gathered that prices of rice and other commodities have gone up from L$1700 to L$2000 in Tappita and L$2200 in Zwedru respectively.The prices of petroleum product are said to be skyrocketing, thus causing transportation fares to also go up from L$1500 to L$2500 between Ganta to Zwedru. The price hikes are directly connected to the deplorable road condition on that frequently traveled route. Travelers moving between Ganta and Tappita are often using motorcycles, which fares have also gone from L$1000 to L$1750.Last year, the same road condition became deplorable leaving many vehicles bearing food and fuel supplies bound for the southeast stranded for sometimes more than an entire week. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
SAN JOSE — Before we dive into the Erik Karlsson stuff, let’s give some props to Joe Pavelski.Captain Clutch came through in crunch time again Saturday, jumping on Timo Meier’s rebound in the slot and burying it at 13:06 of the third to clinch two points for the Sharks on a night when the Vancouver Canucks controlled much of the play.The goal came after Pavelski pressured Alex Biega into turning the puck over in his own zone, setting the stage for his heroics later in the shift. Pavelski also …
1. Moscou and Bogdanove, “A Simple Cipher Governs DNA Recognition by TAL Effectors,” Science, 11 December 2009: Vol. 326. no. 5959, p. 1501, DOI: 10.1126/science.1178817.How does one distinguish intentional design from accidental or natural design? Your answer probably depends on your worldview. The above examples find patterns in everything from molecules to galaxies. An animist or ancient Roman might explain them with references to spirits or the gods. A materialist will only find intentional design in the Parthenon, the Mona Lisa, and other artificial creations, and ascribe everything else to chance and natural law. But we are often confronted with puzzles. Is this rock an arrowhead or an accident of nature? Is that odd-shaped cloud skywriting? Non-atheists have additional questions about which phenomena involve God’s intervention. The fever that afflicted Peter’s mother might have worn off over time; we would consider that a natural healing process. But when Jesus healed her instantly, that’s a miracle. Atheists, of course, have no patience with any of this. Yet their explanations based on chance border on the miraculous sometimes (see article on ICR). They can go so far as to give a rational person cause to accuse them of holding to their world view in spite of the evidence (12/13/2009). Intelligent design theory seeks to elucidate the scientific basis for inferring intelligent causes. It recognizes that many complex patterns can arise in nature without intentionality. Probably no one except devotees of late-night talk shows about alien conspiracies believes the Saturn hexagon was intelligently designed, even though scientists cannot explain it yet. Most trust that science will explain it in due time. But why do they trust science in that case, and not in the case of Parthenon? Is it only a question of whether humans are involved? And what is human design, anyway, if humans alone are capable of intelligent design, but arose from non-intelligent causes of chance and natural law? What do we mean by “natural”? The core of the intelligent design approach is to look for complex specified information, using the explanatory filter described by Dembski in his books (for synopsis, see article at the IDEA Center). Only when chance and natural law have been excluded via a rational criterion of plausibility is intelligent design considered. This presumes, of course, that we can agree on the meanings of chance and natural law. Sometimes a “natural law” is floated around too loosely. Is it fair to apply a term like “constructal law” to the ubiquity of the Golden Ratio in nature, or is that a post-hoc fallacy? That might be like watching a chess game and ascribing the movements of the chess pieces to a natural law we might arbitrarily name the “Checkmate Law” which states that chess pieces converge toward the elimination of the King from the board. Inventing a law after the fact and calling it “natural” explains nothing. It’s an anti-explanation. In the case of the chess game, it ignores the primary cause of the phenomenon – intelligence. Laws like “natural selection” can be similarly critiqued. Subjective verbal phrases like “survival of the fittest” lack the mathematical precision of laws in physics. How, then, do we explain non-artificial patterns like the histone code, and perfectly-aligned crystals in an urchin tooth, and the Golden Ratio spiral in a conch shell? Each of the words in the phrase complex specified information is significant. It has to be complex enough to exceed the threshold of chance. It has to be specified to match an independent pattern. And it has to be information – perhaps the trickiest word. Information in one context can be gibberish in another. Even apparent randomness can be intentional – as in a white-noise generator or some abstract art. Do we call the DNA code information in the same sense as text in a novel? Do we call the choreography of the chromosomes information in the same sense as ballet? Are these just figures of speech? When are the differences more significant than the similarities? What is being communicated – and to whom or what? The Saturn hexagon has no semantics, for instance; it conveys no message, performs no function. Forces in the atmosphere – perhaps resonances or standing waves – will undoubtedly be found sufficient to explain the pattern once all the factors are known. The hexagons in a beehive, though, perform a function – they create breeding cells with the maximum volume per packing space, using minimum materials. Thus we see that information can be semantic or functional. In either case, it requires foresight and intent to bring component parts together. We know that intelligence acts with a goal in mind, and organizes parts to fit the goal. Evolution and “blind nature” lack the ability to foresee ends, or to organize parts toward a goal. Can we say this consistently? Does gas and dust conspire to build a star? Does water and rock and heat conspire to build Old Faithful geyser, in the same sense that calcium carbonate crystals and bridges conspire to build an urchin tooth? Stars and geysers are improbable natural phenomena, too. But in those cases, we see a clear continuum of simpler phenomena. With stars, we see dust clouds of various levels of density, Herbig-Haro objects, and bodies of every size from brown dwarfs to supergiants. With geysers, we find fumaroles, mudpots, and active hot springs of all sizes up to the great regular spouters. Each of these falls within the range of chance and known physical laws of thermodynamics. They also don’t “say” anything; there is no communication between parts, no information shared, no long-range goal that pulls together disparate parts to share a message. They are like clouds, not skywriting; like ripples, not hieroglyphics. Even the most elegant natural phenomena, like snowflakes, display the repetitive outcomes of natural laws applied to matter without conveying any meaning. In a living cell, though, we find aperiodic coded information that is stored and retrieved, and then translated into a separate molecular coding convention (proteins), all with clear observable function as a result. The coded information has no necessary connection to its medium. The same information could conceivably be stored in other molecules – in the same sense that a human message could be sent via paper or email (computer geeks will appreciate George Gilder’s explanation of this point on ID the Future). This means that information is not material. It is independent from the medium that conveys it. Moreover, the DNA translation system includes numerous component parts that must all work, or else function stops. Even though the parts themselves are not intelligent, they show the hallmark of intelligent design – just like we might watch a robot made of metal and plastic using electricity on a factory assembly line and rightly infer it was intelligently designed for the purpose of assembling automobiles. In Signature in the Cell (06/27/2009 Resource of the Week), Stephen Meyer delved deeply into the problem of how complex specified information – functional information – could have arisen in the molecules of life. Only after the most rigorous elimination of all possible non-intelligent causes did intelligent design emerge as the best explanation. But once chance and natural law (or combinations of the two) have been eliminated, and intelligent design accepted as the best (or only) explanation, new questions emerge. If the apparent intention, foresight and purpose in life points to intelligent design, should we not look at the rest of nature with new eyes? Why is the Golden Ratio so ubiquitous in nature? Why do the constants of physics conspire to work together, out of a seemingly infinite range of contingent possibilities, to allow stars, planets, and life to exist? Why is the Earth so well suited for life? The Creator that Darwin, Huxley, Tyndall, Haeckel and all the others sought to exclude from scientific explanation has been there all the time. Secular scientists only chose to look the other way.Exercise: Look for complex specified information in the 6 examples above. If intelligent design was involved, when and where was it involved? Which of these operate robotically without God’s intervention? Which emerged according to natural laws – and what are the laws? Which might have started out by intelligent design but become modified naturally over time? Which imply intelligently-designed initial conditions only? Try your reasoning on these other patterns in nature: sand dunes, flying seeds (12/03/2009, 10/21/2009), iron filings on a paper over a magnet, a virus packing motor (10/18/2001), planetary rings, binary stars, toxins, river meanders, cilia in the windpipe, wind waves on a field of grass, honeycomb, parallel rock strata (are they fractal? 03/05/2004), meteor showers, the solar cycle, glaciers, volcanoes, dust devils on Mars, Cepheid variables, barred spiral galaxies, a perfect solar eclipse, stalactites, streaks in a cloud chamber, crater chains, ant mounds, woodpecker holes, a packrat midden, an Indian midden, a Venus flytrap, a beaver trap, the musical pattern in wind chimes, bird song, phyllotaxis. Think of more on your own.(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Some recent stories provide exercises in differentiating intelligently-caused designs from complex patterns that can arise from natural law. Here are some examples of designs in science reports; the commentary will discuss criteria for deciding which arise spontaneously without purpose and intent.Saturn hexagon: The north pole of Saturn shows an odd hexagon-shaped pattern in the clouds that has persisted since at least the Voyager flybys. Jet Propulsion Lab issued a press release with a new picture of it emerging from the winter darkness. It was posted as the Dec. 14 Astronomy Picture of the Day. There’s no good explanation for it yet. “Scientists are still trying to figure out what causes the hexagon, where it gets and expels its energy and how it has stayed so organized for so long.”Cell cybernetics: Science reported on Dec. 11 that “A Simple Cipher Governs DNA Recognition by TAL Effectors.” We normally think of ciphers as a human-based technology. Moscou and Bogdanove wrote, “Our finding represents a previously unknown mechanism for protein-DNA recognition that explains TAL effector specificity, enables target site prediction, and opens prospects for use of TAL effectors in research and biotechnology.”Genes in 3-D: Science Daily reported that a “3-D View of Genes-at-Work Is Paradigm Shift in Genetics.” Scientists from the Babraham Institute are getting glimpses of the 3-D organization of chromosomes in the nucleus. It’s causing a “paradigm shift in our understanding of how the genome is spatially organised in relation to gene expression.” There were 14 references to “transcription factories” in the short article. For example:Highly coordinated chromosomal choreography leads genes and the sequences controlling them, which are often positioned huge distances apart on chromosomes, to these ‘hot spots’. Once close together within the same transcription factory, genes get switched on (a process called transcription) at an appropriate level at the right time in a specific cell type. This is the first demonstration that genes encoding proteins with related physiological role visit the same factory.In fact, the article continued, DNA itself is proving to be the most mobile thing in the nucleus, moving the genes to the hot spots where transcription occurs. The genes almost seem to do a purpose-driven dance: “Having a common goal, such as producing all the components needed to make haemoglobin, could be a factor behind genes gravitating to a particular factory.”Golden Ratio: The irrational number 1.61803… seems to pop up everywhere in nature: in animal proportions, the pyramids, artichoke heads, conch shells, spiral galaxies, the Mona Lisa and the Parthenon, to name a few. Science Daily claimed that Adrian Bejan of Duke University knows why. The ratio “describes a rectangle with a length roughly one and a half times its width.” Bejan in his “constructal law” claims that “the eyes scan an image the fastest when it is shaped as a golden-ratio rectangle.” The article continued: “For Bejan, vision and cognition evolved together and are one and the same design as locomotion. The increased efficiency of information flowing from the world through the eyes to the brain corresponds with the transmission of this information through the branching architecture of nerves and the brain.” Bejan, who believes that “vision and cognition evolved together and are one and the same design as locomotion,” said something that almost sounds new-age:It is the oneness of vision, cognition and locomotion as the design of the movement of all animals on earth…. The phenomenon of the golden ratio contributes to this understanding the idea that pattern and diversity coexist as integral and necessary features of the evolutionary design of nature.This explanation seems to beg the question of why galaxies and conch shells, which lack vision and cognition, follow this ratio, or why cognitive beings would have converged on the Golden Ratio, and what makes it golden, or satisfying, to the human spirit. It also fails to explain from a naturalistic or evolutionary perspective what initial conditions in a big-bang explosion would have led to the ubiquity of the Golden Ratio.Update 01/07/2010: Does the Golden Ratio extend to the quantum scale? PhysOrg reported that resonant modes of scattering neutrons display the same Golden Ratio “famous from art and architecture.” The article added, “Such discoveries are leading physicists to speculate that the quantum, atomic scale world may have its own underlying order.”Histone code: “Scientists Take a Step Towards Uncovering the Histone Code,” reported Science Daily. This refers to protein tags on DNA that affect transcription and are apparently heritable and provide instructions apart from genes. “Many biologists believe the modifications on histones are a code, analogous to the genetic code,” the article said (see also 07/26/2006, 02/17/2004).Urchin crystal power: Sea urchins have a remarkable ability to build crystal teeth with perfectly aligned crystals. PhysOrg explored this tantalizing phenomenon, opening with the teaser, “It’s as if grains of salt were spilled on a rug, yet instead of landing randomly, all wound up with exactly the same angle and rotation.” The sea urchin begins with an amorphous mass of calcium carbonate like a ball of mud, and ends up with a perfect structure that is the envy of nanotechnologists. This is achieved through crosslinks that Pupa Gilbert (U of Wisconsin-Madison) said “look exactly like Roman bridges, with long decks, and arched piers.” What caused this remarkable order? The article offered its explanation: “Evolution has crafted a clever means of forming hard, complicated crystals, yet the control mechanism remains to be explored.” Gilbert “still expresses wonderment at the biological solution she has observed,” the article noted. She said, “Maybe one day we will have solar panels inspired by the lowly sea urchin.”
South Africa’s population reflects a nation of diversity, with over 56.5-million people and a wide variety of cultures, languages and religious beliefs.A South African child wears his country’s flag on his face. (Image: Brand South Africa)According to Census 2011 the country’s population is 51.77-million, up from the census 2001 count of 44.8-million. Statistics South Africa’s 2017 mid-year population estimate puts the total at 56.5-million people.Africans are in the majority, making up 79.2% of the population. Coloured and white people each make up 8.9% of the total, and the Indian/Asian population 2.5%. The “other” population group makes up 0.5% of the total.According to Census 2011 data from Statistics South Africa, in 2011 the country’s population was 51 770 560, of which 26 581 769 (51.3%) were female and 25 188 791 (48.7%) were male.Africans are in the majority at just over 41-million, making up 79.2% of the total population. The coloured population is 4 615 401 (8.9%), while there are 4 586 838 (8.9%) whites. The Indian/Asian population stands at 1 286 930 (2.5%). In 2011, “other” was included in the Census, and accounts for 280 454 or 0.5% of the total.SOUTH AFRICA’S POPULATION: CENSUS 2011Population groupNumber% of totalAfrican41 000 93879.2%White4 586 8388.9%Coloured4 615 4018.9%Indian/Asian1 286 9302.5%Other280 4540.5%TOTAL51 770 560100% Sources: South Africa Gateway, Statistics South AfricaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Read Next Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (1) scores in front of Orlando Magic guard Mario Hezonja (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis. APINDIANAPOLIS — Victor Oladipo and Lance Stephenson delivered the perfect combination for the Indiana Pacers.After watching their fatigued and foul-prone teammates spend most of the first 3 1/2 quarters scrambling to stay close, the tag-team energizers took matters into their own hands Saturday night. They drove and dished, they made shots and they defended.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City It was a knockout finish.Oladipo scored 24 points, Stephenson added a season-high 21, each had five rebounds and six assists, and the Pacers overcame a late 10-point deficit to get past the struggling Orlando Magic 114-112.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“When that energy (is there), when the crowd is into it, the players are into it, the bench is into it — it’s unlike any other,” Oladipo said. “It’s a great environment to be a part of. It might be a little tougher you know, playing as hard as we did yesterday and coming in (tonight) and trying to repeat. But it’s a part of the NBA.”The Pacers powered through on grit. LATEST STORIES Magic coach Frank Vogel expected nothing less from his former team.Each time he sensed the Pacers were about to make a run, Vogel called timeout even after the Pacers cut a 106-96 deficit to 106-95 on Sabonis’ layup with 5:32 to go.But the last timeout didn’t slow down Oladipo, Stephenson or the Pacers, who scored the next six points to take a 111-106 lead.Gordon had 22 points, 11 rebounds and four assists and Evan Fournier wound up with 19 points for the Magic, who have lost seven straight in the series and 19 of their last 22. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH After trailing by as much as 21, Oladipo’s 21-footer in the midst of a 15-0 run finally gave the Pacers their first lead at 107-106 with 3:30 to play. And they closed it out by finishing the game on an 18-6 run over the final 6:15.Still, it almost wasn’t enough.After Domantas Sabonis missed 1 of 2 free throws with 20.5 seconds to go, Orlando got two chances to tie the score and one to win it.But Aaron Gordon missed a 16-footer with 12.5 seconds left then missed two free throws with 7.9 seconds to go and Jonathan Simmons missed the go-ahead 3-pointer before Oladipo finally corralled the last rebound.“We knew it was going to be a tough second half. We played lockdown defense and we fed off of (the energy),” Stephenson said. “I know we had a tough rebounding night, but we made up for it. We just kept playing.”ADVERTISEMENT Wall held out as Wizards overwhelm Hawks Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But he didn’t start.“We’re going to be patient with his return and work him back into the rotation,” coach Nate McMillan said before the game. “And Domantas has been doing a pretty good with the starting unit.”In less than 11 minutes, Turner had four points three rebounds and no blocks.FIGHTING THROUGHVogel wasn’t sure how long he’d last on the sideline.During pre-game availability, Vogel acknowledged he’s tried myriad treatments to fight off a cold and his voice was still pretty weak.“I’m going to try to coach but I’ve been coughing an awful lot so we’ll see how that goes,” Vogel said.He did make it through but is now 0-3 at Indiana and 0-7 against his former team. “We knew we’d have to win the second half different than we won the first half, our intensity would have to be greater,” Vogel said. “That’s what it looked like, and we weren’t able to hang on.”TIP-INSMagic: Elfrid Payton had 12 points and five assists on a night Orlando shot 54.5 percent from the field and scored 70 points in the first half. … Only 10 opponents have failed to score at least 100 points against the Magic this season. … Orlando has lost 18 of its last 20 to Indiana, dating to March 2013, and hasn’t won in Indianapolis since 2014.Pacers: Thaddeus Young scored 20 points and Sabonis finished with 18 points and nine rebounds. … After shooting 33.3 percent in the first quarter, Indiana shot 63.4 percent from the field in the second half. … Indiana has given up 143 points in the first half of its last two games. … The Pacers have won 10 of their last 11 home games against Orlando.HE’S BACKPacers center Myles Turner returned to action Saturday after missing the previous nine games with an injured right elbow. 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Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUnfazed by the home crowd, San Sebastian’s Michael Calisaan stood tallest as the Stags overcame the Arellano Chiefs, 65-56, in a bruising encounter for their first victory in the 93rd NCAA basketball tournament at Arellano Gym in Manila.Hardly intimidated playing in hostile territory, Calisaan dished out a double double with 12 points and 13 rebounds apart from anchoring the Stags’ airtight defense that shut down the Chiefs down the stretch.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena “I’m used to it,” said Calisaan, referring to the scenario of playing against the home crowd. “I grew up playing in inter-barangay and inter-town leagues which usually means playing against the crowd. But coach told us to continue playing aggressive, despite the foul trouble.”The Stags evened their card at 1-1, bouncing back from a 67-76 loss to the San Beda Red Lions in Saturday’s opener.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We knew we needed to really stepped up on our defense in the fourth quarter,” said San Sebastian coach Egay Macaraya.Determined to take the crowd out of the game, the Stags got off to a rousing start by outscoring Arellano, 24-8, in the opening period of the first “NCAA on Tour” match this season. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES The Las Piñas-based school is seeking to uphold the Altas’ victory over the Blazers because they were penalized twice— first with a technical free throw and later, a forfeiture order.“We’re still deliberating on it today (yesterday),” said NCAA Management Committee chair Fr. Glynn Ortega, O.A.R., of host San Sebastian.In a statement, Perpetual said it was surprised why commissioner Arturo “Bai” Cristobal and the Mancom allowed the game to push through.Even St. Benilde coach TY Tang agreed that “the game should have been over before it started.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MOST READ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Gilas fate hangs on future pro stars But the Chiefs drew strength from Kent Salado as they came to within 50-52 with a little over four minutes left.Calisaan and RK Ilagan joined forces to close out the game with a 13-6 burst, while Arellano’s Salado and Archie Concepcion lost their cool and were slapped with unsportsmanlike fouls.Marwin Taywan was also ejected for hitting Allyn Bulanadi’s head.Arellano, which overpowered Mapua, 91-82, also on Saturday, dropped to 1-1.Meanwhile, Perpetual Help would challenge the decision of the NCAA, which forfeited the Altas’ 69-65 win over St. Benilde on Tuesday for wearing the wrong uniform color.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games