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Developers appointed for £240m Humber business park

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Morne Bruce Storage tank nearing completion

first_imgLocalNews Morne Bruce Storage tank nearing completion by: – May 19, 2012 Share The construction of the five hundred thousand gallon water storage tank at Morne Bruce is nearing completion with an estimated completion date set for the end of May 2012.The four million dollar project which was funded by the government of Dominica is expected to improve the water supply system for the city of Roseau and environs including the lower parts of Kings Hill as well as to provide water for the Windsor Park Sports Stadium and a supply for the sale of bulk water to cruise ships. The Contractor ACE engineering has been working on the project for the past year.General Manager of the Dominica Water and Sewerage Company Ltd (Dowasco), Bernard Etinoffe confirmed this on Monday during an interview with GIS news.“What is happening now is basically the sealing of the side of the tank and then some work on the outside has to be done. It should take a few days to complete this five hundred thousand gallon storage tank… It’s divided into three chambers, one of which can be dedicated to the Windsor Park Sports Stadium; one can be dedicated to the cruise ships so that when we are feeding the cruise ships or when there’s an activity in the stadium utilizing large volumes of water the people in Kings Hill and Morne Bruce and Roseau will not suffer from water shortages. In the past what you found was that we could not serve ships sometimes because if we did that persons would not have water, so with this much needed storage we can expect much improvement in the water supply to Roseau and environs, Kings Hill, lower Morne Bruce and the Stadium. The storage tank has the capacity to serve for probably two days or so in the event that there is something happening at the intake.”The Dowasco official accompanied the Minister responsible for Water Resource Management, Hon. Reginald Austrie on a tour of the project site in May to view the status of the work done thus far.Chief Engineer at Dowasco, Magnus Williams explained what the new system involves.“Each chamber requires a separate outlet and distribution pipes. The pipes for each of these chambers are interconnected in the event that we want to supply water from one pipe to another area so various valves have to be installed so that we can [achieve} that particular isolation. Also we’re required to place valves on the supply lines. They are what we call float valves. They will be used to control the tanks and shut off the supply when tanks are filled. [There] are pipes to control the overflow and for emptying and washing out the tanks. These pipes are also interconnected. They go to the concrete chamber and then through a washout line. Two pipes were installed, one for Bath Road and the other to the Botanic Gardens. One is a direct connection to a bulk water line so we can serve water to the cruise ships.” The Morne Bruce storage tank will be fed from the treatment facility in Antrim from the main intake in Springfield.Meantime, Minister for Water Resource Management, Hon. Reginald Austrie says the completion of the tank will mark a major milestone in government’s attempts to make potable water available to all Dominicans within the next two to three years.“Government has been spending quite a bit of money in terms of new and improved water systems. To date I can tell you, we’ve spent over fifteen million dollars on improving and [upgrading] water systems all across the country. Campbell, Warner, Delice and Petite Savanne all have improved water systems. Right now we’re in the final [stages] of completing Penville’s [and] Concorde’s [water system], the West Coast Water supply project in currently ongoing right now.”Government Information Service 9 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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Altercation leads to stabbing; 3 wounded

first_imgILOILO City – Three persons were hurt ina stabbing incident in Barangay Ilaya Poblacion, Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo. The suspects were arrested and now detainedin lockup cell of the Barotac Nuevo police station, facing charges./PN Teologia and Lachica allegedly attackedthe victims after a heated argument ensued between them. But it was notimmediately established what triggered the altercation. According to the police, the incidenthappened around 11:15 p.m. on Dec. 14. center_img The 29-year-old Jannie Dosano, his 28-year-oldbrother Aurelio and 26-year-old Robert Jocson were recuperating at the Don JoseS. Monfort Medical Center in Barotac, Nuevo. They all sustained stabwounds on the body, police said. Tagged suspects were Aljohn Teologia,28, of Barangay Tubungan, Barotac Nuevo and Archie Lachica of Barangay Licu-an,Barotac Nuevo.last_img read more

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DU30 MAKES DRILON SONA ‘PUNCHING BAG’

first_imgFor democracy to thrive, according to Drilon, “We need free press and to allow journalists to exercise complete freedom to do their mandate of reporting facts without fear.” “In an interview, (Drilon) arrogantly mentioned, among others, that oligarchs need not be rich,” said Duterte. “Then he linked the anti-dynasty system with oligarchy and the topic was my daughter and son. This happened after the Committee on Franchise voted 70-11 to deny the grant of franchise to ABS-CBN. Obviously, he was defending the Lopezes that they are not oligarchs.” “Oligarchy is a form of power structure in which power rests with a small number of people which use their power to seek personal gain or benefit their business interests,” Drilon said. “You cannot equate the rich and oligarch. It does not mean that if you are rich, you are on oligarch. An oligarch is the one that influences the decision of the government or the one using their [riches] in order that the policy that they want will be pursued.”/PN Drilon, in a previous interview, had said if the President was serious in dismantling oligarchs, the latter must tell his allies in Congress to pass the Anti-Dynasty Bill. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte opened his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa by making Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon of Iloilo City his punching bag. Drilon recently dared the President to encourage the Congress to pass the anti-dynasty law to dismantle oligarchy effectively. “Wala po akong kinalaman sa concession agreements na ‘yan. Kaya ko pong harapin ang buong bansa at sabihin na wala akong kinalaman diyan,” Drilon said. “Wala po akong pakialam sa sinasabing concession agreement ng Pangulo. Wala na po ako sa ACCRA nun.” “I aired my support for the renewal of franchise of ABS-CBN because undeniably the network complements other stations in providing timely and accurate reportage even in the farthest locality unreachable to others, even to the government,” he added. “My countrymen, it is sad that while government focuses its attention and resources to battle the coronavirus, there are those who take advantage of a preoccupied government. One of them is Sen. Frank Drilon,” said the President at the start of his close to two-hour speech yesterday afternoon. President Rodrigo Duterte used his State of the Nation Address to castigate Sen. Franklin Drilon over the opposition lawmaker’s proposal to ban political dynasties if government wants to dismantle oligarchy. In response, Drilon said he was defending press freedom and not the Lopezes who own ABS-CBN Corp. which was shut down by the National Telecommunications Commission after its franchise expired and was not granted a new one by Congress.center_img “Media is a powerful tool in the hands of oligarchs like the Lopezes who used their media outlets in their battles with political figures. I am a casualty of the Lopezes during the 2016 election,” said Duterte. “Were you a part of (the) ACCRA (law firm) when this contract of (Manila) Water was being drafted? Bakit kasi ikaw lang ang galit sa dynasty? You are a hypocrite,” Duterte said. Drilon stressed that simply being rich is not equivalent to being an oligarch and also emphasized that political dynasties will continue to nurture oligarchy in the Philippines. “I was defending freedom of the press, not the Lopezes. The closure of the ABS-CBN sent a chilling effect,” Drilon said. Justifying ABS-CBN’s closure, Duterte said great wealth enables economic elites and corporations to influence public policy to their advantage. The senator said Duterte must go beyond the fact that he has children in the politics in House deputy speaker Paolo Duterte, Davao City mayor Sara Duterte and Vice Mayor Baste Duterte if he is really determined in dismantling oligarchy. “With the popularity rating of the President, he has the capacity to push that in Congress,” Drilon said over at the Kapihan sa Manila Bay. “When you want to remove oligarchy as a power structure then you should rise above all of these.” In the latter part of his speech, President Duterte once again lambasted Drilon and accused the latter of having a hand in the questionable water concession agreement entered by the government before with Manila Water. In an interview over DZBB, Drilon reiterated he was never involved in the crafting of the water concession agreements as Duterte claimed.last_img read more

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Mourinho aware of FFP demands

first_img “Every wrong move you make has an influence on the future. You need to work more closely with the board in the financial area, you have to have a different perspective and a different look at the players on loan and youth football. “It’s more global. Instead of just focusing on your team, and your targets and ambitions, it’s an overall view. It’s a different profile of job and I’m happy with that, I’m enjoying that.” The changes are certain to affect Chelsea’s usual approach to the transfer market and cast doubt on the possibility Mourinho will this summer exceed the estimated £70million he spent on players when he first arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2004. The Blues have already signed Andre Schurrle from Bayer Leverkusen for an undisclosed fee while Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk and Galatasaray playmaker Wesley Sneijder are all reported targets. Mourinho has identified regular qualification for the Champions League as one key to maintaining Chelsea’s economic stability. “We need to go back to this stability,” he added. “It’s important for the players, for the young players’ development, for the club, for the fan base and for the economic situation which is more important with Financial Fair Play. “This is what we want, me as a manager, the owner and the board. The owner and the board want stability and then after that if we are working well and working together, success comes naturally.” Jose Mourinho will embrace the new era of Financial Fair Play as a motivating factor during his second spell as Chelsea manager. Press Associationcenter_img Club accounts have been subjected to assessment for the last two years under the FFP regulations laid down by European football’s governing body UEFA, with outgoings being measured against revenues from football activities, and those wishing to participate in European competition are not permitted to make significant losses. “It’s very motivational and demands more from you. You have to think more about every decision and every move,” Mourinho told chelsea’s official website. last_img read more

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Fulham: No comment on Mourinho Jnr

first_img Press Association Fulham would not comment on the speculation when contacted by Press Association Sport. “Fulham Football Club does not comment on the identity of any of the young people participating in the numerous football programmes on offer at the club,” a statement read. Spanish newspaper Marca claim 14-year-old goalkeeper Jose Mario has signed on at Craven Cottage after a one-month trial. He played for Real Madrid’s Canillas side when his father was manager there, but it looks like he has not followed his father following his move back to Chelsea. center_img Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho’s teenage son has reportedly signed for west London rivals Fulham.last_img read more

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3rd series defeat in 4 tours to SENA countries

first_imgTalking PointIndia is still on top of the World Test Championship cycle. However, Kohli’s men were brought down to earth after they ran over oppositions at home and in West Indies last year.Notably, this is the 1st time Virat Kohli has been on the receiving end of a Test series whitewash as captain. This is the 3rd overseas series defeat in 4 tours since 2018 for the Indian skipper who was woefully out of form in New Zealand.The 2-0 sweep is also the 1st time since the 4-0 loss in Australia in 2012, India has been handed a series whitewash in Tests. India began the New Zealand tour on a high, winning the T20I series 5-0 but things have gone downhill since with the visitors losing the ODI series 0-3 and 0-2 in the Tests.While tall claims of being ‘the best Indian team of the last 15 years’ have been made in the past, India’s performances in SENA countries have been far from impressive. Apart from the historic 2-1 series win in Australia, India has been thrashed by South Africa (1-2 in 2018) and England (4-1 in 2018).Also Read: Arsenal Exit; Manchester United, Wolves in last 16Also Watch: Swearing-in Ceremony of Pallav Bhattacharyya as new Chairman of APSC held todaylast_img read more

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Syracuse Chiefs look to improve on league-worst 2014 attendance numbers

first_img Published on April 13, 2015 at 11:20 pm Contact Justin: jmatting@syr.edu | @jmattingly306 Dave Smolnycki does it for the game of baseball. When he takes his seat in Section 204, Row 8 on Thursday he’ll be in attendance for the 45th-consecutive Syracuse Chiefs home opener.“I know nowadays, you need all the fancy stuff with the entertainment, but to me, it’s always been the game itself,” he said.But the number of fans like Smolnycki is steadily decreasing.Minor league baseball teams are having to rely on entertainment and promotions to bring fans out to the ballpark. As the Chiefs are set to have their home opener at NBT Bank Stadium on Thursday, the club will look to rebound from a season in which it placed last in the International League in attendance. But now second-year general manager Jason Smorol is confident that there’s a turnaround coming up.Smorol came to the Chiefs — the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals — with more than a decade’s worth of minor league baseball experience. When he took over in October 2013, Smorol had the mentality of being all about the fans and being “more minor league-y.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I just came in with my philosophy,” Smorol said. “I don’t know that that’s any different than someone else’s philosophy, it’s just what I was taught to do in baseball and that is to be about the fans.”Despite extensive efforts to try and bring fans to the 11,117-seat ballpark, the Chiefs finished last in both total and average attendance in the International League in 2014. The paid total of 247,046 was the lowest in the history of the Chiefs’ ballpark, which opened in 1997 and is now called NBT Bank Stadium after two name changes.Smorol said that while the club announced a more than 100,000-person decrease in attendance from 2013, concession sales were up and there were actually more people physically in the ballpark than in previous years—during which attendance tracking wasn’t as accurately portrayed, said Benjamin Hill, who covers minor league baseball for MiLB.com.Smorol took over as general manager following 44 years of either Tex or John Simone running the ball club and said the Chiefs are still essentially starting a brand-new franchise from scratch. It was often the case where fans could go to a local grocery store or bank and get free Chiefs tickets. Smorol said no more — there were no free tickets last year, except for the city of Syracuse buying out the July 4 game.“Our product has value,” he said. “So we established that value of $12, $10, $5 a ticket and then more people came last year.”To generate that value and build some buzz, the Chiefs held promotions such as Deport Justin Bieber Night, Boy Band Night and Tattoo Night to go along with the classics of Fireworks Night and Giveaway Saturdays.Promotions are more important in minor league baseball than in the major sports because in minor league baseball the average fan is not a fan of the team, Hill said.The most effective promotions, Hill said, are ones that don’t have to be explained, such as fireworks. The Chiefs currently have 20 fireworks shows planned for this year, compared to 13 last year.“Owning a ball club is like owning a restaurant with live entertainment,” said Lloyd Johnson, editor of the Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball.The club is continuing to try and improve attendance through promotions, adjusting to what’s popular — such as selling beer for $2 on Thursdays.Promotions aren’t the only factor that goes into attendance, but also the weather. During 2014 Chiefs home games, about 2,300 fewer fans on average came to the ballpark when there was precipitation.In 2010, Stephen Strasburg made four starts for the Chiefs at then-named Alliance Bank Stadium. Strasburg was the consensus No. 1 prospect in baseball and a former No. 1 overall draft pick. Smolnycki described the ballpark as “jam-packed” and “bedlam.”“It just was a whole different atmosphere,” he said. “People were into the game.”In Strasburg’s four starts in Syracuse, the Chiefs averaged 5,678 more people per game than their average attendance for 2010.But having Strasburg, and eventually top prospect Bryce Harper in 2011, come to Syracuse was “lightning in a bottle.”“There’s just really not enough baseball fandom intensity in the minors for top prospects to get that kind of attention, unless they’re true outliers like Strasburg or Harper,” Hill said.Right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole is the Chiefs’ highest-rated prospect to start the season, coming in at No. 30 on the Baseball Prospectus Top 101 Prospects list. He’s the only current Chief on the list.Even without a top prospect, sometimes a winning team isn’t enough automatically help boost attendance.The Chiefs won the International League North Division last year by two and a half games, but still finished last in attendance for the entire league. In 47 of their 66 home games, they had the higher winning percentage of the two teams going in.Marshall Adesman, a former general manager for the Waterloo Indians, said winning is the best promotion, but is not necessary to have good attendance. The Chiefs largest total attendance for a season, 1999, came in a year when the team finished two games above .500.There are many factors that go into attendance, both for the Chiefs and minor league baseball as a whole. What Smorol and other managers can do is “control the controllables.”While Chiefs management can’t control the weather, the on-field performance or the roster, they can control the fan experience.“We want to really engage our fans and we want them to have fun,” Smorol said. “Again, that’s what it’s all about — just the fans having fun, wanting to come to the ballpark, spend some time with their families, spend some time with their friends and by the way, there’s a really good baseball game going on.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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USC grabs two wins to close out season

first_imgThe USC men’s volleyball team clinched the sixth seed in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament next weekend by sweeping its two games this weekend.The Trojans squeaked by No. 14 UC San Diego 3-2 Friday and then swept No. 10 Long Beach State 3-0 Saturday to end the regular season, winning five out of its last six games.The Trojans (16-10, 13-9 MPSF) had a relatively easy time with the 49ers (12-17, 8-14) as they were never really challenged late in any of the three sets. The Trojans won 30-25, 30-25, 30-23, and the closest Long Beach came to winning any of those sets was within two points of the Trojans at 23-21 in the second set before USC pulled away.Junior setter Riley McKibbin spread the ball around as four players had eight kills or more. Junior opposite hitter Murphy Troy led the team with 16 en route to obtaining a .400 hitting percentage, and sophomore outside hitter Tony Ciarelli got in double digits with 11 kills.As expected, junior outside hitter Tri Bourne sat out this weekend with a broken left thumb. The Trojans hope to have him back for the playoffs, but in the meantime, senior Tyler Stevens started in his place and had a solid contribution of eight kills, five digs and four blocks.USC’s game against UCSD (10-19, 5-16) was a little tighter. The Trojans won, but they had to come from behind to do so en route to a 26-30, 30-21, 30-23, 26-30, 18-16 score.The Tritons actually had three match points in the fifth set as they took a 14-11 lead. But thanks to a service error, a mishit and a kill from sophomore Tony Ciarelli, USC evened the score at 14. The Trojans saved another match point shortly after at 15-14 and then, after having one match point of their own, put the game away on a mishit by UC San Diego.Again, four players had eight kills or higher as Troy and Ciarelli led the way with 23 each. Eight of Troy’s kills came in the crucial fifth set, including the one that saved a match point at 14-15.The Trojans controlled the second and third sets and weren’t out of the first and fourth set until the final point was recorded. In the first set, the game was tied at 23 when UCSD went on a four-point run to put it away. Then in the fourth set, USC closed to 25-27 but a couple of kills by the Tritons and a mishit by Ciarelli saw UCSD send it into a deciding fifth set.The Trojans will now play at Cal State Northridge, the third seed, in the MPSF tournament starting Saturday. USC lost to the Matadors 3-2 and 3-1 this season.last_img read more

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Women of Troy stumble on the road

first_imgThe women’s basketball team completed a disappointing road trip on Saturday night, falling 84-74 to Arizona despite a double-double from junior guard Briana Gilbreath.Versatile · In addition to posting a double-double, Briana Gilbreath, pictured here against Arizona State, had five blocks and four assists. – Kelvin Kuo | Daily Trojan The defeat followed a 69-55 loss to Arizona State on Thursday, and dropped the Women of Troy (16-11, 8-8) into a tie for fourth place in the Pac-10 with Arizona (17-10, 8-8). Both teams sit a game behind Arizona State (17-9, 9-7) in the conference standings.Gilbreath was one of four USC players to score in double figures, posting a game-high 21 points and 10 rebounds. But the Wildcats outrebounded USC 31-18 in the second half as they pulled away late.The game was a stark difference from the two teams’ matchup earlier in the season, when the Women of Troy took an early lead and claimed an 81-72 home victory.“[The difference] was pure effort,” Gilbreath said. “Nothing else was different, no different play calls, no different defensive schemes … they wanted the game more than we did at the end of the day.”The Wildcats took control of the game early, and held a 15-point deficit over USC with 4:44 remaining in the first half.Led by Gilbreath, the Women of Troy staged a bit of a comeback in the last few minutes. USC’s leading scorer joined sophomore teammate Christina Marinacci in double figures, scoring the last shot of the half to make the halftime score 40-34 in favor of Arizona.But the Wildcats came out of the locker room and dominated most of the second half, at one point leading 72-52.“In the second half we didn’t come out strong, and they blew it out,” Gilbreath said. “We didn’t show up to play today, and when we did finally show up, it was too late.”Once again, USC got its act together as the end of the half approached. The Women of Troy got their first back-to-back buckets of the second half when freshman Cassie Harberts scored and senior Jacki Gemelos followed suit after a defensive stop.After a 7-0 run by the Women of Troy, junior Ashley Corral drained her 200th career three-pointer, extending her USC record, to cut Arizona’s lead to 74-67 with 1:30 to go.But numerous fouls ended up hurting USC, as Corral and Gemelos fouled out as time ran out its comeback bid. The Wildcats wrapped up the game from the free-throw line, as they shot 29-of-38 from the charity stripe. Arizona’s leading scorer, Davellyn White, scored 15 of her 19 points from the free-throw line.The team’s disappointment about the loss could be heard in Gilbreath’s voice, as she lamented the team’s lost chance to put itself in strong position for an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.“This was our shot to push our way into the NCAA tournament,” Gilbreath said. “I think we still have a chance, but these were two big teams that we let slip out of our hands, and it was all on us.”The Women of Troy return home for their final two regular season games, playing Washington State (8-20, 6-10) at 7 p.m. on Thursday and hosting Washington (11-14, 6-10) on Senior Day in a televised game on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.last_img read more

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